Featured Artist – Illustrator Lisa Poggioli
I am excited to feature artist – illustrator Lisa Poggioli in today’s post.
I first discovered Lisa on Twitter and was soon hooked on her illustrations of Dex and Violet. I found myself looking every day to see if there was something new with Dex and Violet.
Lisa has a gift of telling a story with her illustrations that will make you want to come back for more.
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Interview With Lisa Poggioli
Dave – What inspired you to create Dex?
Lisa – Dex is a character inspired by my cat Casey. Casey was a regal intelligent cat. He was always getting into mischief.
Dave – When did you create Dex?
Lisa – I created Dex about 10 years ago.
Dave – How do you come up with the storylines for your illustrations?
Lisa – Dex’s adventures are based on the everyday experiences of friends and family.
Dave – Dex has a partner, can you tell us more about her?
Lisa – Violet, the purple flamingo, is Dex’s sidekick. She is based upon a childhood friend. Violet is always late for work and doing things that drive Dex crazy.
Dave – What tools do you use for creating your illustrations?
Lisa – Dex is drawn on two types of paper. I use Bristol paper and watercolor paper. I use Bristol paper when I draw the characters in black and white. When I draw the characters in color I use watercolor paper.
I use a dip pen and India Ink to draw my characters in black and white. However, when I want to add color I use Dr. Ph. Martins transparent watercolor inks. I think they perform the best. I like them because of their superior layering properties.
Lisa, it was a pleasure talking with you and I am excited to see what Dex and Violet are up to.
You can follow Lisa on Twitter @ Lisa Poggioli
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