For me, creating is a necessity and a safe place. It’s how I make my voice be heard in the world.
Anytime anyone looks, likes and feels connected to my work is a victory.
I can’t define it by words, but I do know it makes everything better.
I work at home in my messy desk, alone with my computer, sketchbook, pens, markers, coffee and cigarettes.
I like to listen to various styles of music depending on the mood I want to explore in my illustrations, but mostly blues rock, neo soul, alternative hip-hop, jazz and some synthpop.
Messing around while trying to figure out watercolours as a kid.
Don’t stop creating and don’t be discouraged by failure. You will be frustrated, and sad sometimes, but all the hard work will eventually pay off. You just have to keep doing it.
Any kind of social injustice messes me up.
Cheese and cats. Not necessarily in that order.
If you love something, you’ll find time for it. I quit my full time job to be able to do what I love, but I used to work after hours in my projects whenever I could.
As someone who suffers from general/social anxiety and the chronic blues, I use my work as a way of saying things that are not so easy to say verbally. My work plays an incredible and significant part in my understanding of who I am, how I deal with the world and how I process these feelings. It’s actually therapeutic, so I guess it’s more of a cycle, since they both influence each other.
I mostly take inspiration from nature, humans, femininity, the universe and everything in between. Regarding other artists, I find very inspiring the work of Caitlin Hackett, Michael Howard (NVM Illustration), Karl Mountford, Livia Fălcaru and Noemi Gambini, between so many others.
There’s beauty, love, sadness and joy all around us. Allow yourself to feel stuff, and grow from it.