Illustrator of the day – Indrė Bankauskaitė aka Freeminds
Indrė Bankauskaitė is a Lithuanian illustrator based in Vilnius. Her artwork is something to be remembered. She signs her illustrations under the surname Freeminds. With just a quick search on
Behance, you’ll find dozens of her extraordinary illustrations. I was deeply impressed by the fact that she draws almost anything : from animals to random,every day objects. Suddenly, I became very interested in discovering her roots, her motivation and her driven passion for this field of work. I contacted her and asked for an interview. I was surprised that she answered to my e-mail and she was more than eager to satisfy all my curiosities .
Freeminds is a brand that promotes happiness throughout colorful ,energetic illustrations. For the artist behind this project the most important things are hard work and passion. This two traits combined makes the impossible, possible. Let’s take a look at the official interview given by Indrė Bankauskaitė for Tshirt Factory.
1.How did you get into illustration ?
I’m drawing since I can remember, but my Mom got me into an art school.
2.Did you have other jobs before getting into illustration ?
I used to make cute glass jewelry.
3. What do you think it’s the hardest thing to do when you illustrate?
Get an idea, and after that decide the colors and composition. The rest is a more relaxing part 🙂
4.What’s your work environment like?
I work at home in my room. Sometimes in bed. Nothing fancy, but tea is a must 🙂
5.I saw that you mostly draw animals? Why, do you have a passion for them ?
I just find them easier to draw than humans 🙂 and of course I like them.
6. Who are some of your favorite illustrators and why?
I follow many artists, don’t really have favorites, since they all have different things I admire.
For example: I like Lauren D. Austin and JaneMere painting techniques, I can relate to Sarah Andersen comics. Asuka111, Salmon88 and KhaosKai draws perfect faces, James Jean and Audrey Kawasaki has really unique style… I probably keep going forever 🙂
7.Do you think an illustrator needs a style? Why? Do you have tips on developing an illustration style?
Depends.. When drawing random illustrations it’s fun to experiment with styles and techniques. But if you’re working on a bigger project it’s better to stick to one style and have consistency 🙂
8. Where should a person start if they want to pursue a career in illustration?
Just draw what you want and draw a lot 🙂 Print on Demand websites are great start 🙂
9.What helps you be more creative?
I wish I knew 🙂
10. Describe your artwork in three words.
Colorful, cute, random 🙂
I really hope that this interview helped you discover the extraordinary talent of Freeminds
. You can find her designs,sketches and illustrations on tees,cups,clocks and bags . All the products are available for purchase on Society6