Artist Creates Portraits Of New Yorkers Using Colored Pencils And Pastels – Design You Trust

Artist Creates Portraits Of New Yorkers Using Colored Pencils And Pastels

According to Olya Nik: “My name is Olya Nik. I moved to New York from Russia a few years ago and was amazed by the city’s vibe. I was happy to see people of all cultures and descents on the city streets who express themselves with their style so freely that I couldn’t resist making photographs and sketches and then completing the artworks in color at home.

I don’t have formal training in arts. However, I have always been interested in portraiture, and I have been sketching and drawing people and animals since my childhood.

I started posting my drawings on Instagram a year ago when the lockdown happened. A theater where I directed a play at that time was closed, and I had to figure out what I wanted and could do in this situation. Posting my drawings was a solution for me, which attracted attention and people with the same interests.

I have a huge collection of drawings, which I keep posting to my Instagram often with a reference photo. I continue to create new paintings with colored pencils/pastels and watercolor.”

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