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Always Keep Your Eyes Open: Laura Faraci's Story

I have been into drawing ever since I can remember...

I can see myself as a child, carefully studying portrait photography I had found in a magazine and trying to reproduce it with a graphite pencil. Though, since art was not taken seriously in the environment I have lived, I never took any specific classes. What really improved my drawing was my art professor during middle school, who gave me the chance to make experiments and to

overcome my weaknesses, for which I will always be thankful.

Meanwhile, thanks to one of my closest friends, I began to experience digital art tools. Gradually, I shifted my work from pencil drawing to digital painting, and even though I had to dedicate the majority of my time to school, I could see improvements drawing after drawing.

When I was about to choose my university, I was determined not to give up my passion, even though I knew it would not ensure me a certain job. Finally, I found something that combined my love for visual arts and my scientific approach, given by the High School I attended; so I moved to Milan and studied Communication Design, which taught to me how to use the skills I had learned through the years in order to create a good project. During my first year, I met a great 19-year-old painter who really helped my work to make a quality leap and encouraged me to improve my digital painting skills.