Drawn from Childhood
Posted 2 months ago and submitted by Mariana Flores | Share link: http://illo.cc/88910

Hello! This is the illustration I created for my business card and self-promotion. It’s a self-portrait of me as a child and it’s inspired by my own childhood drawings. The puppy is a nod to the dog I used to have as a child, and also to the one I have now, both Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

I really do believe that an illustrator is just a child that kept on drawing as an adult and wanted my work to reflect that. Using my own childhood artwork as inspiration really kept this illustration fresh and true to what makes my art unique. I hope you enjoy it!

Mariana Flores
Leiria, Portugal
Mob: 914955872

Hi! I’m Mariana Flores, an author and illustrator. I was born in 1988, a great year for movies. I always loved telling stories and for me picture books are just the perfect wa… Show more.

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Profile updated 19th October, 2020
Member since 6th December, 2016
Booksmile, Battlesheep, Goody, Pythagoras, Octopie Studios
"I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did to make my book come alive with your skilled mastery in designing the illustrations. For example, by bringing out the characters’ personal expressions matching each situation as the stories unfolded, you added the sparkle needed for the text to develop. This demonstrated that you cared not just for the artwork, but also, its context in the story itself. You did your work well.”
— Robert MacLeod, The Adventures of ABC Lucy