Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Featured Artisan -- Rozine's Ink

Featured Artisan of the Day is

rozine

How long have you been creating your chosen craft?


At a very young age of 3 or 4 I drew my first illustration with crayon. I still remember it in great detail. Imagine this: a woman with a beautiful straw hat is carrying a bunch of balloons through a trellis covered with flowers. We see her from the back as she walks towards her destiny.

What are your crafting influences?

The advertising geniuses behind "Got Milk?" and Apple products inspire me. I am very fond of Jacque Fresco and The Venus Project (please Google that!) I love commercialism and capitalism from a designer’s point of view, but am not big on consumerism. Kind of an internal conflict ...

Digital Scrapbook Collage Paper - Teal Daisy Stripes Argyle Pattern

Does anyone in your family do a similar craft?

My brother used to draw and I would study him for hours as he meticulously drew every detail of the corner of a $5 bill enlarged 100x. He's now a musician. My husband is an entertainer, actor and singer.

What kinds of places have you displayed your craft in your life?

T-shirts! Stickers! Website banners! Shoes! Magnets! My murals are in children's play rooms and I even merchandised a friend's booth with a custom mural in a high profile boutique in LA. I also have some stained glass windows that I designed in a margarita bar in Chicago.

Retro Love of Animals, Music and Gardening DCS for Inchies
What else do you do besides create these beautiful pieces?

I paint. I mosaic. I design. I work behind the camera on film sets as a production designer and artist.

What is your favorite piece that you have created so far?

I have always had a hard time picking favorites as everything in life has its special purpose and meaning.

Why did you make that piece?

I was born to create! :)

Digital Collage Sheet for INCHIES - Winter Wonderland of Snow

What does it take to create pieces like that?

Desire! Passion! Drive! Ambition! Inspiration!

What is special about your pieces?

As a commercial artist, I mostly create things (web banners, logos, film sets) for other people. My artwork shows strong knowledge in marketing, merchandising while including principals and elements of design.

Day of The Dead, Sugar Skulls, 1 Inch Circles Digital Collage Sheet:

What makes this kind of craft "good" to you?

As a child, I had such a desire to create, draw and make stuff, but I would sometimes run out of ideas. I used to ask anyone in my vicinity "What should I draw now?" and whether or not I liked what they asked me to draw; I would draw that item for them. Commercial art allows me that same outlet. Right when I think I've run out of ideas, someone contacts me and says "Hey! I really love this one banner, but can you add a frog to it?"


You can see more of Rozine's Ink at:

Rozine's Ink

Designs By Rozine

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