How the creative mind works. By makers of CreativeMindClass — #1 Platform for Creating and Selling Online Courses.
Welcome to our interview with Canadian-based digital portrait artist, designer, and creative teacher Maïa Faddoul. Maïa is a first-generation Canadian artist who works out of her Montreal studio, where she creates bright and colorful illustrations for editorials, packaging, publishing, and more. Her style is high-contrast, colorful, and bold, often with a subtle social justice message hiding somewhere.
Maïa is a total color-lover and kind of a maximalist when it comes to her art style. Maïa uses her art as a way to express her beliefs, speak out about injustices and spread awareness to causes that mean a lot to her. Be sure to check out her online courses, Instagram and also her Etsy store where she sells her fun flower earrings. Join us as we dive deeper into the mind and creative process of Maïa Faddoul.
I see my drawing style as 'High Contrast'
I see my style as high-contrast, colorful and bold, often with a subtle social justice message hiding somewhere. I am a total color-lover and kind of a maximalist when it comes to my art style.
What is the key to making your illustrations?
An important aspect of my practice is making art that reflects my beliefs and values. I'm not the most outspoken or extroverted person, so I tend to use my art as a way to express my beliefs, speak out about injustices and spread awareness to causes that mean a lot to me.
Digital portraits classes
Maia uses a drawing tablet and Procreate to make digital portraits. In her Illustrating Expressive Portraits in Procreate class, she covers her experiment-filled process to creates colourful, bold and gritty portraits.
I am a first-generation Canadian artist working as an illustrator and a designer from my Montreal Studio. After studying both illustration and design at college and university, I now work in a variety of fields using both of streams of expertise to create bright and colorful images for editorials, packaging and publishing, and more.