Artist: Natalia Di Bernardo
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Who are you, where are you from?
Hello. My name is Natalia and I am an illustrator and comic artist who is recently starting to peek through the door of this huge world of illustration. I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
What do you do?
I do all kinds of things. I draw, I paint, I do tiny sculptures, I create felt dolls… I cant seem to figure out what I really want to do so I do it all. On the weekend I attend to small festivals where I sell my stuff along with other friends.
Why do you do it?
I do it because I have to do it. I have been drawing since I was 5 years old and I don’t see myself doing anything that is not related to art. And besides it’s the only thing I’m good at.
How does the place you live impact upon your work?
The impact is huge. Where I live there aren’t many places where it is easy for you to take your work and be accepted. There is a certain ¨ style ¨ that editors are always looking for and most of the time they reject stories or illustrations that don’t conform to that stereotype. However, as time goes by, there are certain groups being formed that have a better understanding of what is happening now around the world and are trying to incorporate it through festivals or small magazines. So, its tough.
How do you create these images?
Though question. Most of my images come form mere coincidence. I sit with a notebook and a pencil or with the computer and start drawing something with no previous plan. I think that the best work show up when its pressure free. Others come from dreams which i then turn into stories.
Who are your influences?
MANY. Paul Pope, Marc Bell, McBess, Scarfe, Ralph Steadman, Van Gogh, the garbage pail kids, Gary Baseman, Art Spiegelman, Japanese Childrens Books, graphic Design in some way, Robert Crumb, Amanda Visell, etc.
What inspires your work?
The need to do something. I cant stand still or take vacations. Im always doing something, wether it is drawing or sculpting.
What do you like?
I like the unexpected, the fact that i don’t know where myself or my art is going to end for instance here where it is right now. I like the fact that i can still be surprised.
What don’t you like?
I don’t like that the day offers little time. I wish i had two more hands or a clone to fulfill all my project in this lifetime.
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Originally posted 2012-05-22 08:00:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter