Tatyana Vogt also known as Avo is an illustrator and lifestyle blogger. She has always loved drawing and knew at a very young age that she would be a professional artist when she grew up. With a love of all things super cute she recently launched an art brand called 'Love, Teacup Kisses' where she focuses on drawing over the top cute girls and other super cute things.
Have you always been creative and artistic?
I guess you can say that, my whole life I have loved drawing. And ever since I could hold a crayon I was drawing away, and at a very young age I knew that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. I did have a few hiccups over the years where my art took a back seat to my social life or other life events. But even then, art was always important to me.
How would you describe the style of your work?
Overall no matter what I draw there is always a slightly cute aspect to my style, but I recently divided my art into two branches. The first and original branch focuses on more whimsical painterly work and the new branch focuses on super ridiculously cute stylized work which i've branded 'Love, Teacup Kisses'. Because I just enjoy it so much I have been focusing on the overly cute stuff a lot more lately and I hope to be able to continue doing that.
What’s in your pencil case and what’s your favorite tool?
Right now my pencil case is jam packed with stuff because I keep tossing things in there to clear space off of my desk. lol. I've got colored pens, pencils, erasers, gel pens, highlighters, a pencil sharpener, a colored pencil, a brush pen, my wacom stylus and a sharpie..
My favorite tools really depend on what I am working on, but recently with 'Love, Teacup Kisses' I have been favoring my Copic Markers and brush pens.
Who is your favorite superhero?
Batman is the first name that pops in my head, I've always liked batman and I am also a big fan of the batman begins trilogy. Catwoman is also really awesome cause she is a sexy lady that kicks butt! Admittedly though anytime I do Batman Fanart, I usually draw Bat Girl because she is just fun to draw.
If you could have one super power what would it be?
I am a little bit boring, and practical when it comes to this question. Honestly I would want to be able to learn anything in one sitting and retain the information or skill forever. Because then I could pretty much learn anything and everything :)
Where do you look for inspiration?
Everywhere! A lot of artists will probably tell you this because its true. You might have your go-to things for inspirations but ideas sometimes come out of the most unlikely places like a funny joke between friends, a lyric in a song, a frame in a movie, a random story or even a pastry. Now when I am looking for inspiration I tend to look at photography on pinterest or flicker and I really enjoy looking at other artist's work to get me motivated when I am feeling uninspired.
Who are your favorite artists or comic book authors?