On The Spot: Leandro Francisca

Meow you undertaking, cat fans? We’ve got a thing purr-fect just for you! Leandro Francisca is listed here with his charming cat artworks that will melt your furry hearts. In this week’s On The Spot, the Brazilian illustrator tells us a lot more about his feline inspirations, his beloved cat Pudim, and his mission to capture the mysterious and magical cat rituals. 

In which do you live and what does your workspace appear like?

I reside in the south of Brazil, in a location of exuberant nature that’s surrounded by beautiful beach locations. My workspace mainly is composed of my computer and graphics tablet and is a component of the dwelling the place I devote extensive hours imagining and generating my illustrations.

What has your journey to develop into an artist looked like so much?

I had been craving a flavor for artwork for a very long time. I cherished drawing at any time since I was a boy or girl and in the course of the years, I tried to boost my expertise and create new approaches. Now, I’m a total-time illustrator, working with children’s guide authors and publishers from several pieces of the environment. 

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Cat on the roof

How did you establish your present art design?

In excess of the decades, I have made my personal inventive identification via testing distinctive approaches and observing other artists. 

As for the cat artworks, I only began functioning on them about a calendar year in the past. Nonetheless, this story commenced a lot earlier, more exactly in 2019, when we adopted our pet kitten Pudim. Residing with him, I began to notice feline habits which encouraged me to do the job on my cat illustrations. 

What does your artistic method search like?

I normally start off with a speedy and very simple sketch, just to express the notion. Then I polish and refine it right until it lastly looks like what I at first experienced in intellect. As soon as which is carried out, I transfer the sketch to my computer system and provide it to lifetime by incorporating colours in Photoshop. I often use some further components like cardboard to enrich the textures in my performs. 

Which of your artworks is your most loved and why?

It is one I made just lately, titled Cats in the Moonlight. I like it just because it captures a pretty instant that these two cats share under the shining moon. I also like the contrasting hues in this piece – they have constantly attracted me and influenced my do the job. 

Cats in the Moonlight

What are your greatest inspirations?

They mostly arrive from superior spouse and children times with our cat. It’s individuals humorous day to day situations that direct me to comprehend that cats are mystical beings with their peculiar feline behaviors and rituals. This is a thing I try to categorical in some of my illustrations, making an imaginary planet total of mystery and magic that all the fellow cat lovers can love. 

If you could select one particular artist to seize a coffee with – who would it be?

It would be great to share a cup with Adolfo Serra, I really like the way he illustrates!

What are your other passions?

When I’m not drawing, I’m a family human being. I expend time with my kids Caroline and Lucas, and my pricey wife Alessandra. They are my passion. 

What are your options for the long term?

I want to retain doing the two things I like the most – functioning on my illustrations and expending high-quality time with my relatives!

Instagram: @leandrofca

By arnia