MEET MIRIAM PERSAND, H+ EXTENDED FAMILY ARTIST - Q&A with H+

July 11, 2019

Meet Miriam Persand! Miriam is an illustrator, graphic designer and cartoonist based in Madrid, Spain. Her colorful works are inspired by pop culture and art history, always focused on creating a connection between the image and the viewer.

 

 

H+: What are some artists that you look up to or inspire you?

 

MP: The list of artists that inspire me is crazy long.  But just to name a few I’ll say I love the work of Ana Galvañ, Leonie Bos and Allison Filice. 

 

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H+: What goals do you have creatively this year?

 

MP: I am learning motion graphics on a deeper level and I am also writing my second comic book. At this moment I am hungry for new adventures.

 

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H+: What is your creative routine or method for your art?

 

MP: I start writing ideas in my notebook or doing some online research. I draw some quick sketches straight to the computer, then I finish the drafts and start to add color and the final lines.

 

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H+: What are you currently listening to or do you listen to music while you are working?


MP: I listen to a little of everything and I love recommendations. Right now I’m listening to a playlist that has music by Bad Bunny, Tommy Genesis, Janelle Monae, The Internet... 

 

I love singing while working, it makes me happy, although if what I’m doing requires more concentration I prefer instrumental music.

 

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H+: You have such fun color palettes and animal characters! What inspired you to create these scenes?


MP: I am fascinated by Franz Marc’s artwork, so I think I started painting animals because of that.

I usually insert pop culture references in my work whenever the project allows. This way I try to create a dialog with the viewer, like when you are talking to a friend about this tv show or that place you both went to.

I like to combine seemingly unrelated ideas and see how they can intermingle to create something new.

 

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H+: How long does it normally take you to make a piece?


MP: It depends on the project, if it’s an illustration and the idea is clear from the beginning I work fast, I like to spend more time thinking on the concept than drawing. 

 

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H+: Why did you choose digital art as your medium?

 

MP: I guess I like it because it’s faster and shinier.

 

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H+: Who would your dream project be with? (Person or company or brand)

 

MP: I love drawing cars since I was a child so I guess that working for a nice car brand would be neat.

 

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H+: If you could see your art anywhere in the world, where would it be?

 

MP: When I made a campaign about  for my City Hall (Madrid) and it was all around the city in buses, posters and screens I was the happiest person alive. So I guess that something bigger would make me even happier. 

 

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H+: What advice would you give to people that look up to you or are interested in beginning to illustrate/make digital art?

 

MP: Never hesitate to ask questions, watch tutorials and draw a lot of the things you enjoy.

 

 

 

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