We are are happy to have, Alejo Massolo, as our Featured Artist, he is a young, but very talented artist and creates some awesome illustrations of various sources from pop culture, make sure to hit his link and support a fellow artist by giving him a follow!
How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I am an artist since I first grabbed a pencil, since I was a child I always spent it drawing because I had no other activity to do.
I specialize in realistic portrait drawings, but I have the ability to copy any drawing or photo.
My inspiration are all the people who supported me and told me that someday I would go far, also drawing always helped me to express my feelings.
Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
My “job” in art is just selling my drawings for my country. Very soon and if everything goes well I’d like to take them to more countries. My dream job would be to travel the world while I make my drawings on walls or present them in art exhibitions.
Do you have a favorite Artist?
There are many artists in Instagram that I am impressed with their work, but my favorite is Pezartwork and their project “Distroy”.
What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
Well, I’m 16 years old and I still have a long way to go but I’m proud to be able to play instruments, sing and draw pictures that express feelings to people.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
In 5 years I see myself having many followers in social networks and be able to improve my skills and have more customers.
In 10-20 years I see myself living from art and traveling in several countries and that my work is highly recognized, someday I’m going to say “it wasn’t easy, but I could do it”.
If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would like to speak with famous artists, none of them specifically. To tell me about their experience of all the sacrifices and hard work they had to do to make a living from art and be known worldwide.
How is one way you make money with your art?
I make money selling prints of my drawings
If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
I would go to the United States because there are a lot of professional arts tools and also, because of the snow and how different it would be from Argentina
What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
My favorite brand are the Prismacolor premier, they are very easy to use.
Any advice for young artists?
Patience, for more details in your work. Practice to have a better technique and always try new things, don’t lock yourself in a single type of technique.
I always drew with black and white, I didn’t dare use colours. Until I tried them and they turned out better than the black and white drawings.