Hi ! I am Anna & i am here to inspire you through my illustrations & drawings.
I'd love to interpret one or more of your favorite photos, looks or accessories in my drawing style.
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The driving motion for me to grab a pen or a brush is the following:
"I am inspired by the fluent aspect of drawing, lines, opacity, light, colors … everything is for me a way to express emotion & to connect to the atmosphere, a material, a person or an object radiates. Maybe it’s a philosophical experience also that everything in life is fluent & expresses itself in the moment. - "
My work covers line drawings with ink or pencil and colorful mostly ink-based Illustrations.
I mainly work with the ink or the ink-based watercolor Ecoline. Ecoline allows me to overwork the illustration after it dryed which means that I can remove some of the color & so enhance the effect of layers and transparency. It gives the drawings quite a light & fluid appearance.
Having a background in costume design (mainly film, University oft the Arts Berlin, Degree 2014) my focus is on people, clothing/ fashion & accessories. During my studies & work as a costume designer my natural ability to feel & look beyond the visual appearance and to find the emotion inside that moves & characterizes a personality, a mouvement or a fabric was trained and developped.
At some point I realized that I had to focus my work on drawing & illustrating. As it is the most natural thing to me. I can spend hours drawing - and thats also how I work. Some of my illustrations are done in 2-3 min -often after drawing for hours- and other drawings just develop throughout a certain time, days or even weeks.
Since 2018 I’m collaborating with fashion brands and magazines besides selling customized illustrations and started to draw at Fashion Fairs like Pitti Uomo Florence and Seek Berlin. 2018 was my first public exhibition at Art Colori in Gütersloh, Germany.
To expand my knowledge & skills I attended a course in digital illustration at Florence Design Institute in June 2018.
I am currently based in Berlin, Germany & I love to work anywhere.
Travelling and staying abroad has always been an important influence in my life & I am fluent in a few languages (English, French, Spanish & basics in Italian) : It was back in the nineties when my life as a sketcher started by accident. I was an exchange student sitting in a coffee shop in the hot air of Maracaibo, Venezuela with my friend from Switzerland. She started to draw so I also began to sketch the first thing that came into my mind. My paper transformed into an image that captured and expressed my emotions at that time. I was deeply touched by the potential of a simple pencil, some shades and lines. Since then drawing has been a way to express what I see and feel around & inside me.
My heart beats for extraordinary craftmanship & heritage in fashion & fabrics, great casual clothing, skateboarding & the sea ...
Photo by Fred Bschaden Pitti Uomo 94, Florence '18