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Who are you, Luna Kirsche? It isn't your real name, is it?
My name is Maria Barbosa, actually. I was born and currently live in a town called Oeiras near Lisbon, Portugal. I'm an illustrator who explores the traditional chinese painting and mix it with digital painting. Unfortunately I can't dedicate all day to illustration because I am a full time Graphic Designer.
Are you a self-taught illustrator?
I have a degree in Communication Design, also I've studied in some illustration workshops. I studied chinese calligraphy and traditional chinesen painting.
So, making Asian posters is your main thing?
I am mostly inspired by Asian cultures, simbols and mythology. I look for ideas in books and in my travels. Also, visual culture is really important to me.
Anyone from this world you'd like to collaborate with?
So many... but I love Momot paper toys, I wish some day I could collaborate in one of their paper toy creations.
Do you have your own ways to motivate yourself?
Making research and see a lot of images, drawing references, stories, legends, travelling and visit museums.
What design trends you find most stimulating nowadays?
Mashing up the traditional with the contemporary.
Describe your usual day - what do you do when you’re finished with your work?
Well, after working 9am-6pm at the agency, I go to my studio to work on illustrations, or of I have the free evening I usually go to my Body combat class or just workout. I prepare all my meals for the next day(s), all vegan and functional. And for the lazy days, I just do marathons on Netflix. I do enjoy a sunset with friends, drinking and catching up the last days.
I know that you've been drawing since 1990, but can you think of any job you could do if you weren't an artist?
Can't image living not being a creative. - but maybe, a teacher.