Find your artistic voice by illustrating every day
Updated: Feb 13, 2022
I'm Julieta a freelancer illustrator from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently, I’m living in Vancouver, Canada.
When did you discover illustration was what you wanted to do?
It’s a good question. I’ve been drawing since I can remember. I really enjoy the process of creating new characters. When I was in high school I actually wanted to be a doctor, but after some consideration, I decided I would study graphic design instead. It was a good opportunity to improve my illustration skills.
How did you find your artistic voice?
I don’t know exactly *laughs*. I think that paying attention to daily things or situations makes me happy. For example, eating an avocado or petting a cat. Also, a strong desire of learning about new tools and methods to illustrate. Regarding colors, I’m a very calm person so I enjoy mixing pastel tones. It’s so relaxing.
What is your process while creating your 3D illustrations?
I quickly draw my ideas on paper.
I start playing around with Blender to create the models. I usually don’t pay too much attention to the backgrounds, I prefer to focus more on the characters.
I add materials and lights.
I use Photoshop or Illustrator to add some final details like sparkles or watermarks.
My family and friends always told me about posting my work online. I’m a very shy person, so it was difficult for me to show my drawings to others.
When and why did you start posting on Instagram?
I started posting in December 2020. However, I decided to do it more often during 2021. My family and friends always told me about posting my work online. I’m a very shy person, so it was difficult for me to show my drawings to others. I’m so grateful for this decision because I’ve met many talented and kind artists from different countries.
Where do you find resources of inspiration?
Mostly Japanese culture, tiny figurines, Disney or videogames.
Which advice will you give to new illustrators?
Try to practice every day and draw things that make you happy!
Which tools do you use?
I use Blender 2.92, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Sometimes, I use Wacom Intuos Pen Tablet.
Which playlist put you in the mood?
Studio Ghibli soundtracks. I also like instrumental Disney songs.
Where can the SoulDoodles community find your work?
Follow me on Instagram @shulimarie_art and check out more of my work in my website shulimarieart.com