Zombijana draws tweets, not people who wrote it.
Zombijana did not invent tweets drawing, there are many other people who do this also but on English.
Zombijana draws tweets which she understands and which are not written on English.
Zombijana does not work on order.
Zombijana says hello.
Starting with name, through online communication, to your works, Zombijana is taking over center of the attention wherever she showsup, in the heart of the galleries or anz social network. Who is Zombijana Bones?
Zombijana Bones is Andrijana Vesovic, visual artist from Montenegro.
She got popular for illustrating tweets and being punk rock princess, who don’t take orders from anyone and illustrates what she likes.
Is it possible to do art for livig n the Balkans and is this your goal – to feed yourself by doing art?
Well, when I decided to be an artist and study Visual Arts, I didn’t really think in that way. I was really obsessed with fact that I don’t want my job to be boring. I really wanted to wake up every day with a smile for my job and I was scare of situation of doing something I don’t like just for money. So- I like arts, and I decided to learn to use them as my money making machine, no matter how much money it’ll make. In my country, as in region, my profession is not taken that seriously (in general), but I really hope that people will start to realise that there’s no good business without good design. So better start to think that you MUST pay for someones creativity, or I will mess you up.
What you do is to give ordinary people thoughts character and possibility for other people to get to know those thoughts on Zombiana artistic way. How did it all started?
I was really scared of my portfolio. I was always thinking that I don’t work enough, and I didn’t really liked how I express my style in drawing back then. With poor portfolio and no work routine, you are dead in this business. I was searching for a way to promote myself, and I decided to illustrate amazing thoughts of twitter people. It was really the best decision I made for my self, because I get to know a lot of awesome people and make my portfolio really rich, I think. 300 illustrations in project of 7 months is not a joke.
Are you in a mood of stazing on Balkans or are you going to find more fertile ground for your talent in Europe?
I’m gonna take it slow. As I said, people are amused with my work, and all of them say that I made their day with my illustrations, and I really appreciate that, but when they want my illustration, they expect me to illustrate for free, because they don’t have money to pay for it. I really like to eat, and I must buy food and survive, so sorry if I hurt your feelings by not illustrating your ideas for free (I’m evil too). So, The Balkans are not my limit, not even Europe, eventually. We will see.
If The Balkans were on Twitter, what would it look like?
That’s a good question. If The Balkans were on twitter, it will be that loudest guy on a party, who seems like a bully, because of his aggressive humor and sarcasm, but he really isn’t. He’s a really decent guy, but sometimes he don’t control or think what he is talking about, and not everything he says is funny. And also, he is very romantic, poetic soul and really into food in late hours, apparently. I would follow him.
Can we expect something new from Zombijana, something maybe even more interesting form drawing Twitter?
Well, everyone is questioning that and expecting of me to make a miracle, but let’s be realistic- that is maybe going to happen someday, but for now I wanna make so much money from illustrating tweets to buy me a swimming pool in a shape of a monkey. It’s really everything I want in life. The next season of illustrating tweets it’s comming up, and it’s not going to be only illustrations. So let’s see what happenes.