4. What defines your artistic style?
I don’t even know if I have an artistic style…A personal style, I mean. Generally speaking I draw in “anime style”, or whatever you like to call that. And more specifically, I try to recreate the style of manga aimed to women since this is what I like to read the most. I’ve been drawing in this style since I was like 5 years old (look at me, I’m so hipster!!) when a relative gave me this as a birthday present:
WHAT’S THIS, A SHOUJO MANGA FRANKENSTEINER!!
And you can even add textures, screw you Photoshop!!
So…I got crazy for this toy and I began to imitate this style of drawing. I remember I had an anime book of Memole too (I don’t know where it is anymore…;_;) (Ah, I have to rewatch this, is so pretty. I feel so lucky I grew up with this…). And overall I watched a lot of japanese animation when I was a kid. I also used to read a lot of comics. In fact I learnt to read with comics. Spanish comics for children and some old ones aimed for girls that my mother owned from when she was young.
Then when I was about twelve, reading a videogames magazine, I learned that all those things (japanese animation related) had a name, and it was like everything finally made sense to me. Seriously, I felt so happy because I was really in love with that style and suddenly I noticed there were tons and tons of more series/comics/etc. like the ones I loved so much!!
…I don’t know how I’ve ended speaking about my influences and childhood instead of my style…Since I don’t know what my style is, I guess you can define it as a mixture of all this?
I like old school illustration too (idk, from the sixties and seventies?, fashion illustration, book illlustration), some kinds of pop art and european comics style, specially for doing the backgrounds. Anyway, this is not how my style is, but how I wish it were…