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I studied arts in university at Madrid. I work ad an art director, illustrator and photographer for 10 years.
I look the world, see behind and then I paint or photograph it. this is the method to approach the soul.
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Pablo. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
Watching the world from a different perspective, stopping to look, you get a silent conversation that helps to create, helps to approach the soul of the people portrayed. So are my illustrations and my creative process within my digital painting.
The wall inside the people, their inner layers, I look in their eyes from where they come and where they go. I decrypt your soul
Pablo, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as an Illustrator?
I make art since I was born, I was a photographer since 2003 but I begin my illustration artistic works 2 years ago with my personal projects. My aspiration is to show all of this work to the world. Show whats behind the people, whats behind their eyes.
Let's say it is a kind of social consciousness, a form of vital comprehension
Who is your inspiration in life Pablo? How do you keep inspired?
The classics like baroque painting
Caravaggio or then Goya but now I have lot of great illustrators and photographers that made me advance
Yann Dalon, Jonas Annala, Chema Madoz, Pierre Gonnord, David Lazar, Jimmy Nelson, etc etc. Every day I'm inspired by a new one
We all make mistakes Pablo, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being an Illustrator, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I was living in France and I have the feeling that I did not take advantage of the situation well, I did not know how to get across everything that the country could contribute. Although it is true that I was younger and my work was not so developed
Pablo, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As an Illustrator, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
Only need to be organized. Lists, papers, a lot of documents! But it's the only way when you work alone
Please tell us, Pablo, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as an Illustrator?
When I begin some works at same time, for different clients with different styles and way of look an artistic work
Pablo, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I make magazine covers. I use to win with my ideas and my way ;)
Pablo, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as an Illustrator. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
When you finish a portrait when it's in the gallery for exhibition and the model is also proud of your image. This is even better than selling the work
Pablo, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Creativity comes or goes. No one knows when. But it can be forced ;) I need disconnect, out of society, wherever, sea or mountain but alone
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as an Illustrator?
Be patient, work hard every day and do not bother you if you have to be your own community manager cause world change and we have to adapt
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
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Illustrator: Pablo Salvador