chats with louise / ep4 / sara arosio

everything about sara's work makes us want to stare at it for hours: the goofyness of her characters, her use of colours and how she mixes up the real and the imaginative in her worlds. here, she tells us how museums and witches inspire her. 

Tell us one creative episode of your childhood that was instrumental in you realising you wanted to pursue a creative career.

I remember drawing all the time: at school, at home, when I was tired, when I was angry, when I was bored, when I was happy, when I was studying. I think it is just something I simply have to do. 

Tell us how you came to live a creative life as an adult. Could be: how you got your first paid creative project for example

The first time I told myself “woohoo, I’m an illustrator!” is when I got my first paid project: it was the cover for Anorak Magazine and I had to draw a lot of beautiful and funny mushrooms. At that point, I realized I could live being an artist.

What are the challenges you are faced with living off your creativity?

Something I had to learn very soon is that every project is not just a work of imagination and creativity. It is also a compromise between what I want to do, what I can do and what I have to do. Every project has a different purpose and it is important to always keep that in mind.  

What is your dream brief? 

Something that includes witches, crazy animals, space and David Bowie, all in one! 

Describe something that sends you into Creative Land? 

Museums are places that make my brain crawl and crackle! Every artist has its unique and personal way of see the world and when I look at their art, I love seeing what their vision means. Also, every Hayao Miyazaki movie is a very good nourishment for my mind and soul.

What is the one thing you have learnt so far in your career? 

When the going gets tough, remember to breathe!

thank you sara! sara is working on her second children's book, having just launched her first book, tuttto questo published by scienza express. to commission her, please get in touch here

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