I’m an Egyptian self taught illustrator, I like to tell stories through my art that’s why I found children’s book illustration career is perfect for me.
After graduation from the faculty of art I worked as a designer for many years, but I’ve never forgotten my love toward making art, so I quit my job and followed my passion.
When I start any drawing I usually do a lot of researches not just through the internet but I prefer to look around me in the real life and get inspired by everyone, every face and every expression, life is a huge library for artists.
I like to doodle very roughly first and once I get the idea I try to capture the mood by colors. But finding an idea that makes a connection with the viewer is not an easy thing, I find it the hardest part in the whole process.
My style is cartoonish and I’m using digital programs like photoshop, clip studio paint and procreate. I don’t use so many brushes I count more on my drawing skills rather than the program’s tools, that why I consider my style simple and funny. Success for me is when I see myself getting better and developing my skills every single day. ~ daliaawad.com