We are often invaded our day by hundreds of unpleasant news of violence between people. Negative events virally expand because we in the misfortunes of others and not move on successes. The human being in one way or another is scheduled to see the glass half empty. We look at the defects, not in virtue. In errors, and not on what we do well.
On the contrary , it is known that positive emotions give us more strength, energy, and improve health. We know that a smile fosters interpersonal relationships and can be even more creative, more fruitful. The joy and optimism are a remedy for the soul. Yet, is the negativity that surrounds us. But sometimes, in the middle of that crowd that blocks us, appears something or someone that represents the values of positivism and as we are high or low, Rubiós the brown, There are some bad people and some other positive.
Often in our day to day we are invaded for hundreds of unpleasant news of violence between us. The negative events virally expand because we move over the misfortunes of others and don´t in the successes. The human being in one way or another is scheduled to see the glass half empty. We look at the flaws, not in the virtues. In the errors, and not on what we do well.
However is true that positive emotions give us more strength, energy, and health-enhancing. We know that a smile promotes interpersonal relationships and we can be even more creatives, more productives. The joy and optimism are a remedy for the soul. And yet is true, negativity is around us. But sometimes, in the middle of that crowd that blocks us, appears something or someone who represents those values of positivism. Just as we are tall or short, blond or brown, there are some negative people and some positive people.
Monika is on the side of energy and positivism quintessential. She has her own problems, of course, like everyone else, but when I met her and I've been reading some articles, I think his identity is joy and you will succeed in your career. You'll see why:
Monika is on the side of energy and positivism quintessential. She have her own problems, of course, like everyone else, but when i met her and i have been reading some of her articles, i think that its identity is the joy and she will have successful in her career. You will see why:
Monika was born and lives in Cracow, one of the largest and most important cities in Poland. Krakow is one of the artistic and cultural centers of the country. The historic center of this city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, and in 2016 will host World Youth Day.
They say that any artist, either writer, Sculptor, musician or painter has something in their own works, something intimate, es inevitable. The same goes for Monika, permeating their passion into their work, but not only his passion for what he does, It is also something that identifies itself. His optimism is in the eyes of his figures, usually enormous, open, all seem to want absorberlo.
Monika was born and lives in Cracow, one of the largest and most important cities in Poland. Krakow is one of the artistic and cultural centers of the country. The historic center of this city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978 and in 2016 will be the headquarters of the World Youth Day.
They say that any artist either writer, sculptor, musician or painter have something about own in her works, something intimate, it is unavoidable. I think so it is with Monika that permeates her passion in her artwork, but not only her passion for what she does, also something that identifies herself: Her optimism is represented in the eyes of her figures, usually are huge, open, they seem to want to absorb it all.
And so, its history is a story of ambition and excellence. Her passion is fashion design (and learn French). Listening to think what was clear even before birth. When I was a kid, used to make little dresses for her dolls and shortly thereafter received sculpture classes on human anatomy and pattern.
And so, her history is a story of ambition and excellence. Her passion is fashion design (and learn French). And it seems that it was clear before her birth. When she was a girl, used to make small dresses for her wrists and short time later, she received sculpture classes about the anatomy of the human body and patternmaking.
He worked in a clothing store where most enjoyable of his job was to get their hands on hundreds of items to discuss how they had made. At home dismounted old clothes for all the details in the preparation. It was as the inverse of the manufacture of a watchmaker. Each piece in place and a place for each piece, According to him: “I like to understand what it does and how it really is what I see” and adds that “perhaps drawing on paper or photo with wonderful clothes is not enough. She wants to get to the bottom of things.
She, short time later, worked in a clothing store where the most enjoyable of her job it was to get their hands on hundreds of garments and to analyze how they had been made. In her home, dismounted her old clothes to know every detail of preparation. It was like the inverse of the manufacture of a watchmaker. Each piece in its place and a place for each piece, because in her words: “I like to understand what is done and how it is actually what you see” and adds that “perhaps the drawing in a paper or a photo with wonderful clothes is not enough. She “wants to get to the bottom of things.
Today studying arts, and soon become (if it is not already), in a brilliant fashion designer.
Today she is studying arts and soon become (if is not already), in a brilliant fashion designer.
R.- Hi Monika, thank you for sharing this space with me.
Hello Monika, thanks for sharing this space with me.
M.- Hi Rodrigo, It is a pleasure.
M.- Hello Rodrigo, it´s a pleasure
R.- ¿Monika, which came first in your life, fashion and illustration?
R.- Monika, Which came first in your life, fashion or illustration?
M.- First it was fashion. When I was little, sewed clothes for my dolls. My love for illustration was born many years after. Of course I have always been drawing and painting, but after my school, my parents wanted me to be… one hospitality! As I said good daughter: “yeah mama” but I was terribly unhappy. Two years later told ALTO! and changed to the School of Art. My parents were furious, but did not change my decision. It was a little complicated stage, that changed my life. Unfortunately, There was only one place for me in screen printing and to be honest, did not know what was, but now I think it was the voice of my destiny. Here I designed my first picture and my teachers taught me that I could use this technique of printing fabrics also.
M.- First was fashion. As a little girl, I was sewing clothes for my dolls . My love for illustration born many years later. Of course I always have been drawing and painting but after my primary school my parents wanted i were… an hotelier! As a great daughter I said: “yes mommy” but I was horribly unhappy. Two years later that I said STOP! I changed my school for Art School. My parents were furious but I was adamant. This story is a little bit complicated but changed all my life! Unfortunately there was a place for me only on serigraph printing. To be honest I didn’t know what was it but now I think it was a voice of my destiny. Here I designed my first illustration and my teachers showed me, I could use this printing technique on fabrics also!
R. Can you explain what process you follow to create an illustration? What inspires you?
R. Can you explain us what process do you follow for creating an illustration? What inspires you?
M. I love the traditional drawing, but now everyone is working with vector images. The first step is usually an idea. I love stories, and fashion has a lot of them. Not only nice clothes as many people think. Someone behind must design, know how to do and sew. We see this often. I do my sketches for compositions. I have many pictures of clothes, body position and faces in my ordendador. Sometimes, when I'm not sure of the anatomy, Use a mirror. When I have a sketch that I like, is the time of crayons. Scan the drawing and then work in PhotoShop. Some years ago I thought the crayons were for children. Things are changing and my routines are in constant motion. I have only 22 years and I know that is a long way, but it's exciting.
M. I love traditional drawing, but now everyone is working with vectoral images. First step is usually an idea. I love stories, and fashion has a lot of stories! This isn’t only pretty clothes as many people thinks. Somebody must design it, know how it’s made and sew it. We don’t see it often. I make many sketches of compositions, I’ve many photos of clothes, body positions and faces on my computer. Sometimes, when I’m not sure anatomy construction I use a mirror. When I have a sketch I like, It’s time for watercolor pencils. After that I scan my drawing and I work in Photoshop. Many years ago I was thinking, colored pencils are for children. Things are changing, my my routines are continually changing. I have only 22 years old, and I know it’s a long road, but it’s exciting.
R.- To what extent do you support your drawings with Photoshop? Will this software be added to your work?
R. To what extent do you support your drawings with Photoshop? This software adds to your work?
M.- I always use Photoshop for backgrounds because I can change them as often as desired. Sometimes I check thousands of options because the color is wrong, on this point are ugly. But, there is more: You can be an amazing artist, your artwork can be wonderful, but may appear awful in photos. I have to think about it, because I use the internet and social networking, one of the most powerful means, especially for my generation.
M. I always using Photoshop for backgrounds because I can change it how many times I want. Sometimes I check thousands options, because for example color is wrong or this dot is ugly. But, there is something else: You can be an amazing artist, your artwork can be wonderful but they can appear awful on photos. I must think in it because i use Internet and social Networks, one of most powerful media, especially for my generation.
R. The models in your drawings look like the same woman. What about you in them?
R. The models in your drawings seem the same woman. What about you in them?
M. ¡And the,and,and! you know, it's pretty simple: Why are my models in my drawings look the same woman? The reason is … they are the same woman I know ..., lo sé, I'm not perfect and sometimes have worst day, someone may doubt whether they are the same person or not. Use my face because I can do with it whatever I want and no one will be upset. Moreover, I got myself all the time. In my Art School, someone told me, “You can not find better model for you than yourself”. That's true.
M. Ha,has,has! you know, It’s quite simple why do my models in my drawings seem the same woman? The reason is… they are same woman… I know, I know, I’m not perfect and sometimes I have worse day and someone can doubt if they are the same person. I use my face because I can do with it everything what I want and nobody will be angry. In addition I’ve myself all time. In my Art School someone told me, “you can´t find better model for you than you”. That’s true.
R.- Have a blog that you normally use to expose their work: mokkaillustration.blogspot.com Who is the audience for your blog?
R.-You have a blog that you normally use for expose your work: mokkaillustration.blogspot.com.es Who is the audience for your blog?
M. – Usually I write about fashion and everyday problems. My blog is new and I want to improve, especially when I write. I've been drawing since I can remember, but writing in English is hard enough when it's not my native language, but I'm stubborn … and I like to write. I can tell you a secret?: I want to change something on my blog and add items to my drawing process because I realized that many people who create something or just starting, are following my works. It's really amazing when someone, having so many options still my job, and it is wonderful to share your passion with someone.
M. – Usually I write about fashion and daily problems. My blog is new and I want to improve it, especially when I write. I’ve been drawing since I remember but writing in english is quite difficult when it’s not my mother tongue but I’m stubborn… and I like writing. Can tell you a secret?: I wanna change something in my blog and add articles with my drawing process because I noticed many people who create something or just starting out, are following my works. It’s something really amazing when someone, who has so many options, follow my work, and it´s wonderful when you can share your passion with somebody.
R. -In each article of your blog usually adds a small dictionary of terms in French, Why? What's the French for you that does not have the Italian, for example?
R. -In each article of your blog usually you add a small dictionary of terms in French, why? What have the French language for you that not have the Italian for example?
M.- Thank you for this question! At first added French words because it was an exercise for me. But they are also a support for people who want to speak French and do not have enough motivation. I want to tell: You can do it, we can do, do not stop! I want to live in Paris because France has an incredible tradition in fashion and beauty! I want to work with people wiser than myself somehow, because I want to get better and better. Why did not the Italian language? Who knows, Maybe someday I want to live in Italy! The Italians are full of optimism and energy, but for now my dream is to France.
M. – Thank you for this question! In the begining I added french words because it was a form of exercise for me. And also It’s a support for people who want to speak french but don’t have motivation. I wanna tell them: You can do it, we can do it, don’t stop! I wanna live in Paris because France has amazing fashion tradition and aesthetic! I want to work with people wisest that me in some way, because I wanna be better and better. Why not the Italian language? Who know’s maybe some day I wanna live in Italy! Italians are full of optimism and energy but by now my dream is France.
R.- Do you think art is recognized in your country?
R.- Do you think the art is recognized in your country?
M. – I live in Krakow, and is truly an amazing place for art and music. You can feel the artistic soul of this city, especially in the old town. We have an inspiring architecture, Lovely. Unfortunately, Polish art is not popular. Perhaps because of our terrible history and world wars we lost many pieces of art. Many people do not understand the art and not pay for it. Shame. We have amazing illustrators Anna Halarewicz or Thomas Sadurski. One of my favorite painters is Olga Boznanska.
M. – I live in Kraków and it’s really an amazing place for art and artist! You can feel artistic soul of this city especially in old town. We have an inspiring and charming architecture! Unfortunately in Poland art is not popular. Maybe because of our terrible history and World Wars we lost many piece of art. Many people don´t understand the art and not pay for it. It’s a pity. We have amazing illustrators like Anna Halarewicz or Tomasz Sadurski, one of my favourites painters is Olga Boznańska.
Now, the last questions:
And now, the last questions:
R. What blogs you follow and recommend us?
R. Which blogs do you follow and recommend to us?
M.- I love:
M.- I love:
They have so much talent!
They are so talented!
Why? Because no matter how old you are if you think that every day can be the best of your life.
Why? because it doesn’t matter how old are you if you believe every day can be the best of your life.
R.- Can you choose a song from your tastes to accompany this story and which can provide you some more?
R.- Could you choose a song from your tastes to accompany this article and that it can contribute something more about you? Which one? Why?
M.- You can believe me or not, but I do not listen to music. Ok I hear, but rarely actually. When I'm working I'm seeing the embodiment of a project or short videos about artists. Maybe it's a little strange, but it's what I do.
M.- You can believe me or not, but I don’t listen music. Ok I listen, but really rarely. When I’m working I’m watching a project run way or short videos about artists. Maybe it’s a little strange, but it’s what I do.
Thanks Monica, I wish you much success.
Thanks Monika. I wish you much success
Thank you very much Rodrigo, It has been a pleasure.
Thank you so much Rodrigo! It’s my pleasure!
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