Daniela Attard, Illustrator

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Daniela Attard describes herself as a caffeine-dependent illustrator. Based in London, she works for a big animation company as a designer and storyboard artist during the day.

How did you get started?
By playing video games and online games – I was inspired to pick up drawing at around 13 years old but didn’t take it seriously till I was 19.

Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
I love old school illustrators and game art – plus the old masters of course

Describe your work in less than 10 words.
Weird and sometimes unsettling

What genre do you consider your work to be?
Fantasy illustration

Your favourite from among your own artworks
I don’t have a personal favourite but I love going to life drawing and drawing the figure from life

Where was your first exhibition held
I’ve never had a solo exhibition but I’ve done a few group ones

What are you working on at the moment?
Numerous projects simultaneously (as per usual)

How long have you been painting?
Since I was 13 (I am 26 now)

Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
Night of course

How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
At least 4

Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?
Since I work as a commercial artist during the week I use my Sundays to catch up with personal projects

Wine and cheese. Yes or no?
Yes, yes, aaaaand yes

If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
I’d further my artistic training and probably go on a long drawing/painting trip around the world

Favourite place to holiday?
Malta and Iceland

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