One thing I really enjoy about Antonella Fant's work is her attention to detail. Her colorful and cheerful illustrations are full of textures and lines (Making all those digital pieces look like traditional art!) What can I say? Her drawings simply stand out! Do you want to know more about this accomplished young artist? Here are is a little interview just for you:
Q: How did you first get into illustration?
A: I enjoyed drawing since I was a little girl. I used to doodle on tablecloths, bed sheets and even bedspreads! I was truly inspired by all the cartoons I watched. Thanks to them, I had tons and tons of illustrated notebooks (Full of characters and stories!)
Q: Do you prefer to draw on paper or digital?
A: I used to draw on paper (It took me some time to work on a Wacom tablet) Currently, most of my work is digital... However, I strongly believe that using a traditional tool is always special... I love the lines and sloppy strokes of pencils. There are some illustrations that I truly enjoy to create using digital softwares... And others that look better in traditional media!
Q: Your technique is truly unique! Which software/materials do you use?
A: All my digital illustrations are done in Adobe Photoshop! I love to use textures on some pieces. I use collage as well (Usually on characters' clothing or specific backgrounds' elements!) Regarding traditional media, I use mechanical pencils (depending on the type of paper!) or polychrome pencils (They look awesome on Kraft paper!)
Q: What inspires you?
A: Music inspires me. 90% of my illustrations are based on a song. Feeling the rhythm, the emotions... That is enough to make me sit down and draw! Apart from music, life itself is truly inspiring. I always try to express my feelings through art!
Q: Any artist/studio you would like to recommend?
A: Well... There are tons of them! I really admire Glen Keane and James Jean. Zoe Persico's coloring technique inspires me as well. Also, you should check out Imaginism's work!
Hungry for more? Just check out Antonella's portfolio!