I am a freelance illustrator and visual artist living and working in Bucharest, Romania.
Most of my work revolves around book illustration, such as Picture books, Activity books, Chapter books, Poetry or Artist books. In addition, my past experience includes illustrations for print and web publications, magazines, board games, and advertising agencies.
My working technique combines traditional illustration, on paper, with digital programs like Procreate and Photoshop. The process usually starts on paper, sometimes just for sketching and making textures, but making most of the final image digitally. Other times, the balance tips towards traditional techniques, if the subject requires a more tactile outcome, using Photoshop only in the end, just to add color to a drawing or tweak an almost final artwork. In pure digital artworks I try to recreate the linocut and monotype aesthetic.
Regardless of the process, my goal is always to convey an emotion, whether through characters, composition or landscape
In my personal projects, I enjoy exploring new techniques and over the years I have experimented a lot with linocut, monotype, collage, pastel, watercolor, gouache, acrylic and even some labor intensive ones like embroidery, toy making and wood carving.
Since I love what I do, my free time hobbies also revolve around art. I count tango dancing and nature hiking in the same category, since they are a big source of drawing inspiration.