Vera gives the impression that her decision was worth it. Her surrounding is treated to smiles and good mood without the constant stress. That’s because when she doesn’t work at clients’ commissioned projects she has time for her own from the “endless list”. If a routine setting like this is supposed to run smoothly, one needs to make the quality named Discipline into one’s faithful friend. And that is just what Vera did.
Just as a doctor, carpenter, or a mechanic, Vera has various work tools at her disposal. The cornerstone ones are predominantly her head and her right hand, which she uses for sketching her ideas and drafts the old school way – with pencil on paper. Her considerateness resurfaces from time to time, when she realizes how many sketched papers she needs to throw away before she reaches the desired result. Furthermore, even the constant erasing, which is an inherent part of such process, doesn’t rank among her most favourite activities, even if it could be perceived as a certain kind of “cleansing” process.
Vera likes digital drawing too, so she combines. She perceives it as a cleaner and more practical counterpart to the classical one. “I can always undo any changes and, on top of that, save a great amount of paint, pencils, and paper.” Even though she sees a huge added value in work with software and hardware, she always likes to come back to the literal drawing board and manual work in general. It feels more real to her. The illustrator defines it as an escape from the omnipresent technology that surrounds us.