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Vesna Asanovic

Vesna Asanovic is a Toronto-based illustrator, born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She studied illustration at OCAD University and completed her thesis in 2012. Vesna's illustrations have been featured in editorial publications such as NYLON magazine, Lenny Letter, Broken Pencil and The Walrus.

Artistic Statement

The root of my process starts with my sketchbook. I will typically start a project by seeking inspiration from past sketchbook entries. If the project is commissioned work, I sketch out multiple drawings until I have a semi-draft rough that I feel is best suited for the project. I then scan the drawing and work digitally using a few Adobe programs.
I love bright, bold colours and work with them often in my projects. I enjoy building landscapes with a focus on people or person. I am interested in how the viewer reads shapes and lines. I want the viewer’s eye to delightfully move around the artwork and engage in the narrative on a personal and emotional level.


Illustration, Graphic/Digital Art

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