Location: Canada Web: www.michellepapadopoulos.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org media: Graphite, ink, watercolour on paper
Having worked as an artist in the gaming industry for over 10 years, Michelle became interested in illustration four years ago. “I went through a seven-year gap where I didn’t draw or paint very much, so I started to relearn the basics,” she says.
Finding inspiration in fairy tales, myths, fantasy films and nature, there are many artists who have influenced her style, including Mucha, Arthur Rackham, Klimt, Waterhouse and contemporaries such as Iain McCaig, Charles Vess and Rebecca Guay.
“I love line art with washes a lot, but I also like more rendered paintings,” she says. “I want to find a balance between the two. I’m still trying to figure out my ‘artistic voice’, but I have a much clearer understanding of what I want to do than I did a few years ago.”