Lithuanian-born Aistė Stancikaitė is an illustrator and photographer. Her carefully rendered pencil drawings have featured in Wired, Variety, Stylist, Intern Mag, and Condé Nast Traveler.
Stancikaitė studied art at the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania. Whilst there, she painted and drew intensely and consistently, rapidly improving her craftsmanship and confidence. She also studied at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Where she developed a more conceptual approach to her work.
After graduating, Stancikaitė travelled for three years. Without a drawing desk to call her own, she took up photography. She eventually settled in Bristol, UK, and began drawing again from her home studio.
Stancikaitė smoothly blends H, HB and B pencils to give a soft tone. When applied to a solitary figure it gives her images a quiet quality. This, in addition to her attention to realism and minimal digital flourishes, creates work which is both captivating and timeless.