5 Sep 2012

Artist 145: Luka Va

Hello all and welcome to another one of our trademark artist features where we get to dish the love over the latest up and coming illustrators, we really do have some great artists here on the Rally and our latest feature is no exception as well. Luka Va from the beautiful Lithuania now living in the equally but differently beautiful Melborne is a great breath of fresh air with her unique characters and cheeky animals. Luka has a great sense of composition and how many elements to include in a piece and this as much as her subjects is a defining feature of her work. You can tell Luka draws a lot, she has some great stylistic choices to her work that give her a shortcut into delivering a unique narrative feel. she uses exactly what she needs where she needs to give a great uncomplicated delivery that can't help but to charm the viewer and bring them into her world. She has an eagle eye for colour and this is the final touch to her well formed style that is such a great all round package. I'm sure she will do well in the future and here at the Rally we wish her the best of luck.

Who are you:
(It is probably one of the most philosophic questions...)

My name is Luka Va. I'm an illustrator and a graphic designer from Vilnius, Lithuania, now living in Melbourne, Australia.

What do you do:
I draw animals. That's what I do :)
OK, OK, I also draw people, buildings, patterns... I love experimenting with different techniques and some crafts. Most of them are hobbies of a week or two and then I find a new one, so probably it is not so important.

How did you start:
I drew animals, people and crazy architecture since I could hold a crayon in my hand. And I couldn't do anything else. And it is not finished. I think, I'm just starting.

A Personal statement about you or your work:
Inspiration comes from everyday life. You just need to catch it and capture it in your own way. Every artwork is telling stories and every character becomes alive. Sometimes I can feel them sitting in sketchbooks, hanging out on post-its and watching me. Am I going crazy?



  1. This is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing Luka's work!

  2. oh! interesting blog :D
    greetings from Poland