Interview with @bloodstrokes

Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Emil, also known as @bloodstrokes, a talented sticker artist whose work has caught the attention of many in the urban art scene. With a distinctive style that blends bold colors, intricate designs, and a touch of surrealism, Emil's stickers have become a fixture of cityscapes around the world. We'll uncover what goes on in Emil's mind when he creates his art. He has also created May's thank you card which we at StickerApp are very proud of! So sit back and join us for this fascinating conversation with @bloodstrokes.

Emil Bloodstrokes May Thank you card maker at StickerApp.

Emil gets his inspiration from almost anything

May Thank you card at StickerApp. Made by Bloodstrokes.

Thank you card May 2023 By @Bloodstrokes

We asked Emil Ronnelin - @bloodstrokes some questions...

Welcome to the artist interview with Bloodstrokes. Let's hear what he has to say about his art, stickers and materials.

    • How would you define your style?

I like to draw stuff that is sweet and cute, and then waterboard it 

  • What’s your favorite technique?

I like to open up a blank canvas and just screw around with different brushes and textures until I figure something out. 

  • Who or what is your biggest inspiration/s?

Pretty much everything. Movies, the smell of freshly cut grass, the blinding sunrays bouncing off a dirty window, the ticking buzz from a flickering lamppost, that greasy little kid next door whos always dirty and smells like cheese, music...

  • How did it all start?

Ive been doodling since I was a weak small child, my mom and dad are doodlers as well. Later on, comic books and the skateboard industry kept me going. 

  • Do you have a tip for those who are starting out?

Just have fun and go with the flow. Copy the style of other artists that you like and try to figure out how to translate it into your own ideas. Maybe buy a cool hat and some comfy pants to boost your confidence.

  • Favorite app/program?

Last year I got my paws on an iPad (shout-out to MajMaj) and began to play around in Procreate, it quickly became my favorite program.

  • Why do you use StickerApp?

There's a lot of different fun materials to try out and the quality is gosh darn exquisite!

  • What’s your favorite sticker material? why?

The holographic material is my favorite for sure. I have always loved that kind of effect, it looks so cool.

  • How do you use stickers for your own business/personal brand?

I slap them on everything and everyone. And if you catch me in a good mood I'll sell them to you for a coin.


Thank you so much Emil, hope to see more stickers of your super nice art soon. You can follow him on Instagram @bloodstrokes

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Written by Nora 2023-04-26