Miranda Sofroniou Interview
Miranda is a British illustrator living and working in Melbourne. In November 2017 she decided to move across the world, looking for a change from the ordinary, and to be surrounded by inspiration, nature and sunshine. This sense of adventure, love of travel, and experiencing new places and cultures plays a central role in her illustrations; working from her sketchbook and on the spot drawings Miranda strives to evoke a sense of exploration and wonder throughout her work. Miranda’s illustrations are all created by hand, experimenting with traditional techniques of drawing and painting, to create impressionistic, whimsical and playful designs, which celebrate colour and pattern.
Tell us a fun fact about you In December I am going to take my travelling studio on the road and spend over a month travelling the East coast of Australia in a Campervan with my boyfriend and his parents!
How did you get into illustration? I've always loved drawing and painting, my dad is an Artist so it has something that I've grown up with.
Who or what inspires you the most? I'm inspired by lots of things! From taking a walk, to the way the light hits the windows in the flat opposite me, and being surrounded by nature and new experiences.
What does a typical day look like for you? Every morning starts with an espresso and a Pan di Stella (My favourite biscuit!) and then I try to get the emails and boring bits out the way so I can spend the rest of the day painting.
What do you do when you have a creative block? Go for a walk, or work on something different.
Top three clients you've worked with? Flow Magazine, Soho House, Thames & Hudson.
What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work? Guache and watercolour paint, and coloured pencils.
What's your favourite resource for inspiration? Getting out and about and doing some drawings from real life, it is so tricky but so rewarding.
Do you have any tips for artists thinking of doing freelance? Believe in yourself, and love what you do!
What would your dream project be? A collaboration with Gorman, or creating my own picture book.
How can fans keep up-to-date with your work? Instagram
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