Asli Yazan is an artist based in Istanbul. She does a lot of different things: Illustration, Grafik Design but also Editorial Design. She also draws a lot of faces, and we love these illustrations. Simply background and just ordinary people. Very powerful.
Kaltblut: Who are you and what do you do?
Asli: I am Aslı and I am a designer in Istanbul city. I design for a digital agency but to be honest drawing illustrations is my favorite, that’s why I work freelance too.
Kaltblut: Who are these person you’re drawings?
Asli: Actually a lot of faces inspire me but mostly I draw models from Tumblr and similar platforms. I think I like characteristic faces and I draw each according to my own proportion distorting them.
Kaltblut: How did you come to illustration?
Asli: My journey starts with music. I studied music at college but painting was always on my mind. I draw whenever I found time and I tried to improve my skills on digital. The rest is just the domino effect.
Kaltblut: What’s your favorite medium to use?
Asli: Digital painting, ink and markers!
Kaltblut: What’s the best part about living Istanbul?
Asli: I guess it’s my daily route between my home and office which means a wonderful ferry trip and a gorgeous view in between two beautiful continents.