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Meet our first pick of 2019, @sofiacrvo! Her story of  improvement is one that all should learn from this year. She shares with Ballpit, “Back in the day, my work used to be flat and black & white. Little by little, I started to add dimension to it and now I am experimenting with colours.”. A wonderful tip from Sofia – carry a notebook around with you! ” It’s funny because sometimes I happen to have ideas in the middle of the street or when hanging out with friends and I have the urgent need to stop to write. ” explains Sofia. Read more about her story at ballpitmag.com/portfolio/sofiacrvo/.

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Ciao! My name is Luca Di Bartolomeo. I’m Italian and I was born in Pescara, a small town on the Adriatic coast, 21 years ago. I’ve been drawing since I was really young and I never stopped. At seventeen I had the great fortune to live one school year in United States, and It was an amazing experience. I moved to Rome to study at the European Institute of Design (IED) two years ago.

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Hello! My name is Esther Lalanne, I am a 26-year-old illustrator born and bred in Paris! Being an only child, I was constantly daydreaming and can’t recall a moment I wasn’t drawing – I found animation fascinating too. Little me would draw silly princesses and today I draw silly hairy ladies. I am being consistent at least! Haha.
Now I am a character designer for animation by day, and an illustrator by night. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else right now!

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Hi, my name is Jing Li. I’m from China. I’m currently living in Baltimore and studying art at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art. My major is Illustration Practice.

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I am Kanako Hatsuya. Born in Tokyo in 1990 and I live in Tokyo. I have been living in Harajuku since I was young, but I do not know if it affects my style. I started painting from about 22 years old.

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