Hello, my name is Francesca and I am a freelance illustrator. I live and work in Italy.
I’m deeply in love with fantasy: both reading fantasy books and painting fantasy art.
Usually, my painting are digital, made with Corel Painter (love <3) , but I love traditional techniques too.
I’ve studied painting techniques from several local painters, that taught me oils and watercolors. I’m self-taught in acrylics. Every friday I attend to a life drawing session with some friends. I’ve also studied illustration for two years at “Scuola internazionale di Comics” in Brescia, with a 30/30 final vote each year. Not an experience I’m really fond of, but I learned something there nonetheless.
I love workshops. I feel very inspiring to learn from several and very different masters. From two-days lessions to full intensive weeks, I really think it’s always a great way to keep curious and to go out of my comfort zone.
Mauro Evangelista, Iacopo Bruno, Maurizio Quarello, Lorenzo Mattotti, Gianni De Conno, Stefano Faravelli, Anita Kunz, Lisbeth Zwerger, Massimiliano Frezzato, Linda Cavallini. These are some of the great artists I’m proud to have met, learned from and, in some cases, painted with during these occasions.
The painting “My favourite time of the Day” has been shortlisted for possible inclusion in the next Exposé by Ballisting Publishing!
Keep your fingers crossed for me!