I'm Gabrielle Ragusi, a digital artist, music lover and day dreamer.
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1 - Could you tell us a little about yourself, and when did you find that you were interested in digital art/manga & anime?
My name is Gabrielle Ragusi and I’m a young Italian artist. I study Human Sciences and Art.
I started drawing when I was a child, when my dad had the time to teach me how to love art.
My interest in manga art started when I was something like 6 years old, watching and reading those series that I still love: Sailor moon, Cardcaptor Sakura and Cat’s Eye.
Then, when I was 13 years old, I became more serious about manga while reading Yuki Kaori and Watase Yū’s works: so I started drawing my own manga’s (big failure ahah!)
On the contrary, the interest for digital art started when I was 16 years old thanks to Paolo Barbieri and Benjamin Zhang Bin.
3 - What is it that attracts you to digital art/manga & anime?
The simplicity of working with a graphic tablet. I mean, I love traditional art, it’s always my first choice for important pieces, but since working on canvas is really expensive and it takes a lot of time, I prefer to work with the digital canvas most of the times. And of course I like it in its own way, specially when I’m painting with a lot of textures and special brushes. I have a lot of fun.
About the manga and anime style… I like it simply because it’s different from the boring reality. Manga styled characters are similar to real people in anatomy but the rest of their world is very different from the classic vision of art.
Picasso said: “When I was as old as these children, I could draw like Raphael, but it took me a lifetime to learn to draw like them.”
Manga it’s something like that, it’s a synonymous of progress and difference.
And, most important, manga characters have big eyes…!
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