Sagi Ashin > Telavivian Illustratorsby Itay Blaish | 27.05.15
Full name: Sagi Ashin
Originally from Upper Galilee and lives today in Tel-Aviv
Profession: Illustrator, Designer and Printmaker
Current job and position: Owner at Baalei Hamelaha Printmaking Studio
Education: B. Sc Animal Sciences from The Hebrew University+B. Des Visual communication Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem
Describe your style in 3 words: Blurry, Gender, Animals.
What is the reason you started illustrating?
I guess it’s common knowledge that most Illustrators are, in a way, a bit out of touch with reality, so for me it’s a way to explain reality to myself and a way of dealing with it. There’s no one reason, I think it’s the best way I have for output.
What inspires you?
I want to say that it can be anything, but it can only be something that makes me feel any kind of emotion, and so it can be anything… music has a big part in it as well.
Who inspires you?
people who point to a spot on the horizon and make their way there, I feel it’s an ability I don’t posses and admire in others.
Preferred technique: Definitely pens and markers, also color pencils
Favourite illustrator/artist: Caravaggio
Dream Job? Illustrator and Tattoo artist
Best animated movie of all times? Disney’s Fantasia
Top 3 Israeli illustrators: Asaf Ben Arouch, Batya Kolton.
Top 5 favorite things in life: Sleeping on airplanes, drawing, reading, spending time with my partner and Pasta Bolognese
Hobbies & Interests: anything related to WW2, old photo albums, writing and baking