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Before we get into the interview here is some infommation about this talented artist from Brazil. Leia is a freelance illustrator. Started to draw at age 7, is self-taught. She was drawing only for hobby. At school he has always been highlighted by drawings. In 2003 he started with ordering portraits for some people from his country (Brazil). In 2015 started with sales on eBay, where it is to this day. Currently she sells her works on eBay and makes commissions for the whole world. His technique used in his works are the traditional, for now: graphite pencil, colored pencils.
Now from my understanding about your work, its a little different then most. I mean that in a wonderful way, because art should never fit into just on category. Your style has an imaginary feel to it by also comes from a realism style . An what do I mean by realism artist Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet has this style of work. Your work represents Realism. For our readers Gustave Courbet was a French painter who led the Realist movement in 19th-century French painter & innovator where he made bold statements threw his art. For more information please check out your local library. But you have combined Realism and Pop Culture into your style, or do you see it another way?
Well, yes, my arts are composed of a touch of realism, sometimes mixed with a little Pop style.
Also who was your inspiration, was it a teacher or artist or family?
I watched my aunt draw models, as stylists do. It fascinated me and I wanted to learn to do that too. I can say that it was my first inspiration. My cousins and cousins also drew. It made me want to learn more.
From doing Realism, you have added something to your work that most would find a little exsotic how do you From here in the States art comes in many categories from commercial to idealism, we as artist try to find a balance and how we try to find our voice. SOME times its hard to have this with commercial media. How does or do you feel about your voice as an artist in Brazil?
Although my work is mostly done as a commercial focus, I try to convey a little of my brand through them. The truth is that in Brazil the artist is little valued, would not be different in my case.
Have you ever considered doing other forms of art styles like Conceptual art or Surrealism?
From doing Realism, you have added something to your work that most would find a little different, why commercial comic characters?
Why I like it and are my favorite subjects. And they are also the most requested
Knowing that many artist have moved from traditional to the digital revolution, why not make the move from graphite pencil & pen to the wacom tablet?
The traditional way is still my favorite and always will be. But I want to and I will soon learn digital art, but I will never abandon the pencils and papers.
What do you do to recharge your creative batteries?
Walk, listen to music, read a little, watch TV ...
Meaning for the question, where do you see you taking your art, comics, conception art, storyboards.?
At the moment, I intend to work only with the production of pin ups and various illustrations.
What element of your work gives you the most personal satisfaction?
I think the satisfaction of a client when getting an art of mine. And to know that my art is reaching the whole world. This is all rewarding. It's Sign that I'm going the right way.