Today’s is a special post, as I never thought I’d ever done something like this again. Well, a part for my little brother Panda’s group.
However, lately I came across this website, work of the youngest brother of an old friend of mine.
His name is Gabriele, and despite his age I think he’s a great talent.
I asked him a few question so you can get to know him better. I guess he’s worth attention! In my opinion there is a lot of potential in his work!
Franny: You said beginning your work when you were four. How do you explain your love for drawing? And do you remember your very first draw?
Gabriele: My love for drawing was triggered by cartoons and video games. When I was little I was fascinated by them, especially by the very first PlayStation games like Tekken and Ridge Racer.
The first draw that I remember was a view of an arcade game room, made in 1994 when I was four. My brothers used to go there very often, and sometimes they brought me along. Also I remember some draws of the spaceships inspired by Starfox, a Super Nintendo game.
Franny: Has been easy for you to be an artist? Can you tell us who your stronger supporter is?
Gabriele: It’s been really easy for me. I just think about the concept of the draw, and then I put it on paper!
I guess my greatest supporter was, and still is, my family. They have always encouraged me to go on with my passion.
Franny: Where do you take your daily inspiration?
Gabriele: I take it within myself. As I really like fantasy and sci-fi style, it’s not difficult for me to create a new character or a landscape. However, sometimes I take inspiration from movies.
Franny: What’s your aim for the future? Do you want to be an illustrator full time?
Gabriele: I really love drawing and creating something good. I believe that’s the only thing I can do well!
Yes, it would be great doing it full time!
Franny: What gives you strength and motivation?
Gabriele: My passion for drawing, that helped me a lot through the past years, and the idea of improving more and more every day.
Franny: Who’s your favourite artist?
Gabriele: I’ve got several! For example I like Paolo Barbieri, Xia Taptara, Jeffrey Smith and H.R. Giger.
Franny: Fantasy or sci-fi?
Gabriele: I like both, but if I have to choose I’d say fantasy all the way!
Franny: Sweet or sour?
Gabriele: Sweet of course.
Franny: Favourite film?
Gabriele: 1984 with John Hurt
Franny: Describe yourself in three words.
Gabriele: Weird, shy, mad XD
Franny: If someone wants to contact you, where they can do that?
Gabriele: They can send me an e-mail at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Franny: Would you be willing to take some work on for covers or websites?
Gabriele: Definitely for covers. I’ve been doing that already!
In order to show you his ability I asked him an example of his art. And because he was so kind to let me chose the subject, I asked him to bring to life one of my characters: Shaaz!
I’ll introduce him to you in one of my next posts!
For the moment enjoy Gabriele’s art!