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Anastasia Garadnay

Today we are meeting Anastasia Garadnay fashion and entertainment Illustrator creating fabulous vibrant illustrations. We love her very individual style. She is smart and original in her findings, catches the rhythm of runway and backstage moments. Anastasia Garadnay/NASTAKO/ Born in Moscow. Lives in Hungary. Education architectural. Sign: Scorpio. Instagram: @nastalko Web: www.nastako.pro

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Anastasia, when did you feel passion for drawing for the first time?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

I draw since I remember myself. When I was in Primary school I spent time watching historic movies and drawing dresses I saw on the screen. I had full draw collection of dresses of Scarlett O’Hara in „Gone with the Wind”!

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What are your favorite objects for drawing and preferred technique if any?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

Good question! (laughing) Definitely fashion! I admire human beauty of any age and skin color. And what can emphasize it if not fashion. So here I am drawing people in fashion clothes. I draw in both techniques - on paper and digitally. I really love digital illustrations. It makes me faster in creating the image and I can do it wherever I am if my IPad is with me. Even during coffee time in the city center. If I draw on paper (what happens quite rare nowadays, I even start missing it) I love to work with inks most of all.

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You are mom of two children. Where do you find time for everything?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

(smiles) Sometimes I don’t. I am horrible in time scheduling. It’s not made for creative people. Sometimes I don’t sleep at night to finish the drawing. And my kids are quite adult and self-dependent, they know that mom needs to work so they help me with housekeeping and even cooking. They cook better than me for sure

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You are partner of Fashion Viber for several years. How did it start? We would like to hear your story?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

Oh, I love this story! I met with Yulia at Serbia Fashion Week 3 years ago but that time we were just introduced to each other and nothing else. Later I made a sketch about Yulia and she posted it on her Instagram with words that she had been drawn not once but I caught her the best. Of course I was pleased! We started to communicate, talk on phone and it turned into friendship. We are both Scorpio and have similar sense of humor which connects people very well, you know. Yulia was launching Fashion Vibes already and I became their official partner. I am happy to work with this platform. I am sure it has great future!

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What do you think about fashion, trends, designers? What would you like to change and what you dislike?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

Trends.. They are changing too fast .You start to love something and it’s already not trendy. If seriously I love French fashion because they keep tradition complementing it with modern vibes, American for emancipation and spirit of freedom. I love Scandinavian way of thinking, they have a lot of young and promising designers.

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What do you think of trends? What is so special about your style?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

For myself? I don’t follow any trends. How I dress depends on my mood.

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What inspires you most?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

It’s hard to explain what inspires me the most… Colors and shapes maybe. I see fashion shows in stains of colors combined between themselves. Yeah, my world is very motley

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They say, when hobby becomes your profession and money source, inspiration gradually vanishes. Do you agree?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

NO! In my case it makes me more motivated!

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Do you have creative crises?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

Don’t think... Laziness yes, but crises no. I love to draw and when I start I always enjoy the process.

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Who is allowed to criticize you? Your attitude to criticism?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

My customers of course and my mom ;). As an illustrator I do commissions for designers, brands, magazines, boutiques, individual portraits and sketches. So my work has to satisfy needs of customers. But when I make not committed artwork I simply don’t need anybody’s opinion. Art is subjective. You don’t like my art – ok, fine. You want to talk about that? – Not with me, please!

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If you would have to illustrate the book of your own, what kind of book that would be?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

I didn’t plan to become a writer (I already have two professions: architect and illustrator) but it would be definitely a fairytale with happy end!

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What is your understanding of happiness?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

To be surrounded with people you love and to do what you love.

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Your five year plan, what would you like to create?

a : Anastasia Garadnay

To work with Vogue. To visit all big 4 Fashion weeks and Copenhagen one. To open event illustration agency.

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Your slogan or just some words to our readers.

a : Anastasia Garadnay

Keep your sense of humor and do every day something you enjoy!

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