Antonio Soares – Fashion Illustrations par excellence

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Kunst und Mode stehen schon immer in einer starken Verbindung, beide Bereiche funktionieren oft nicht ohne den anderen. Eine sehr schöne Symbiose aus Kunst und Mode sind Fashionillustrationen. Antonio Soares aus Oporto in Portugal hält mit Wasserfarben die aktuellsten Runway-Looks und Editorials fest und das bis ins letzte Detail.

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Elle:
Tell us please about yourself! What’s your background?

Antonio Soares:

I live in Oporto, Portugal and work as a freelance illustrator and give classes of illustration and drawing ! I took a degree on fine Arts – Painting and longly later (when i finished my degree) I started to make fashion illustration, as a personal project!

It was not my goal, to work as a fashion illustrator. In 2001 start to give classes in a university and in a fashion school but 10 years later I was unenployed. While I was looking for a new job I start to paint again…. I had the luck the people start to like my work… And one year later I start to get commissioned works from all over the world!

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Elle:
Please, describe us a bit about your creative process while creating your artwork.

Antonio Soares:

I do a lot of reserch, I ” Google ” a lot it is easy for me, to see better the ” fashion industry” also magazines help me a lot!
Then I start with the female/ male face! That is verry important to me: the know/ draw/ illustrate the face of the person that holds a beautiful piece made by a fashion designer… Of course, fashion designers inspired me lot.

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Elle:
What do you think about fashion? Is fashion a part of your every day? How does fashion influence our live.

Antonio Soares:

Fashion reflects the changes of our world! I think fashion can be a state of mind, it can represent the my mood, and has to describe the personalitie! Fashion influence me a lot!!! The colors, the shapes, the touch of the fabrics …. If it is comfortable …
And also influences me, just because at this moment it is one of my jobs….

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Elle:
What role does the artist have in society?

Antonio Soares:

Several, but it all depends of your audience! I think they can change our world, in several aspects just because art works with our senses… Sometimes, I do realise that it helps me to dream!!! And dreams come true!

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Elle:
How do you see your creative area on the next 5 or 10 years?

Antonio Soares:

I hope i till have that as a job!!! I do like a lot painting, it helps me a lot to improve my skills and also (and the most important) helps my mind to re/start ! It helps me to organize my minde, my heart!

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Salut, je m'apelle Elle, Visionärin. Ich bin "full of energy", freaky und selbstkritisch. Ich lasse immer mein Herz sprechen, versäume aber nie auch den power-button für's Hirn zu pushen. Ich bin kompromissbereit in wichtigen Dingen und denke oftmals in vielen Dimensionen, was aber für Innovationen und spannende Projekte hilfreich ist. Das World Wide Web mit dem unendlichen Informationsfluss von Neuem fasziniert mich immer wieder. Als meine Passion sehe ich Kunst, Design, Fotografie und Musik. Ich bin genauso unkonventionell wie mein Humor. coultique is my wonderland - frei nach Alice - "Das Unmögliche zu schaffen, gelingt einem nur, wenn man es für möglich befindet".

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