Artists on ArtCorgi: BlackSmiley

Blacksmiley, aka Cristiana Voinea, joined ArtCorgi in May. She’s worked as a 2D artist at Ubisoft and is currently an illustrator for a children’s magazine based in Romania. Blacksmiley has a pretty wide range of styles featured on ArtCorgi including comic book styles and simple sketches. We checked in on her to get more about her and her style here:


ArtCorgi: What drew you to the art world?

Blacksmiley: Drawing was always a hobby for my, but I decided to become a pro and went to college to gain more knowledge and experience.

A: What are your strengths and specialties as an artist?

B: Characters. I love drawing characters of any kind. It’s interesting from a description to bring to life an awesome character. And when it comes to them I really like to focus a lot on their faces, expressions.. And among these, mostly on their eyes.

A: What do you find most challenging about being an artist?

B: Everything is challenging, because each time you have to deal with something new, that has a new personality and attitude.

A: What are your future artistic plans? (e.g. To become a famous animator? To be commissioned to create a portrait of the Queen of England? To run your own illustration boutique? To illustrate children’s books? To become a famous album cover designer?)

B: I’d like to work in the video games industry as concept artist. Right now I’m a jr. art director in an advertising company.

A: What is your favorite genre, style, or subject matter to draw/paint?

B: I love fantasy! I might not have as many fantasy-related artworks as I’d wish to, because free time to do that is hard to find, but whenever I can I sketch a character or when I get a commission of that kind it’s a pleasure for me to do it.


Thanks Blacksmiley and good luck!

To see more of her work, check out her ArtCorgi page here.

Stay tuned to read more about our artists here on the ArtCorgi blog.

– ArtCorgi Crew