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Danielle Pioli

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Danielle Pioli
São Paulo, Brazil

Have you always been creative and what’s the earliest work you can remember creating?

I guess I could say so. I remember having a special relationship with my drawing time, be it at school or at home. I loved it so much! The earliest work I can remember was a drawing for Father's Day I did at school, I was about 6 years old, but I know I used to draw before that, but this one I remember because we kept that drawing and I revisited it a few times over the years. I also remember my first Children's Book (I was about 8) and my first Comic Book (about 12 years old).

What's your studio like and how do you keep organised?

My studio is a room I share with my boyfriend. It consists in his music instruments, and my big table, my laptop, my Wacom, and lots of art materials scattered around.
I'm not a very organised person, but I try my best to keep it easy for me to work.

Where do you look for inspiration?

My Pinterest account is filled with inspiration images, and I'm always adding new stuff! This is where I go on a daily basis to seek inspiration. One panel I particularly love so much is "Old Masters" that consists in old paintings and illustrations. I love going through classic and old works, and study from them!
But I believe inspiration is something we tune into, it's not really outside, but inside us. Like a radio station, we can channel it anytime we want.

Whats in your pencil case / camera bag?

I walk around with pencils and pens. I have Col-erase pencils, Faber Castell pencils, Blackwing pencils, Staedtler pencils, Pigma pens, Unipin pens, Pentel pens and a Staedtler eraser.

Any tips for someone suffering from creative block?

Know that creative blocks come and go. It's part of being a creator, and if we stress over it, it only lingers. What I do when I'm in that state is I go do something else, watch a movie (documentaries about other artists are always inspiring to me), listen to music... If going after inspiration in art isn't helping, I would go relax doing something else... maybe play videogames or have a good night out. I think our mind sometimes needs a break in order to function smoothly again. That's completely normal. If you TRY to push it, it won't work. Think about when we try so hard to remember somebody's name... the name comes easily to us when we're relaxing in the shower or something. It's similar, our mind works better when relaxed.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

I like music very much, so I like playing guitar and writing songs and little poems.
I have a strong interest in our mind, so I'm studying hypnotherapy, something I'd like to introduce to artists when I'm ready. Not very usual, I know! hehe

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

This is the very first time I talk about my hypnotherapy studies, I just wanted everyone to know I never mentioned it before! :)
It will take 1 - 2 years before I can become a certified hypnotherapist, but I'm sorking my way there!

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
The Office, Lore, Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones
Pearl Jam, Beatles
Brooklyn, NY
The Music Never Stopped, The Shining, The Lion King, the list goes on...
Magazine / Book
Just Kids - Patti Smith
Glen Keane, Claire Keane, Eliza Ivanova, Charmaine Olivia, Taryn Knight, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Gerda Wegener, William Adolphe Bouguereau,
Digital, Pencil and paper, Oil Paint, Gouache
Tool or Product You Couldn't Live Without
Pencil and paper