Interview with Natalia Lukiyanova – Microstocker from Russia (and no she doesn’t drink Vodka)

August 22, 2011, Author: simon, Categories: Design, Interview, Photographer

I’d like to introduce Natalia Lukiyanova from Russia, a fab microstock content producer focusing on illustration.

 
Tell me a bit about yourself

I am 34 years old, I was born and live in Russia. I – a freelancer, I like that it gives you the freedom, you can plan your own work and leisure. I love to travel, yet not visited very many countries, but is still to come:) I love animals of all – from insects to whales :) I have two dogs – russian spaniel and basset hound, communicating with them a great pleasure for me.

Tell me a bit about how you became an illustrator – I notice you are both a photographer and an illustrator?

3d graphics I have been doing since 2000. First I created a 3d illustration for fun, then this is a way to make money. I make the architectural visualization projects, interior design, create character animations and clips for TV. Since 2008, I was doing illustrations for microstock.
My portfolio has photos, but I’m still a novice photographer.

What do you like about the way we as an industry sell content for illustrators and what would you change if you could wave a magic wand?

I like the fact that the process of uploading pictures is very simple and convenient, it’s wonderful. To change with the help of a magic wand? I do not know, I like everything :)

If you had to choose 3 of your favorite illustrations to take with you on a dessert Island – which would you take?

This is my best seller, and it’s one of my first illustrations I saw in action. The designer used it to illustrate the article

This illustration has not sold very well, but I like it :)
This green man – my favorite. This character I created it in 2006, he participated in the scenes between of advertisement clips. At first he was like a funny animal, he had the ears, eyes, mouth, nose and tail. Then he suffered a few «plastic surgery» and become what you can see it now :) ))

Where do you see illustration and vector art heading in the market?

I think the illustration and vector art primarily used for print and website design.

What kit do you use?

I use a program 3ds MAX, Adobe Photoshop, now learn Adobe Illustrator. My camera Canon 450D.

What are your 3 favourite rock bands of all time?

I’m not a fan of rock bands. I rarely listen to music, sometimes, when I work on the computer. And it’s usually classical music.

You’re Russian  - do you drink Vodka? LOL!

Yes, I am from Russia but I do not drink vodka :) I do not drink alcohol. In fact, Russian, drinking vodka – it’s a stereotype ;) Not so many Russians drink, no more than in other countries :) )

Best regards,
Natalia

 Simon note: thanks for your time Natalia ! If readers would like to check out her collection – just click here.

 


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