Artist feature - Valentina Moscon Jun 03 2016

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Here at Advocate we like to sign artists with incredible skill and a wide range of talents; newly signed Valentina Moscon being a perfect example! Her work ranges from cute to stylish to realistic, which is why she'd be great for a number of categories, including 0-5 years, 5 years to young adult, and older and real styles. She has tons of work displaying these styles so if you'd like to see more visit her Advocate portfolio.

"I'm Valentina. I was born on March 10th, 1991, and I grew up in South Tirol,  Northern Italy. I almost never heard the word 'illustrator', until I started choosing what to study after high school. Since I can remember, I've always drawn. When I was a little, fussy, chatty child I explained to anyone who would listen, I would become an artist or a painter. However, I didn't know what it really meant 'be an artist' or how to turn my passion for drawing into a job.

Studying at the European Institute of Design (IED) of Milan, I learned that nowadays being able to draw doesn't mean just painting a good-looking image, but also being able to communicate, convey concepts, and tell stories. So I decided to become an illustrator, and to work for publishing, advertising, comics, animation, etc.

My favorite part of my job is character design. Someone says that's because I just watched too many cartoons and now I think I'm a Disney-princess, but I love the appeal of the Disney characters style, which influences a lot my work. I aim to create appealing characters, who people can identify themselves with.  Furthermore I combined the development of a personal style with an eclectic sensibility, which allowed me to be a very versatile artist.

I love sketching with the pencil, but I mainly work in digital. Whether I draw with Photoshop or I use Illustrator, I  create elegant curves and sinuous lines, which can confer an harmonious balance to the composition.

I collaborate on several projects with different companies in the field of boardgames in Italy and in the USA. I also work on advertising and editorial projects. The time I don't spend drawing, I dedicate it to my passions. I love dancing (I practice ballet and tap dance), my motorbike…and sweets! At the moment I live in Milan and I work in Atabaliba studio, a design studio composed by creative freelancers - a melting-pot (where my main task is to get rid of all the biscuits)."