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Desislava Dimitrova March 2014 Teaser

Illustration: Desislava Dimitrova - Model: Daniela Albrecht - Bag: Amazonia crocodile shoulder bag

CW: What is your name and how old are you?
Desislava Dimitrova. I’m 22 years old.

CW: Where are you from?
I’m from Bulgaria.

CW: Where can people see your art and contact you for commission work?
At my DeviantArt page:
For commission work I may be reached at

CW: What are you studying?
I’m currently in my last semester of university. I’m studying English Philology.

CW: How do you describe yourself in three words?
Realist, determined, passionate.

CW: What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about any form of art. I love drawing, photography, music, dancing, etc.

CW: How important is for you internet and social media?
It is very important to keep in contact with friends. It can also be an outlet to express yourself.

CW: What is your earliest memory of your first drawing and what was it?
I’ve been drawing ever since I was very little. I love cats and perhaps that was the first thing I drew.

CW: What are the main subjects you like to draw?
I like drawing people the most. I occasionally draw animals like cats and dogs.

Illustration: Desislava Dimitrova - Model: Daniela Albrecht - Bag: Polynesia small convertible

CW: What medium do you use mostly to do your art?
I use graphite and charcoal pencils the most.

CW: How far do you want to take your art?
Drawing has always been a big passion. I would love to have a job that is in some way related to drawing.

CW: What are your sources of inspiration?
Music is my biggest inspiration. It inspires my every day. I’m also inspired by great photography, especially by beautiful landscapes.

CW: Which artist’s work do you admire and why?
I admire every artist’s art that seems realistic and full of life and emotions.

CW: Do you combine digital techniques with your drawings?
Sometimes I color my hand drawings using Photoshop. I also make digital paintings from time to time.

CW: Is there a name for the techniques you use?
I’m self-taught, so I don’t think there is a particular name. I just use techniques that work best for me.

CW: Do you do drawings from live models or only from photographs?
I only do drawings from photographs.

CW: Where have you traveled? And is there a place you would like to see, that haven’t yet?
Unfortunately, I haven’t been abroad. One day I would love to visit England, the USA and Spain.

CW: Tell us of three must-see places when planning a trip to Bulgaria?
Bulgaria is blessed with a lot of breath-taking sites. Three of the many must-see places would be: the Seven Rila Lakes, the Belogradchik Rocks and Raysko Praskalo.

Illustration: Desislava Dimitrova - Model: Daniela Albrecht - Bag: Fringed python and leather hobo

CW: Favorite movie and favorite actor?
It’s impossible for me to single out just one movie. Some of my favorite movies are Silence of the lambs, Se7en, Goodfellas, The Dark Knight, Inception. My favorite actors are Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio.

CW: About fashion…do you follow trends or do you have a personal style?
I would never wear something just because it is fashionable. For me its simple – if I like it, I wear it.

CW: Now in February, what are the ladies wearing in Bulgaria? What is most fashionable?
A lot of the ladies tend to wear jackets, handbags, shoes, etc. that have zippers, buckles, chains and studs. I quite like this style.

CW: What did you think about working with Candy Woolley
It was definitely an exciting experience. Candy Woolley was really kind to me, she found me on Facebook and said how much she loved my drawings. She asked if I would like to collaborate with her on a project. Candy Woolley sent me three pictures of models with her handbags and I had to do draw them and also added nature images to the background. I’m very thankful that she has given me this opportunity to share my art and I would love to work with her again in the future.


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