More than anything, creativity is about curiosity and play. Illustrator Anna Kövecses seems to have gotten the memo. Her artwork, though digital, maintains an essence of experimentation, taking after the more traditional form of paper collage making.
Bright and graphic, her work consists of organic shapes and limited color palettes. “I often scribble some vague sketches into my phone or notebooks that lay around the house and then get back to them later to turn them into final artworks,” said the Hungarian born, Cyprus-based illustrator in an interview with Papirmass.
In order to spark creativity, her work environment is equally important. “When working I often surround myself with books and albums on art, plants, children’s novels, landscapes or food that I spread out on the floor like a live mood board,” she explains. “I spend the morning drawing or working on illustration projects and drinking way too much tea.”
Living in a small seaside village on the island of Cyprus also helps when it comes to creative inspiration. Amongst her sources of inspiration Kövecses notes the Mediterranean Sea, her childhood in Eastern Europe, and being a mother of three small kids.