It's Talented Tuesday and I am excited about that I get to share about another amazing and talented artist today! This week I am featuring a highly regarded paper artist named, Yulia Brodskaya. Yulia was a graphic artist and illustrator prior to becoming a paper artist. In 2006, she abandoned the computer world and brought together her love of paper with her experience as a graphic designer to create some of the most incredible, vibrant, and amazing artwork I have ever seen!
“Paper always held a special fascination for me,” Yulia says on her website. “I’ve tried many different methods and techniques of working with it, until I found the way that has turned out to be ‘the one’ for me: now I draw with paper instead of on it”.
In order for Yulia to be able to create her breathtaking paper masterpieces, she starts out creating a pencil sketch of the image she is going to create. She meticulously thinks out how and where she will place all the paper. She then carefully and precisely places bent, cut, folded and rolled strips of paper into patterns. Yulia glues these strips of paper down, one by one, so they cannot be removed. Depending on the size and complexity it can take days, week and even months to create one piece.
Yulia did not make up this paper folding and rolling art form. This technique is referred to as quilling and it is an art form that was first practiced in Ancient Egypt.
With Yulia's unique approach, she has transformed this age-old craft and modernized it. “I made quilling cool, modern and gave this old paper technique a new life and significance,” Yulia says.
Soon after discovering her passion and unique style, Julia quickly earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations. Her modern take on the paper craft practice has helped her build an impressive list of clients in just a few short years (close to 200 projects and commissions over the 7 years).
These are some of her clients: Neiman Marcus, Hermes, Starbucks, Cadbury, Target, Cafe Rouge, Westfield, Godiva, Bentley, Country Music Association, Hennessy, The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, New York Observer, Wimbledon, Clarks, Ford, USPS and Paramount Pictures.
Just amazing right! I wanted to end on a picture of Ulia herself so you can see how young she is for having accomplished so much.
I am so inspired by Julia and seeing what she has accomplished makes me eager and determined to keep going.
If you are interested, here's where you can find out more about Julia Brodskaya and where you can see more of her work.
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Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Amanda Rita Tardif. I used to blog about really bad ass artists each week but, considering everything I have been experiencing and learning, this blog has changed and is about to get really juicy, delicious and sexy...because I JUST CAN'T HOLD IT ALL IN ANYMORE.