Filipe is fascinated by oil and watercolour paintings. “I always try to absorb as much as possible from these techniques,” the artist says, “and translate them into my digital pieces.”
Filipe cites Karl Kopinski, Adrian Smith and Cynthia Sheppard as inspirations for his own fantasy-based work. Yet the Brazilian, a graphic design graduate from São Paulo State University, says art shouldn’t just be about materials or subject matter, but rather something greater.
“You know,” Filipe concludes, “it doesn’t matter what medium you use. It’s about the information you are able to translate in your own work.”