Hello there! I'm Sofia, a children's book illustrator based in Portugal, represented by The Bright Agency, who loves drawing young characters and whimsical storytelling.
My passion for illustration goes all the way back to my childhood years when my enthusiastic urge to create and doodle was nurtured by family and educators since kindergarten, mostly through drawing, painting and collage. Around 4/5 years old I had a phase where the white walls of our house were my main canvas of choice (my best work was made at godly hours of the morning when everyone was still asleep, ahah)!
Most of my inspiration comes from my childhood and my everyday life, so you could say it originates from the imaginary and the ordinary. Using a mix of both traditional and digital ends, my sweet and colorful illustrations aim to spark joy with a pinch or two of magic!
Besides illustrating for children's books, I also create colorful artwork for ART LICENSING and design brands for passionate small businesses and freelancers (learn more about my BRANDING services).
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Beijing Tianlue Books • Capstone • Cricket Media
Educate2Empower Publishing • Hachette Children's Group
Igloo Books • mySugar • Oxford University Press AU
Scholastic Inc. • Usborne Publishing • and more..
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO ILLUSTRATE?
TRADICIONAL OR DIGITAL ART?
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