Evanfelino

After working in the industry for a few years Evangelina—Artist and illustrator who also goes by Evanfelino—found her passion in cats ! We loooove Evangelina's playful illustrations and that she's found her neiche!

What was your plan for graduating and what actually happened?

I studied Graphic Design in Tucumán, a small province in northern Argentina

When I graduated I worked in a design studio where I learned a lot more about design but at that time I didn’t think about drawing.

A few years later, I met my current boyfriend who was also a designer and illustrator (very obsessive and studious by the way). Next to him I learned a lot about the world of illustration.  He helped me find my own way in illustration, which is mainly about observation and practice.

What does a typical working day include for you right now?

Currently I dedicate 100% to my illustrations and my artistic projects.

In times of artistic production I draw a lot. I draw all the poses of cats and women that I can. When I achieve a sketch that I like, I digitize it to have a finished sketch, this way I can see it in colors and proportions.

If the illustration is a unique and artistic piece like a painting, I transfer it onto my canvas and paint it. But if it will be a product such as prints or a pin, I digitize it very carefully.

This process can take a day or a week depending on the complexity of the artwork.

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How did you develop your style as an illustrator and what tips would you have for others?

I mainly developed my style drawing and working a lot. I'm obsessed with cats so it was a pleasure anyway. My advice: find something that you are passionate about and study in depth. And of course: draw a lot!

What career advice would you give your 16yr old self?

I lost some years of my life working on things that I did not like just because it was the easiest thing to do, but they did not feel good. So my advice to myself would be to never give up doing what I'm passionate about. I would force myself to draw and paint as much as I can!! :)

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My advice: find something that you are passionate about and study in depth. And of course: draw a lot!

What role does digital design play in your studio in 2018, and how to you apply traditional graphic design skills in a digital age?

The digital part is present in almost everything, in the designs, sketches or in the experimental animations that I make. But I really like traditional techniques a lot. I like to materialize my illustrations in paintings and murals. I like to be away from the computer as much as I can, but the computer is still indispensable for my work.

2018 for you in a sentence.

Growing up in Mexico with Mariano and Bubu (my calico cat)

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Where to find Evanfelino online.

Website: evanfelino.com

Instagram: @evanfelino

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