Finland based artist Mikhail Kalinin’s illustration “Lokka” was inspired by her girlfriend. The idea was to make a gift for her on St. Valentine’s day in the form of a postcards that reflects her character. So, he came up with “Lokka”.
I didn’t think much about details, just started to draw the first, then the second and eventually reached 5. Probably I would like to draw more, but another time I think. It turned out to be very much like her and she was thrilled.
Can’t say what’s my style. I think it is from the influence of modern visual culture – movies, artists, video games, advertising… Even sign boards on bars. What would I advise an artist? start a sketchbook, relax and draw. And of course learn where it is possible (schools, courses, colleges and the like).
About Mikhail Kalinin
Mikhail Kalinin is a 28-year-old artist from Russia. Since childhood he have loved drawing and watching cartoons, so this hobby has turned into profession. After studying design, he has been working and learning at different studios. Currently he is freelancing. See more of his works on Behance or visit his Society6 Page.