The Heroine’s Journey of Anna Snowlet

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m a freelance illustrator and the best thing about my work is that I’m doing what I love. I express my feelings and thoughts through my drawings, share my inner world with other people, and experiment with my art the way I want. All of this inspires me.

What is my idea of happiness? Do what I like, be free, and enjoy life together with the people I love.

What is my greatest fear?Being alone and unhappy, losing people I love.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My perfectionism and self-doubt.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? Tim Burton, Tomm Moore, Shaun Tan, Marco Bucci.

What is my greatest extravagance? In my work, I combine creepy, cute, and a little mysterious.

On what occasion would I lie? If the truth hurts someone.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I don’t like when clients delay payment for no reason, and I have to remind them many times to pay for my work. I also don’t like that it’s not enough just to draw, you also need to know and do a lot of things that are not related to drawing, such as legal issues, promotion, and so on.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When, after years, I started drawing again and turned my favorite hobby into a profession. I was also incredibly happy when I was working on my picture book “The Mystery of the Lunar Forest”. I haven’t completed it yet, but I put a lot of personal experiences, and memories from life into it, and I showed in it my path to finding myself as an artist.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I would add more self-confidence and courage.

What is my greatest achievement in work? The fact that I decided to follow the path of the artist and make it my profession. This step was given to me with great difficulty, as I doubted my strength and that I could achieve something.

This is my first commission and the first book I illustrated:

Where would I most like to live? I’d like to live in a safe, inspiring place with my family.

What is my most treasured possession? My lovely husband and two super cute Scottish cats.

What is my most marked characteristic? I’m a little weird, fly in the clouds, and a big introvert.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? I used to live in the city of Kharkiv (Ukraine), and there are many inspiring places. But the Botanical Garden “Sarzhin Yar” inspires me most of all, especially when cosmic melodies on the hang sound there.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? Freshline, Buffet (also in Kharkiv).

What books influenced my life and how? I don’t have one particular book that would influence my life. From every book I read, I learn something new and take inspiration. Of the genres, I like fantasy the most. From specific books: The Witcher series of books, Warcraft books, Lovecraft stories. Each of these stories is unique.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? My entire playlist (ambient, chillout, rock, metal, indie).

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Geralt of Rivia.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My parents who gave me everything they could, all their love.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Harry Potter film series. Everyone can believe in magic and miracles, no matter how it manifests itself.

What role play stories in my life and work? Our whole life is made up of many stories. In my work, I am inspired by stories, real or fictional, and these stories are reflected in my works. And each of my illustrations has its own story.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? We create our own present and future ourselves, and we decide how to act in a given situation.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My lovely husband. Thanks to him, I returned to drawing and I had the courage to make it my profession, to continue and improve myself.

Which people or companies would I like to work with?  I’d like to work on one of Tim Burton’s cartoons. Also, as a fan of PC games, I’d like to work with companies such as Moonlight Kids, Double Fine Productions, Nomada Studio, Daedalic Entertainment, Amanita Design, Lantern Studio, Killmonday Games, Fireart Games, Klei Entertainment.

What project am I looking forward to work on? I’m looking forward to working on a PC indie game that suits my style.

Where can you see me or my work? Here are all links to my profiles:

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Even when times get tough and I feel like giving up, doing what I love helps me move on.

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story? 

Ekaterina Zotova (Artist)

Yaroslava Apollonova (Illustrator)

Daria Ovsiannykova (Frontend Developer)

Eugene Soty (Musician)

These are my close friends, great professionals, and amazing people.

How can you contact me?

Email and social media by the link

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