I've recently became a member of a cultural and artistic society of
Iranian illustrators. I also have a group called "Wonderland Group of Illustrators" And every year there's an exhibition of this group in different galleries in Iran (Tehran ) where I'm responsible to introduce new illustrators and their works. I'm very inspired by children as well. I love their simplicity, their world is just fascinating to me. That's basically why I decided to become an illustrator. I enjoyed the simplicity in my childhood and I didn't want lose that.
I get the color balance and harmony from the nature and natural elements.
Yes , I'm currently working on and for one of the most famous
newspaper for children in Iran ( Hamshahri - bicycle ) and every week
they publish one of my illustrations.
4. What do you consider to be the biggest improvements and pitfalls in your career as an artist?
I consider my improvements being the dedication I have with my art and keeping the essence, the simplicity and the visual communication of my illustrations alive.
Pitfalls? Nothing that I could really remember of.
5. What do you feel are the most important skills for a Illustrator to have/develop?
I think as an illustrator, you need to explore and experiment different
techniques. So this way you can differ yourself as an artist and improve your
art. I like to read illustration magazines and books and also go to art galleries,
go to exhibitions and see what other illustrators are doing is great too. Illustrators must know how to use colors, shadows and perspective. And they must know how to draw figures in general. If they have children as a target audience they should also know about children's psychology and last but not least they have to put a lot of passion on their work!
others in the Illustration community?
My favorites are:
they are very inspirational to me.
wish someone had told you about when you got started doing Illustrations?
Well, I think that finding your own tune as an artist and be respected and recognized as one, is a hard lesson learned for me.I wish I was told that
as an artist you have a long path to walk through until you get respect and recognition. But luckily I'm getting there!
My biggest influence would be from my teacher who is one of the most famous illustrators in Iran Mr. Mohammad Ali Baniasadi and his official site is:
I could not live without painting ... drawing .... illustrations in general.
10. Where can we find you online?
I have one official Iranian weblog : http://lidamotamed.blogfa.com/
and one blogspot also : http://lidamotamed1980.blogspot.com/
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