My name is Katarzyna Stolarska and I live and work in Poland.
I started to draw in high school after my friend made me read Naruto manga, therefore my style at the beginning was very manga-inspired.
I’ve always been impressed by realistic portraits and I wanted to paint them too, so soon after I’ve begun my art adventure I’ve started also drawing celebrities’ portraits. Around 2 years later I bought my first graphics tablet and I stepped into the world of digital art.
In 2015 I’ve started to get to know acrylic paints when I’ve begun attending local weekly painting workshops led by Hanna Gancarczyk. Other attendees were using oil paints, so many things about acrylics had to learn on my own, but a long time has passed since then and I think I befriended these paints.
While attending the workshop I also participated in several gallery shows and entered several competitions in which I managed to win rewards.
If you’d like to support me and my art you can buy me a coffee on Ko-fi. There you can also commission me or buy a painting from my store.
If you have any questions to me – send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or PM me on one of the social portals (links below).
|Tablet Huion Kamvas Pro 16
Tablet Huion HS64 (when on the go)
Clip Studio Paint
|Acrylic paints (Rembrandt)
Alcohol-based markers (Copic)
Colour pencils (Caran D’Ache Luminance and Prismacolor PREMIER)
Water-Mixable oil paints Cobra
If you’re interested in commissioning me – please check the commissions section on the website.
If you’d like a completely free artwork for me – I sometimes draw simple pictures for friends when I feel like it or paint them gifts for various occasions but you must understand – art takes a lot of time and other resources (physical or not) so you shouldn’t ask people to do draw something for you for free like you wouldn’t go to a bakery and ask for a custom free bread because you like their bread.
I’ve done it only once so far, for a friend. Designing tattoos is not my speciality and it’s a big responsibility that at the moment I’d prefer not to take. If you REALLY want a tattoo designed by me – send me a message and we can talk about it.
I usually do. I often use either pictures provided by commissioners or images found on the Internet, I make my own references by photomanipulation and sometimes I even take photos of myself or use a mirror.
It’s hard to tell. Often I forget to count the time spent on a painting and because of my work I can’t really focus on painting during the week so I usually paint only on weekends. Therefore, with painting for only several hours per week, some paintings can take me up to several months, depending on their complexity.
In case of acrylics, I used to use A’Kryl paints from Renesans but for newer works, I use mostly Rembrandt acrylics from Royal Talens. Additionally, sometimes I mix in some Maimeri Acrilico i Liquitex Basics.
Regarding watercolours – I’m only learning them, but I use Cotman from Winsor & Newton.
My newest discovery are water-mixable oil paints Cobra from Royal Talens. I don’t have much experience with them yet but they are really awesome!
That depends on personal preferences. I personally love both techniques so both are equally difficult/easy but they’re both of course very different so something that can be easily achievable with digital techniques can be very difficult to do with traditional media and the opposite.
I think digital art requires much more work and skills to get the same appreciation from the audience as slightly worse traditional artwork would get. So in this meaning, you can say that digital art is harder. But then, on the other hand, there is no “undo” in traditional art 🙂