Olga Arnold, is a young fashion illustrator, from Tallinn, she is currently living in Germany and little by little she is building a name in the fashion business
One of the things I love about social media, is how many talented people you can discover, and that’s how I had the opportunity to see the work of Olga. Since the beginning, I knew I wanted her on the blog and showcase her illustrations that are gorgeous.
For those who doesn’t know you, tell us about yourself
My name is Olga and was born in Tallinn (a beautiful medieval city in Estonia, famous for his narrow streets in the Old Town). I now live in Germany and trying to find my place in a fashion world.
When did you discover, you wanted to be a fashion illustrator?
I think you can call me a shopaholic with a love to the chic things like bags, shoes, dresses and accessories. When I realized I can’t own them all, I’ve started to draw the fashion illustration 🙂
How did you find your own style?
After copying the multiply styles (not the pics) of some other artists (yes, almost everybody do so at the beginning), I found myself disappointed about the fact, that the galleries on social media do not share my artwork at all. I’ve asked myself why –and started to search for my own style. Line after line, shade after shade–I’ve simplified and brightened my drawings… Now you can find my illustrations on Moschino, Marchesa, and s.o. Instagram. That’s really awesome!
How would you describe your style?
Playful, sexy, and bright.
What are your favorite materials to work with?
Faber Castell pencils and watercolor. Sometimes I add some details in Photoshop.
When did you know you wanted to be in the fashion world?
You sold your soul to the devil when you put on your first pair of Jimmy Choos. © Devil wears Prada.
So did I (I wore them on my wedding… love love love!)
What was your first job in the fashion industry?
I think it was an illustration for the natural cosmetics brand in Germany.
What would you say to someone who wants to start a career as an illustrator?
Be tough. Don’t stop. When you think you can’t make it and nobody notices or wants to work with you –don’t stop! Find your own style and go on. Someday, things change and you’ll find yourself on the top. And don’t forget to share your art on social media 🙂
With whom you would like to work?
I would like to sketch for Chanel (oh the textures!),Yves Saint Laurent (that elegance!), Burberry (Check check check!) or John Galliano (those dresses tho!).
And from the Illustrators I would love to work with Stina Persson, Laura Laine or Megan Hess.
To know more about her work, please visit: Olga Arnold