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Eleonora Arosio, the Italian artist who believes the best lesson she's learned is about growth

Updated: Jan 29, 2021

"You can never stop learning and changing, and that's exciting!"

Eleonora graduated from NABA Milan in 2014 and started working with bold colors, simple shapes, and naive characters. She works as a Freelancer and has her online shop.

Tell us about yourself - what do you do for a living?

My name is Eleonora Arosio, I live in Melbourne, and I'm a freelance illustrator.

What type of art do you feel most connected to?

Anything that gives me a sense of joy, which is something I find an illustration.

How long have you been drawing or illustrating?

Officially I've been a freelance illustrator for five years, but I've always been a creative kid.

What inspires you to illustrate the most?

Wanting to do the same thing other people's illustrations do to me: bring joy.

Do you remember your first-ever illustration? What was it?

The moment I realized I wanted to separate from the path of the fine arts I was following in Uni (which I started not very consciously) was an ink drawing of a woman shaving her eight legs.

Describe your creative illustration process in several steps.

  • First, I sketch.

  • Once I have the image, I get a nice piece of paper, and I draw the line with a pink pencil (it's the perfect pencil to start because it'll erase easily and it won't show if you go over it with other colors)

  • Then I color it in, scan it, and adjust it in Photoshop.

Where do you see yourself in the future?

Who knows! I hope I'll be more skilled than I am now and with many cool projects under my belt.

What three things would you tell others who want to make art during Covid-19?

  • Experiment with different techniques

  • Go for a walk

  • Take time for yourself!

Which tools do you use to illustrate? Which one do you use the most?

Colored pencils, my favorite are Caran d'Ache Luminance

Where can others see and follow your work?

You can find me on Instagram @eleonoraarosio, shop my work here, or get in touch at



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