Sami El Ashram, known by his fans on social media as Sami Ea, is a Visual Artist from Egypt.
Talented and experienced in many different areas of Art, the illustrator has been mostly famous for his Hyperrealistic pencil Drawings, Pointillism Artworks and Miniature Drawings. Sami Ea has now chosen to use his creativity by becoming a tattoo Artist.
We had the opportunity to ask him a few questions!
When and how did you start doing art?
Ive been an Art enthusiast for as long as I can remember. I started drawing since my youngest age, and will most definitely continue to do so till my oldest :)
What artists influence your work the most ?
Leonardo Davinci's work was definitely my first major influence in regards to pencils drawing. I used his pieces as references. Today, I am also a great fan of Dali, I can easily relate to his work and his journey. Those two artists are surely my idols in the field of Art.
What is your creative process like ?
Hmm, I'm not sure I have a specific set of steps in regards to my "process". I definitely like seeing new sites, hearing news stories, seeing new techniques, whilst always progressing along the
Way...my inspiration always comes from new things I discover day after day.
You have often changed your style, which one of them did you enjoy the most ?
I must say, the style I'm enjoying the most is the one I am currently implementing...every new style, is better than the one before, considering I always keep what's working best and just add to it what I've learned along the way :)
Which one was the most challenging?
Oil painting was definitely a challenge for me, since I've been always using pencils and charcoal, paint never came naturally to me. So I had to work twice as hard...
Where do you find your inspiration? (What to draw for example)
As mentioned previously, my inspiration can come from anything and anyone, from the smallest story to the biggest event...the best part about it is never knowing when it'll happen :)
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
No idea! And wouldn't want to know if I could! The mystery is part of the fun :)
If you had to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?
Consistent, patient, happy