Ania Tomicka


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?


I was born in Poland the 2nd of may 1985 and I moved to Italy with my parents when I was 9 years old. Now I live in Florence.



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


It all started when I was really little. I always drew a lot just to be able to stay awake longer when my parents wanted to send me to bed. "I need to finish this drawing and I'll go, I promise" It always worked! Then I saw Sailor Moon and I started to copy anime and manga. After few years I wanted to try more realistic things and learn how to paint and draw.



Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?


Well, I'm sorry to say that I don't know any name of a skateboarder but I love to see girls doing that amazing things!



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


I have too many favorite artists, maybe the one I adore most is Salvador Dalì.


When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?


Playing videogames!!! I am actually playing Final Fantasy XIV and Diablo.



Who are your biggest influences?


I spent several hour a day searching for inspiration and it will be very difficult to say only one name. Maybe it's Miyazaki with those little creatures and a lot of melancholy.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


My favorite one are oils but I also enjoy watercolors and colored pencils.



Anything else you want to tell?


My biggest dream is to inspire others to do better and to show everyone that with hard work it's possible to achieve everything!

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