It's hard to answer all that in one question, simply because I built it for more than one decade. Interests in sci-fi started when I was a kid, watching movies and also some illustration for scientific magazines, etc. Later when I did my studies as a painter and got my Masters in drawing, I realized that most artists here in the ex-Yugoslavian region don't like narrative kind of painting art. Also, people mostly don't understand sci-fi influence in the painting art direction, like it's the opposite of good taste. I like that, because it would be boring to have all artist think the same way. In my personal research of my childhood drawings, I found a lot of colored pencil drawings and something that we can call fairy-tale-like creations, sci-fi elements etc. Also, I started to use some elements of local folklore art motives, some fresco paintings from old monasteries and folklore beliefs and stories. I didn't illustrate stories or try to make something like that. I just used some elements where I saw a connection with my previous artworks and tried to build my visual language as an artist. My visual language is really illustrative and you can find easily influences of animated movies or comics, but in the end I grew up playing video games, watching animated series and cartoons in the late 80's and 90's and all that has influenced me. In the end, the narrative kind of art you can find in old Egypt, even long before that, in cave paintings, has a specific narrative within those images, etc. So, it's not something new as a form of art. Fairy tales can be found in many different cultures and also here where I'm from, and it's great if we, as artists, can use what surrounds us. We can go deeper in this story, it's a complex and long kind of answer. Hope this will be enough to get a short insight into my long research in the art direction.