ilustrana

ilustrana

Lisbon, Portugal · 13 Sales

ilustrana

ilustrana

Lisbon, Portugal 13 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Ana Oliveira

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LulaAloha

LulaAloha on Apr 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for your very kind co-op and your nice surprise, extra button!

Anonymous on Jul 17, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Nice pin and nice seller.

Anonymous on Jun 26, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Belo trabalho! Thanks for sharing your work with the world.

Anonymous on Jun 26, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Belo trabalho! Thanks for sharing your work with the world.

About

This is me

I've been drawing ever since I know myself! My mother tells that even before I learned how to hold the pencil correctly, I'd grab it with a closed fist and draw everything.
I studied sculpture and I love ceramics, but my main activity is drawing and watercolor painting. I've opened my Etsy Shop to allow me to organize and show my work to international custumers and portuguese custumers as well.
I work in my studio, located in Lisbon (Portugal) by the river Tejo and near one of the city's most known train station: Santa Apolónia Station. My studio is part of an appartment shared with many other artists related to fine arts, theater, performance and even astrology! We all benefict from the exchange of experiences and mutual support. I'm actually sharing my room with a friend: Isabel, a fine arts graduated girl that loves to work with collage, threads and textiles!
Our room is one of the tinyest in this appartment... it was originally the maid's room and is right next to the kitchen. Its full of my children books, either the ones I owned as a child as the ones I've been buying for myself through the years.
I work mostly with watercolor, but also like to use gouache every now and then and even acrylic paint. My watercolor box has been with me for at least 12 years. I began with a tiny Van Gogh (Royal Talens) box of about 14 colors and later bought an bigger box to carry up to 26 colors. I use medium and heavy weight watercolor paper, that I prefer to buy in large sheets to cut later to the sizes I need. I also use watercolor pads sometimes and carry a Moleskine notebook in my backpack for quick notes and experiences.
The drawings I use in my badges are painted by hand and then scanned and printed in paper. This paper is then used to make the badge or pocket mirrors.

I live in the outskirts of Lisbon with my husband and two cats (brother and sister). My husband and my family are my biggest source of support and enthusiasm and sometimes the subject of my drawings!
I get inspiration from multiple things... when I'm into the fairy tales, I like to read the traditional tales from the writers and tale collectors that gathered and wrote some of the classic tales of all times. When I'm into love stories, I like to listen to people talking on the bus or just noticing the way couples walk together or sit by a coffee table... I also look inside for some of the common places about love... after all, we've all been there, right?
People often point out my sense of humor and wit. I can't be thankful enough to my family and friends that allow me to grow in size but keep the kid within and curiosity for everything <3
I also love nature and live drawing, so I try to be as close as I can of my study subjetc, either if it is a poppy or a giraffe! I own a tiny collection of dead bugs that I find here and there and also a collection of shells and whelks :)

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  • Ana Oliveira

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    I was born in 1981, in Lisbon, Portugal. Ever since I was able to grab a pencil, I began to draw! I am an illustrator and watercolorist.

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Last updated on July 10, 2012
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This shop is prepared to receive paupal payments, but if you live in Portugal, it might be easier to just make a money transfer to my portuguese account... just contact me and i'll help you with that opperation.

Esta loja está preparada para receber pagamentos de Paypal, mas se vive em Portugal, talvez seja mais fácil fazer simplesmente uma transferencia bancária para a minha conta... Contacte-me e eu ajudo em qualquer duvida que tenha.