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Cristina Trapanese

Cristina lives in Naples, Italy, she started studying illustration at the Italian School of Comix and later at the IDEA Academy in Rome.

She didn’t know she wanted to become an illustrator, we can say that she stumbled inside it while walking with her nose towards the sky.

She started studying oil painting in a painting shop, in a somewhat old-fashioned way. She loves painting and it helped her a lot to learn how to manage colours, but she realised that it wasn’t the medium she needed to express what she had inside. Only later she realised that she would like to tell stories through image.

What she loves of this work is that you have to produce a real designs object which has to have his own balance. She feels inspired by many different things, sometimes by dreams or new match of colour she sees around her, she likes reading and imagine the characters, many times she is inspired by movies and photography.

She works in traditional and digital art and she loves experiment and mixing media. Mostly she likes watercolours, the way the water moves the colour, also discover new papers, she has spent a lot of time in art shops and bookstores.

Cristina has worked with many clients like De Agostini, Mondadori, Edizioni Centro Studi Erickson and Usborne.

Cristina is represented by Robyn Newton — to work with Cristina please email Amy Fitzgerald while Robyn is on maternity leave.

Information Book Award 2022 - Longlisted image
Information Book Award 2022 - Longlisted
Book of the Month - November image
Book of the Month - November
Lucca Junior Competition: Best Digital Illustration - Winner  image
Lucca Junior Competition: Best Digital Illustration - Winner
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