7AT1STROKE – that’s seven questions a day for comic artists and illustrators. This time: Jadie.
Jadie was born in 2000 in Phayao, Thailand and grew up there.
Why did you start drawing?
I have an introvert type of personality, so when I was a child, I mostly preferred to stay home and find something that I could do alone, rather than do group activities. Although I loved to spend time reading a book, I found that often times, I felt the urge to write with my hand, doodle or draw something, even if it had no meaning. That is why my books and notebooks are full of doodling lines and drawing. However, I didn’t really discover my love for drawing until the first time I entered an art competition at school, because my friend urged me to. I was awarded third prize in that competition and felt really proud of that achievement and start drawing more seriously ever since then.
How would you describe your style?
I used to draw in many different styles, but the style that I enjoy the most is simple and easy to understand. I often paint with browns, which is my favorite color and apply that on a white background. I hope the viewers, will feel a warm atmosphere from my art work.
Which topics are particularly close to your heart?
Relationships between people are important to me, because I don’t have many close friends, so it really means a lot to me to care for the people around me and to maintain these relationships, while also being polite and professional to people that I am not as close to.
How do you find inspiration?
I normally draw inspiration from the emotions that I am feeling at that time. I like to imagine a story that relates to my mood and convey it in my artworks. Some of my inspiration comes from the situations that I have experienced, but I also draw inspiration from the people and situations around me.
What can comics, cartoons and illustrations accomplish that other media can‘t?
For me, these visual types of media can appeal to each individual in a different way, because of their unique experience and background, resulting in a different visual experience being produced in each viewer from the same picture. Visual images can also tell a story and produce feelings which sometimes cannot be as easily explained by words.
Your most beautiful/worst experience as a comic artist/illustrator?
My most beautiful experience was when someone complimented me on my work, however my worst experience was when I accidentally deleted my finished work and couldn’t retrieve it, so I just had to let it go.
Can you complete the sentence: „It matters to me that…“ for us?
It matters to me that everyone has a good quality of life and freedom to do what they want.