Adina Larisa Sufana lives in Romania. She illustrated Grandpa Talks Funny: Keys to Speaking Grandpa-eese. Written by Anne Merle and #7 on The Gittle List 2014. Adina has illustrated 15 children’s books; some of her art is featured below.
How did it feel to win a spot on The Gittle List Top 10? It’s great, I didn’t expected this. This is my first award.
What’s you earliest memory of drawing? I remember some of my drawings since I was a kid, about five years old, I draw my room during winter with the fireplace, my sister and brother and the cat.
What children’s book contains your favorite illustrations? Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen – illustrations by Dumitru Verdeș
What is your favorite color? Orange
Do you prefer to work digitally, by hand, or both? I like both, but I love working by hand using ink and watercolors.
Tell us about your latest project. I’m illustrating my own story for my master degree on illustration.
Tell us 3 strange and wonderful things about you. I went for eight years to fine arts school and after that I’ve got my Bachelor’s degree on Law and now I’m back for good to fine arts. I have five cats and a huge dog. I love biking.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Since I first herd it in the 7th grade I’ve been guided by the phrase “make art for art’s sake” (even if that I found out later that the movement meant something else than I thought it did).
Adina Larisa Sufana went to a fine arts school and majored in fashion design. Later she attended the Law University in Timisoara. Although she has worked as a legal adviser for four years, but kept on drawing. Adina’s started illustrating children’s books and in just four years, has she has illustrated 15 children’s books.
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