Eveline Tarunadjaja is a native Indonesian who eventually made her way to Melbourne, Australia, where she currently lives and works. Drawing was once a procrastination device, but Eveline has turned it a full-fledged art career. She often depicts scenes of loneliness, nostalgia, and love through her art. Her trademark has become intricate details and textures, particularly with her brand of beautiful, cascading hair. Eveline was part of the Australian Series with her wallet, and we are so happy to work with her again on a t-shirt and pullover for our new Fall line of apparel.
Who would you say are your greatest inspirations, artists or otherwise?
At the moment, I’m really inspired by Vania Zouravliov and Yamamoto Takato. Their works are quite intense, erotic and dark, and each one is beautifully crafted with details that make my jaw dropped every time I see it.
What is your creative process like, from conceptualization to execution? What do you do to get ideas flowing?
I usually do anything else but drawing to get ideas flowing, like watch a film, read a book, hang out with friends, or just walk around in haze around the city. Sometimes I get silly obsessions here and there of random things like mushrooms or goldfish, which turns into inspiration. Once I have a slight idea of what to draw, I try to sketch it down on paper. If that turns out well, I’ll continue with whatever finishing that it needs–whether it be colouring, or just black and white ink drawing.
We love how textured your artwork is. What are your favorite textures or surfaces to draw?
I found hair and dotted patterns to be relaxing and frustrating at the same time, but my favorite would be fish scales.
What are some of the reasons why you love Melbourne? If you could live anywhere else, where would you live?
Melbourne has a creative feel to it. There are many independent galleries, great art communities, and a lot cute cafes to go to draw at. I love it because I’m surrounded by good people who I adore.
It sounds cliche, but I could probably live in New York. I found the vibrancy and the randomness of the place quite interesting. Or maybe Barcelona, because I’m a little bit obsessed with anything to do with Spain at the moment.
The girls you draw seem very thoughtful, with a hint of melancholy. Would you say that they are reflections of yourself?
Not intentionally, I don’t think I’m anything like the girls I draw. Meaning, I’m not very thoughtful and definitely not melancholy… haha. Perhaps they’re all like my hidden split personalities that I never knew existed.
You might remember this drawing from Eveline’s wallet design
Could you tell us your story behind your t-shirt design?
I was inspired by old houses and the patterns you see in window grills and fences. I imagined a smoke genie coming out of the chimney and textures of smoke.
More from Eveline at evolpad.livejournal.com