November 7, 1987
Q1: When did you start making art?
I started drawing when I was younger. It was always an exciting hobby of mine growing up. I would find myself drawing during classes and never leaving a single assignment without some sort of little doodle on it.
Q2: What does inspire you?
I grew up watching movies like Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Watching all the creatures come to life and each design have their own personality was always a blast to see. I’ve always enjoyed creating my own creations and trying to replicate that same feeling I had as a child.
Q3: What are your techniques?
I’ve learned over the years that I don’t like drawing with a solid idea or being a perfectionist. I like to keep everything loose and sketchy. If a mistake is made during the drawing, I usually keep it there and rarely erase a line. I’ve worked with tons of different paints in the past, but I found that I was most comfortable with a pencil and paper.
Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
My work usually reflects my current mood. When I tend to not be in the greatest mood, the drawing will definitely be a lot more messy and chaotic. Though when it comes time to create some sort of creature, I try to fulfill that inner child of mine. Once a design is finished, I like to imagine how it would walk around and interact with others if they were on the big screen.
Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
I think my favorite would be blue. I always find myself jumping back to blue in almost every piece. I feel like it tends to work best with every other color, at least for me. It gives off a really cool/cold feeling that I really enjoy.
Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
Oh where to begin! There are tons of things I would love to improve on. I know for one, I tend to work really fast and leave out little details. If I took my time a little bit, I would be able to add all the tiny bits that I would like. I think my excitement gets a hold of me and I rush to finish. I’ll usually look back and wonder why I didn’t spend more time on certain parts of the drawing.
Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
I really wanted to do something relating to the elements or the Zodiac signs. I’ve also had an idea to do some sort of make-up/creature drawing for each color of the rainbow.
Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of VVernacatola.
Messy, sketchy, and colorful.
Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
This HERE was actually my first pencil drawing that I colored on the computer. This opened up the door to what I do today. I started off as a simple sketch in my notebook at school. I found the whole process to be extremely fun and continued to do with that method. It’s kept everything fun and exciting ever since!
Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
I’ve incorporated a more colorful palette, tightened up the line work, and got more chaotic with my work. It’s always fun to look back at my old work and pinpoint the exactly time I started using different techniques.
Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Art is all about having fun and letting out those creative ideas. Just being able to lay down ideas from my head and give them some sort of physical form gives me so much enjoyment. If I wasn’t drawing today, I don’t know how I would deal with the thoughts that go through my head.