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Last week we were lucky enough to hang out with the ridiculously talented illustrator and Insta celebrity Kristina Webb! She sat in on our latest photo shoot, modelled some of our new stock and had a chat to us about her artwork, her success and her style. Check out the interview below to get the inside scoop on this creative babe xx
Hey girl! First of all congratulations on your massive success with your art! We love your work. What’s it like having such a positive response to your art?
It’s crazy! I did my most famous piece when I was 14. I posted it up on Tumblr and was really stupid though cause I didn’t include my signature or anything and it just went viral! I saw it everywhere! Then I got Instagram and posted it on there and no one believed me! They were like you didn’t draw this it’s really old… But then I did more in the same style and you can definitely tell it’s my work.
Yeah you have a really distinct artistic style. When did you start drawing?
I started drawing when I lived in Vanuatu. My mum was teaching my sister how to draw, she’s four years older (I was 2), and because little sisters want to do everything their older ones are doing I got nosey and picked up a pencil and started drawing. When I was like 5 years old I was a bit above my mum and my sister! My teachers at primary were like umm she can’t really read and write that well but she can draw like a teenager so it’s okay! At restaurants I remember I used to grab the napkins and draw under the tables, sketching the waitresses and things- such a weird kid!
Na that’s awesome! So can you walk me through your creative process?
Well when I find a picture I always change it, I add a little butterfly or something. There are all those artists which are so realistic like their art could be a photo. I don’t want be like that I like to have fun with it- make it kind of cartoony and creative! I use pencils, all sorts takes me about 2-3 hours to do a drawing cause I’m a bit impatient! I also do a bit of digital work, I scan it in and get it all perfect.
Wow 2 hours isn’t long! That’s crazy!
What gets you inspired in art?
The internet, when I’m struggling for something to draw there are always so many pictures on sites like Tumblr and weheartit.com which I draw inspiration from. Also on Instagram, draw a follower is something I like to do so there are over 130,000 images tagged to that so I just scroll through that and there will be something that stands out; some cool ideas.
Nice! So in terms of fashion, what inspires you there?
I have an obsession with dresses. Summer dresses! In winter I just wear them with tights or a scarf. I have like 90… I have taken over my sister’s closet as she’s in America at the moment so that’s great!
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Haha score! And what’s your shoe style?
I cannot walk in heels! I love wedges, they’re nice and comfy.
Fair enough- I’m kinda the same. So how do you see Wild Pair?
Just heaps of really cool styles, like the ones you’d see on the internet (weheart it and stuff), lots of exciting clothes- you’ll see a wild pair dress and be like omg wow!
Okay back to your art- We love how you include some controversial issues in your work- why do you do this?
Well, it sounds kind of bad but i like getting people riled up! It’s good to get people talking about important issues; it helps to spread the message about gay rights, suicide or body image and stuff like that. When you have such a big following you may as well use it.
Good on you girl, keep it up! So with your art and all this success, what’s next for you? What are your aspirations?
One of my biggest dreams is to be on Ellen. I’m going to try campaign to go on her show somehow- cause my boyfriends a singer, maybe he could write a song cause it a unique way of getting out there! Hopefully she’ll see it! Once you’ve been on Ellen… (you’ve made it) that’s the biggest thing!!
Definitely Ellen rocks! You’ve been on a few talk shows before right? What was that like?
I hate being on TV- Its weird seeing myself on TV, I guess it’s the same as people not really liking their own voice on recordings, I just find it really weird! When I was on Seven Sharp I actually didn’t tell anyone- I still haven’t!
So do you have a favourite piece that you’ve done?
My original one that got me famous, I’ve done a new version of it since but I think I like the first one best cause it holds a lot more meaning, it’s what started it all for me.
What’s on your iPod at the moment?
Well my boyfriends a singer, he’s just starting out and getting a following on Instagram as well as Youtube, so I listen to his music a lot. Otherwise I mainly listen to the top 40. One song I particularly like is Acapella by Karmin, it’s really different.
Aw talented couple- cute! Okay last question, apart from drawing, what kind of activities do you enjoy?
I like going to the beach a lot- I grew up near the sea I lived on a boat for two years so it’s definitely one of my favorite places to go and just hang out, it’s been a big part of my life.
You’ve had such an interesting life! I’m super jel! Okay well thanks heaps for taking the time to talk with us girl- we think you totally rock and will definitely keep in touch!
Thats okay! I had the best time hanging out with you and the girls
If you haven’t already checked it out, take a look at the rest of Kristina’s work on her Instagram and shop her picks here!
Stay Wild xox