Looking for some creative artist accounts to follow on Instagram? Don't worry, we've got you covered! This month we chatted with 2D Designer, Blanca Sobrino, who
Her Instagram account - @b
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I consider myself a very lucky person because I've always
After school, I studied a graphic design degree, a character design masters and different drawing courses in different art schools in Spain.
How would you best describe your work?
I would say that my work is basically a “work in progress”. Although I've been drawing for many years
I don´t feel like my work has any specific characteristics or any concrete style but I'm always trying to add to my work, anything that I learn day-to-day. So I would say that
Your Instagram is full of sketches and observations do you look at these as studies or is it something you do to relax?
All those sketches and observations are for practice. Although I really enjoy doing them I'm the
Although I have to admit that sometimes, if not always, I put too many details on my drawings and I think my designs would look better if I didn't spend so much time detailing. Sometimes adding details or extra cleaning up a drawing makes the drawing look less fresh.
What artists/things inspire you and your work?
There are a LOT of artists that inspire me but if I have to
Can you explain the two pieces below to us?
Both of them are drawings for personal projects. The first one is research for a Captain Hook design. I tried with different shapes and colours to see which combination matched better with the character. If I remember
The second one is a final design for a project about an explorer who travels around the world with her professor monkey friend!
How do you develop your work and skill set and what motivates you to do so?
I draw every day. Some days a lot and some days
My motivation is whenever I see
How do you approach a personal project and is this very different
When I have all the references and I have analysed them all I
For someone starting out in their career, what is the one piece of information you would give them
The piece of advice that has helped me the most is: don’t get married to your designs.
Don’t get stuck drawing the same thing just because you know how to draw that thing. Once you’ve drawn something, throw it away and jump to the next thing. Try a
What tools do you use in your work and what is your favourite?
I use Photoshop and I do some traditional inking with Sakura’s pens. I think Photoshop is my favourite just because I’m used to it but there are a lot of programs out there that are as good. Just find the one you feel the most comfortable with.
What are your aspirations for the future?
I would like to be a versatile artist. I would like to
We loved talking with Blanca this month and you can check out more of her work on Instagram at @b