The Art of Svetlana Gayvoronskaya
I create drawings and conceptual artwork, illustrate children’s books and fashion campaigns as well as create concepts for animation and the gaming industry. I currently live and work in Toronto, Canada.
I see my work as an attempt to use color, texture, a combination of motion and emotion, a lot of details and wide range of textures to create a visually stimulating image. It is also a way for me to expand my abilities through constant experimentation.
My drawings tend to show everyday objects and ordinary people combining them with a zero-gravity feeling and a touch of mystery. I like to involve the viewer and offer to dream a bit about magical moments in our daily lives such as chances, matches and luck. I believe that everything is connected and has its own energy. Everything that makes our lives so fulfilling. We just need to watch carefully.
All my illustrations are made with black ballpoint pen, my favorite tool for creating graphics, which I’ve been devoted to for more than 10 years. Other tools may vary from colored pencils to watercolors and graphic software.
I was born in Vladivostok, Russia, and spent my first twenty years of life by the seashore. After graduating Far Eastern National University (Vladivostok, Russia) with my Bachelor degree in Math in 2007 I spent about seven years working in the financial industry in Russia and abroad. In 2012, I was in a car accident entailing ten days being in coma and ten months of rehabilitation. During that period, I started to draw prolifically as an artist, illustrated one book, the full Tarot deck (78 cards) and made more that 50 illustrations for different projects. This was helping me to fill my time as my abilities were pretty limited at that time. After I left hospital I moved to Canada and continued working as an illustrator and concept artist for animation and gaming industry.