Artist interview: Andi Soto
That someday I’ll be a full time illustrator.
I feel like it’s knitting with ink. I find it very zen to draw linearts the way I do, it helps me relax. Sometimes I push myself way too much, but it’s all about the final result.
All the women I draw are kind of part of my own personality. They all look like they are waiting for something, longing, almost in a permanent state of dreaming.
This will sound a bit cliché but.. Life. Even though I can be late for work I just stop, look at my surroundings, pay attention to details, the scenery, the behavior of animals, people, even the air I breathe. It’s all there. Everything inspires me.
There’s nothing more toxic than one self. Never EVER compare your work with other people’s. Never compare your inside with the outside of people, and this is about social media. The exact day I stopped comparing my work with the success of other artists, that day I became free.
Indian ink and brushes, Staedtler pens, koh-i-noor rapidographs, posca markers, prismacolor colour pencils, ShinHanart markers and Grumbacher watercolors. My paper of choice is watercolor paper, the heavy the better.
Sunblock, water and a hammock (this girl loves to sleep)