Talia Melda Temucin

Melda Temucin studied Visual Communication with a focus on Painting at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach. After her graduation she went on a professional journey to work for the theatre and now lives in Berlin. Pen and paper are her constant companions, she prefers working in small formats and enjoys inventing characters in strange situations.

She is fascinated by illustration’s flexibility as a medium and how quick she can implement or discard an idea. Melda is in love with the faded colours of old comic books and their dramatic representation of movement: the energy of abstract linework, loose lines of motion and flying particles. Irritation is a big source of inspiration for her.

With Melda everything starts with brainstorming and research. The thought process is followed by a pen sketch. This rough sketch is put into Illustrator, where she will develop it further digitally on her tablet, experimenting with composition. Sometimes she will create papier mâché objects from parts of her drawings like dentures, a fly or an abstract shape: “I love seeing the tactile interaction between drawing and object!”

Her preferred tools are pen, fineliner and sketchbook, yet Melda primarily works digitally. She is particularly interested in whimsical characters and situations that she observes, also stories from her childhood that deal with proverbs, sayings and superstitions. She creates an interesting scene and then adds bizarre or humorous moments: One person is taking a bath in an excavator shovel, while others craft a shower from a water barrel, a lama in a bike trailer gets pushed across Berlin’s

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She is fascinated by illustration’s flexibility as a medium and how quick she can implement or discard an idea. Melda is in love with the faded colours of old comic books and their dramatic representation of movement: the energy of abstract linework, loose lines of motion and flying particles. Irritation is a big source of inspiration for her.

With Melda everything starts with brainstorming and research. The thought process is followed by a pen sketch. This rough sketch is put into Illustrator, where she will develop it further digitally on her tablet, experimenting with composition. Sometimes she will create papier mâché objects from parts of her drawings like dentures, a fly or an abstract shape: “I love seeing the tactile interaction between drawing and object!”

Her preferred tools are pen, fineliner and sketchbook, yet Melda primarily works digitally. She is particularly interested in whimsical characters and situations that she observes, also stories from her childhood that deal with proverbs, sayings and superstitions. She creates an interesting scene and then adds bizarre or humorous moments: One person is taking a bath in an excavator shovel, while others craft a shower from a water barrel, a lama in a bike trailer gets pushed across Berlin’s

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