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1. What's your story? Where are you from?I’m from Italy, but as I’m trying to find my perfect little place, I’ve been living in different countries in the past few years
2. Tell us about your aesthetic.I enjoy naive drawings, I think that’s why I use pencils rather than more technological tools. Just like kids, whose imprecise and unrealistic drawings inspire me
3. What is your favourite medium and why?Pencils 4ever. I think coming from a “classic" art education and because of the answer above, I’m still very attached to that technique
4. What is your artistic process like?Sketchbook and then final illustration. Sometimes I spend so much time on a drawing that ideas come more easily than when it’s just me and a blank sketchbook
5. Who and/or what inspires your work?We’re all inspired by movies, music, books, etc. Other than that, I think Instagram is a very powerful tool nowadays and it allows me to get a daily boost of inspiration from incredible illustrators and other people’s lives
6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?Sometimes I think that my being a creative kid from an early age and my education just made me a person that feels surrounded by art, even without realizing it. To me it’s normal to have my attention caught by colors and shapes, but I surprisingly realized it’s not something that everyone has.
7. Where did you study?I studied Fine Arts at NABA in Milan, but before that I attended an Art High School
8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?Hopefully that’ll be my destiny in the next five months or less! But in 5 years time I see myself working -hard- as an illustrator, probably under an agency, yes!
9. What about in ten?Ditto. Or maybe working as a freelancer. And kids, they’re cute.
10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?I feel lucky to be born in this time of history, where there’s a growing bunch of girls who are learning to accept themselves and really know what’s wrong and what’s right. Being a regular girl who has always lived with her insecurities and whatnot, I’m proud to be learning more about being an everyday-feminist and I’m trying to teach that too, in my own small way.
11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?Food. But if I have to be specific, I’m crazy for sushi.
12. Favourite book?Probably The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks, because it tells real weird stories, but when you read it it’s all so crazy it sounds more like a fiction book
13. Favourite genre of music?Whatever makes me feel good, I don’t care whether it’s Radiohead or One Direction - sorry haters.
14. What are your hobbies?Watching TV series is definitely my biggest hobby that can be done without much money and effort. If money grew on trees, traveling would be my main spare time activity, but right now I try to do what I can with what I’ve got!
15. If you weren't an artist, what would you be?Very probably something related to languages.