Open for inspiration: Tobe's World

Tell us what you like in two lines (colour, song, film, food…)
I love to create while listening to artists like Kina Grannis. I love series, I'm not much into movies. I love chocolate and coffee. I love to draw. I love reading about creativity and TED talks. I love small cities, people that respect my personal space and pandas.

Tell us something about the beginning of your career.
I wasn't happy 'till I accepted my talent and loved it. It wasn't easy to make a living as an artist, but things happen when you work hard and with passion.

Where does your passion for art come from?
I was poor and had to create my own toys, I was kind of lonely as well so I was always creating my own stories, too. I always liked things that normal children don't usually like, things like the universe, books, geology (yes). Maybe I was just born this way.

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When you go back to your birth town, where is it you really go to?
I still live here in my small that-fits-on-a-cup-of-tea-town. It's a nice and quiet place, full of nature, we have an amazing lake here and a huge book stores, that is fantastic.

Where do you find inspiration?
For commercial work on the internet. For personal things it really depends, my feelings and desires, books, tons of internet content. I always keep my eyes open, to see inspiration in everything.

Who's your favourite artist? Famous or not.
Van Gogh. Frida Kahlo as well, she is really trending right now, but was an amazing person. James Jean because of his art, incredible.

How do you create? Where?
I have a small room in my home that I like to call studio, so I usually do it there. I have my books and my drawing table...It's comfy. I just got a Surface Pro 3 and I'm loving it, I'll be able to travel and work soon. I hope so.

How would you describe your work?
I think my work is just like me. It's not perfect but it's getting better, it has a lot of passion and makes an effort to reach its goals. Sometimes it's so personal that not everyone gets it.

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What would you tell your clients to help them create artworks?
Stays open for inspiration and work hard.

One last comment
Thanks so much guys, it was really fun. If anyone want to reach me please send me a message through my FB page Tobe Fonseca or my Twitter with the same username. Hugs to all!

/ federico