Anzzia Magazine Summer 2019 Volume #31 - Page 29

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INTERVIEW

Alexa Pásztor

says a lot about me as a person, but there is no specific idea that I'm trying to put out there.

Anzzia: What role does the artist have in society?

Alexa: Artists can visualise and bring to life all sorts of imaginary things and ideas. I think we help bring a little more colour and, perhaps, an escape from everyday life. We can also touch upon the subconscious and stir all sorts of emotions in the viewer.

Anzzia: Do you still sketch with paper and pencils? Or do you work 100% digitally?

Alexa: I'm about 95% digital at this point. I still keep a sketchbook, especially when I try to come up with an idea for a comic. I prefer to do my initial layouts on paper - somehow I feel less pressured when I do so because once I open a digital canvas, I feel like I have to do something worthwhile and can't let myself do "ugly" things just to kickstart the flow of ideas. For some reason, I don't feel that on paper. Perhaps because I know I won't show it to anyone and that the final

Anzzia: Tell us a bit about yourself and your artwork.

 

Alexa: My name is Alexa and I'm a Hungarian/Russian illustrator and comic artist. I love painting colourful artworks and tell comic-based stories. Currently I'm working for an animation studio in Sydney, Australia.

Anzzia: What’s your background?

Alexa: I have no background in art as far as education goes (I have a BA degree in Japanese Studies). I was always obsessed with drawing and have been self-teaching myself purely out of love for the craft.

Anzzia: How long have you been honing your craft?

Alexa: Since I could hold a pencil! But I guess I got more focused on it in the past fifteen years or so. 

Anzzia: What does your work aim to say?

Alexa: Art has always been an emotional outlet for me. Even if it's subtle, I always put myself into my art - how I feel, my interests, my passion... I suppose my art

Location: Sydney, Australia (originally from Budapest, Hungary) Website: https://www.artstation.com/luleiya

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