If there's one thing we love, it's discovering new artists who combine all of our favorite things in their work--beauty, color, fashion, and fun! So when we came across Sophia Jaramillo, the 21-year-old artist and content creator, we knew we had to sit her down and ask her some questions. Sophia's drawings burst with vivid spring colors, psychedelic shapes, and a fun sense of humor. She brings the same sensibility to the fashion and photography she shows off on social media.
Check out our interview with Sophia to find out what it was like for her growing up in L. A., where she finds her greatest inspiration, and what this artist to watch is going to do next! Read on below~
Sophia, You are an incredibly talented young lady, tell us a little bit about what you do, if you went to school for anything specific, what your day job might be if it's not a full-time artist, etc?
Why thank you! I really appreciate it. I’m currently in my last semester of school, and I’m a Marketing major with two minors in Art History and Asian & Pacific Studies. Due to my busy school schedule I’m working as a freelance content creator currently, and art also happens to be a bit of a part time job for me.
Where are you from and how does that affect your work? how did you develop your art skills?
I am from Los Angeles, born and raised. LA is so full with art and vibrance on every corner, its almost difficult to not find inspiration, and I think that is apparent in most of my work. My family and their own individual artistic hobbies and interests, along with having so much of Los Angeles running through their veins and mine, have had a lot of impact on me and my work.
Once my aunt, a preschool teacher, saw me drawing when I was about 3 or 4 years old. She told my mom how she knew I would become an artist from the way I held a pencil. It’s safe to say she was right. When I was growing up, my parents put me through cartooning classes, and I was quite literally always drawing. Stacks and stacks of sketchbooks have littered my bedroom for as long as I can remember. I wasn’t in formal art classes for long, but drawing on my own accord has allowed me to develop my style and I have taught myself new skills and techniques.
Who are your biggest artistic influences?
Tell us about your favorite medium.
Where do you find inspiration? What motivates you to create?
When is your favorite time of day to create?
Tell us how art and being creative is important to society, especially during the changing strange time we are going through now?
What things should we be on the lookout for from you?
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