Aviel Basil > Telavivian Illustratorsby Itay Blaish | 29.04.15
Full name: Aviel Basil
Originally from Mazkeret Batya and lives today in Tel Aviv
Current job and position: Freelance illustrator
Education: Shenkar – Illustration
Describe your style in 3 words: Colorful, Fun, Fast
What is the reason you started illustrating?
I’ve always illustrated, I just called it drawing. Also, when my dream of becoming a famous soccer player collapsed, i went for my second choice.
What inspires you?
My wife, family and friends. most of the characters i draw are based on them (without them knowing of course
Preferred technique: Pencil, and then photoshop with a wacom.
Favorite illustrator/artist: Miroslav Sasek
Dream Job? Illustrating my own children books for ever and ever.
Best animated show on TV nowadays: It’s a tie between The simpsons and samurai jack
Best animated movie of all times? Fantastic mr. Fox
Top 3 Israeli illustrators: There are allot, but if i have to pick: Assaf Benharroch, Omer Hoffmann and Sivan baron.
Top 5 favorite things in life: My wife, Hummus, Soccer, Children books and Coffee.
Hobbies & Interests: Going to the movies, sitting around with my friends and drawing while on planes and trains.