I am Ieva, an artist or simply a creative soul. Being an empath, half of my adult life I worked as a Social Worker with families in need. Depending on the circumstances in my life I drew & painted “on & off” as I say. But finally, just then the COVID-19 hit the world I re-entered the Art world strongly. I’ve always searched for a way to “be” in art, but the timing never seemed to be right. In my teenage years I used to paint with oil paint a lot, but during that time I picked up a colored pencil. I loved experimenting with different techniques and how involved and close you can be with your art.
Animals & nature are very important part in my life from an early age. Even now I find myself at my best then I'm close to animals and nature, especially forest and lakes.
In year 2020 as I was already starting to draw immensely, I stumbled on a beautiful realistic pet portrait and I told myself, “Well, this is amazing! I can’t imagine drawing like this!” I became fascinated by realism and began collecting the information about colored pencils & pet portraits, realistic drawing. Once I did, I told myself “Well, if others can, why can’t I?” -and the answer was simple “I can”.
My goal is highly detailed, realistic drawings. And for that I’m used to drawing everyday (more then not). Practice makes it perfect, right? Ordering a portrait from me you not only get a individual artwork but also some karma points for helping me to pursue my dream living as a full time artist.
At this moment I offer my clients to commission a Pet or a person portrait in colored pencils. Also if you want to know me even better or maybe ask me a few questions, I share my daily life as an artist & pencil portraits in the making on Instagram and Facebook day to day, you can check it out, here & here