“Juniatwork is my personal site
and represents the easiest way to showcase my stuff. It
contains my Flash made illustrations from 2003 to present.
What strikes most is my central focus on the human figure
in each of my works; that's simply why I cannot draw without
having a source of inspiration within someone I see.”
Are you self-taught?
Yes, I've never attended any design
You say you start sketching
on paper, scan your drawing into the computer, and work
on the illustration in Flash. Does all your work come completely
from your own imagination, or do you base any of it on models,
I think it's impossible not to be
influenced by our surroundings, and inspiration is an essential
part of my work.
How long have you been working
I've been using it as a design tool
since 2002, and I've been fond of the 5th version.
Have you found any setbacks
or limitations to using the software?
Both limitations and set backs; it
took me a lot of constancy to reach the first acceptable
results. I found it really exciting bringing out from Flash
a use that most people don't take into consideration.
Do you think Flash, as an
illustration tool, is underestimated?
Of course; Flash is first of all an
animation software and everybody handles it in this way.
Would you, or do you use any
other software for illustrating?
I like implementing my images playing
with Photoshop. Lately I'm taking it to other design software.
Do you also create art off
the computer, or is "digital" your preferred medium?
I've always had a pencil in my right
hand since I was at the nursery school. I love drawing and
especially doing pencil and china ink portraits.
Combining the classic elegance and
realism of Renaissance portraits with the more contemporary
touch of glossy like photographs from a fashion magazine
Giulia Balladore’s work captures the spirit of modern
women. She possesses the rare talent of breathing personality
into her vector drawings, endowing each portrait with an
aura of dignified sophistication, evoking respect. Appearing
both incredibly beautiful and alive they bear a modern semblance
to Sandro Botticelli’s women. Undoubtedly Giulia’s
hyper-realistic portraits have the curious ability to grab
your attention with their flawless features. In this case,
the exclusive choice of software is just as intriguing:
Flash. The program known mainly as "the industry standard"
for bringing rich content to the web is rarely used as,
or considered an illustration tool. Her eloquent utilization
of Flash's vector capabilities stands as a final repartee
that the software is indeed more than simply an animation
|Curator: Nathalie Lawhead
||Nathalie Lawhead is an artist, poet, writer, and sculptor.
She works as a senior designer, and Flash developer for the infamous group
of IT goons’ known
Momentarily her physical location is the medieval town of Kranj, Slovenia
but she lives online fused to her computer and the web.