Illustrazione seriali: Where are you born and where did you grew up?
Holly Maguire: I was born and grew up in Winchester in the south of England
HM: I decided Illustration was what I wanted to do after spending a day at my Aunties work (she is a fashion designer) when I was around 10.
I think that’s the first time I realized you could be paid to draw!
HM: I usually start by making a mood board on Pinterest or having a look through my books. I like to get the inspiration flowing before I start sketching ideas.
HM: Personally I prefer to work on paper. I like having a separation from the computer as a spend a lot of time looking at a screen when I am dong admin work or research.
I do however find photoshop to be a saviour for fixing mistakes and cleaning up my Illustrations!
HM: A lot of importance, I like to use a fairly limited palette which often mixes lots of greens and earthy colors with pops of bright and bolder shades.
HM: Everywhere! From supermarket shelves to taking a jog in the park. I also love to peruse books, pinterest and instagram to find inspiration for my work.
HM: I’d have to say Carson Ellis, Yelena Brysenkova and Nina Cosford. They are all hugely talented and so inspiring.
IS: I really like your blog Free Flavors, I see there are many references to illustration and graphic design from the past.
Which are your masters from the past?
HM: That’s tough! I have so many inspirations from the past but they would always include Matisse, Henri Rousseau and M.Sasek.
IS: what is the surface you mostly like to see your work on?
HM: I love seeing my work on clothing. There’s something so fun about seeing people wearing my designs! I also love working on book illustrations.
IS: Do you have a dream project? Something you hope you can realize in the future?
HM: Oooo yes! I would love to illustrate a collection of homewares one day as well as work on more books.