Christelle Liviero aracena, Apprentice illustrator

My Vision: I like creating unique and quirky art that makes both children and adults feel curious and fascinated with the world. I want to illustrate books for children. I also envision creating illustrations for Spanish textbooks.

My Inspiration: I am inspired by different things each time I make art. Sometimes I get inspired when I teach, or when I hung out with children and they ask me to draw something for them. I often get inspired by listening to the melody of some music or when I play games.

My Materials: Traditionally, pen and ink, pencil, watercolor and Copic markers. Digitally, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

My Background: I studied English Philology and Applied Linguistics and I have taught English and Spanish to all ages both in schools and as a private instructor. However, my mother loves crafting and experiment and I grew up making things. I consider myself a self-taught Illustrator.

My Reason for Being an Apprentice: I am a Studio Light Illustration Apprentice because I want to be part of an art community and learn from other illustrators.

My Quirky Fact: I still watch cartoons and I would like to learn how to dance disco or to Bhangra music!