Hi there! I am Olivera - an illustrator and surface pattern designer, helping working moms having a fabulous and easy artistic journey!
Yes, you read it right: you don't have to draw or paint and you can be extremely busy and you can still make it. I will show you how, I will help you on the way and provide you with unique, hand-drawn material.
I created this place to share, teach and help working moms have that little extra space just for themselves to relax, grow and develop the creativity that is already in all of us. I made it fun, easy and practical so that you never have to assign a special spot or an incredible amount of time to do it. I am so thrilled you are here!
I draw and paint digital assets to help you with your creative projects. I also like to chat about art and design and creativity; home decoration and crafts; the beautiful side of life. If you always wanted to do something artistically, but life stood in a way, this is your ticket to go back to the magic land of art and creativity. I love helping non-artists bring more art into their lives!
Atelier means art studio in French.
This website is all about art. What I've noticed is that people start using the word "studio" for everything and anything and I wanted things to be clear from the beginning.
My name is OLIVERA KOVACEVIC.
I am an artist behind Olivera Atelier. I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer. I hold BFA and I am a self-taught digital artist.
I grew up in a photo studio, so I held a photo camera from an early age, but my true love was for colors and I always loved to mess with them (literally).
I graduated from Art College (BFA) and became Art Teacher (Middle School), but I came back to my college and worked there with students, where I realized how even art students hesitate to call themselves artists and to express themselves freely. I made my mission to help people express themselves artistically without fear and without borders. At the same time, I made it very practical and doable even for very busy people.
Ok, now that you know that I learned stuff for real, I'll show you some more.
I was drawing, painting and sculpting my whole life. It's something you are born with. I didn't know what talent is nor did I care. I just wanted to do art. Among many other interests in my life, art somehow got lost in a crowd. I was disconnected from the outside world and followed my inner gut of being a Renaissance person. At the age of seventeen, I thought I might take some art classes, just to do something nice for fun. I took dancing lessons too. And I thrived in both, but art became more important to inner me.
My professor was an elderly gentleman whom I respected greatly. The tasks he gave me resonated with me on the level that I never felt before.
"Take a wide brush and draw the composition with massive strokes for a beginning". I never heard words like that before. There were no pencils in painting, only brushes with loads of color. "If you make a mistake, go with a darker color and draw everything one more time". Those were the words embedded in me wish to become a painter. Later, when I made my first attempt in oils, I was exalted how smooth the brush glides over the canvas. I literary said: "Yap, this is the one. This is going to be my favorite technique".
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