FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Pelotas Artist, Mariana Pouey

Mariana Pouey

Illustrator | 21 | Pelotas, South Brazil

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We are honored to have, Mariana Pouey, as our Featured Artist, she is an amazing illustrator that creates some really cool looking tattoos and she is also an awesome make up artist, to check out all her work make sure to visit her wall and while your there hit that follow button to support a fellow artist!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I draw since I was a little kid. I don’t know if I have a specialty…. I love all kind of styles and I’m still trying to find my own. I love doing realistic, neo traditional, makeup sfx, I like to think I do a little bit of everything. I find inspiration in other artist I admire and follow on the Instagram and also the things I see in the day by day.

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?
I don’t. (yet). Sometimes I work as a freelancer. Right now I think it’s kind of hard to get known, in the beginning, because you still don’t know many people in the area, and they don’t know you. I would love to be a tattoo artist in any studio. I heard Barcelona have some good ones.

Do you have a favorite Artist?
It maybe a clichê, but I love Van Gogh.

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
I always wanted to travel and get to know the world and all kinds of people. Last year I moved to Lisbon and lived there on my own for a while, traveled, it was amazing.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
I don’t even know what I’ll be doing in the end of the year. But I like to think somewhere great, doing any kind of art.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Beyonce because….Beyonce.

How is one way you make money with your art?

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
London. It’s an amazing city and so full of energy, and history and art.

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
I use a lot of polychromos from Faber Castell and I really like them.

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Any advice for young artists?
Keep doing what you’re doing, keep doing what you love !Even if you don’t feel you’re good at it right now. Practice, practice, practice, Stay committed to your art and what you believe in.Don’t compare your work with other people’s.Be the greatest artist you can be, and do everything with passion.

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