How did you become an artist?
I’ve always loved reading comics. When I was a child, my dad used to buy the main Disney comics magazine for me every week and that was my first experience with the world of comics. Then I discovered manga and then again Graphic novels and other series. During my life, I’ve tried different fields, in fact I’ve made scientific studies as teenager, but my passion for comics has always been alive. I’ve realized that I wanted to follow a career I love, not something that I don’t care and I’m not even good at it.
Where do you get inspiration?
I’m one of those people who get inspired by totally different artists, even styles that have nothing in common with mine. But not only comics, of course: different medias like video games and animated movies help me to find new ways of narrative.
And the world of illustrations for children too! For example, David Sierra Liston or Flavia Sorrentino are two of my favorite ones!
What’s your hardware setup?
I have a Huion GT-185 which was my best companion for a few years, but in this period I have been drawing exclusively with an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. The fact that the software I use to work, which is Clip Studio Paint, was exactly the same version from Windows to iOS, helped me a lot.
What do you like best about Clip Studio Paint?
It’s the most complete software for drawing. If you’ve ever used Photoshop, you won’t feel confused when you use CSP for the first time. The thing that I like most is the fact that it’s constantly updating with new features. For example, in the last update the compatibility with the ABR brushes has been added... it’s something I was waiting for.
How long does it take you to make a single illustration?
You already know the answer: it depends! It can take hours or days. But I like working on different things at the same time, it helps me to not get bored.
Would you consider Clip Studio Paint an industry tool?
Absolutely. I’ve used other applications during the last years, but I have no doubts that in the future, Clip Studio Paint it will be my first choice. The only thing I miss is probably coloring with CMYK profile, but I can still control colors with the software color slider tool and color profile. I only need to be careful when I work on something that needs to be printed.
Where can we follow your work?
I’m on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/giuliadicara_stuff/) and Behance (https://www.behance.net/giuliadicara). This year I’ll be working in some very interesting projects that I hope will catch your attention, wish me luck!
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