We meet Gintarė Budvytytė, an artist fresh out of her illustration degree and ready to tackle ambitious projects
What type of artwork do you create?
I consider myself a sequential illustrator. When creating new illustrations, I try to choose media that reflects the brief, in order to send the right message to people. Usually I create using mixed media, as it gives me freedom and allows me to be more raw and expressive. My style has changed massively throughout the three years that I have been at university.
When I first came to university, I was in my little comfort zone, drawing only with fineliners and making sure that everything looked precise. Now I am not afraid to step out of my comfort zone and dig deeper into the unknown. My personal favorite technique is screen printing, as it limits me to only a few colors and also gives a more ‘digital’ look to a piece.
Who or what are your inspirations?
My biggest inspirations are Oliver Jeffers, the LE GUN art collective and Nobrow Press. Olivers Jeffers inspires me with his well developed characters and backgrounds, and the way he manages to keep illustrations quite simple but really expressive. This is something that I still have to learn. The LE GUN collective inspire me with how they collaborate with other artists, as this is something that I want to do.
What are your goals for your art?
In the future, I am looking into publishing an educational picture book about autism, as there is a huge lack of such books aimed only at children. I am also aiming to do more collaborative work, and am looking into zine publishing, as this is something that I found out about while at university and absolutely fell in love with.