Interview Gabb Prizo

Hello colorers! Our next artist is from the beautiful and exotic Brasil. Her work is packed with bright colors, simply astonishing:  

 

Q:We’re glad to meet you, can you tell us a little something about yourself?

A : Hi, I’m Gabb Prizo, 24 years old, living and doing a major in Geography from Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.

 

Q:  How did you start to color? When did this attraction begin?

A:  I started coloring as a hobby two years ago, during the “Coloring Boom” in Brazil, when the books from Johanna Basford became a true fever here.

Q:Do you use coloring as a small getaway from the real world?

A : I don’t  consider it as a getaway, but rather a moment when I can relax and meditate about my day.

 

Q:Is coloring time­ consuming? How often do you color on a weekly basis?

A :  Yes, it is a time-consuming task. Usually, I spend almost twenty hours a week . In the most detailed ones, I spend more than eight hours. In my days off, I like to coloring watching my favorite TV Shows. And in the weekends I’m always coloring.

Q:How do you prepare before coloring? Any special preps?

A:  Some drawings, when I saw for the first time, I knew instantly what do. Sometimes, for inspiration, I research on the Internet for real images, to see the lighting schemes and so on. But usually, I just put all my colored pencils on the desk and let my imagination flowing. I love to hear music, and watch my favorite shows at the same time when coloring! And some days I watch only tutorials, to improve and learn new techniques.

 

Q:What are your favorite supplies for coloring? Do you always use the same or you like to experiment with it?

A: I really like to try new kinds of coloring supplies. But I mostly use the watercolor pencils in my arts. They’re amazing. About brands, currently I use (and love them all) Faber-Castell,Staedtler[/easyazon_link], and Bruynzeel.

 

Q:Do you have special techniques and color mixes that you’d like to share with us?

Any tips and tricks?

A :I have a few tips and tricks, which I will share thru my Instagram and my new Youtube Channel. So folks, stay tuned.

 

Q: Do you have a specific “signature” in your art?

A: I consider myself an adventurous in coloring. Always searching for new techniques and realistic coloring. My coloring arts are my signature itself.

 

Q: Which books and patterns you find most enjoyable to color?

A : I love the floral patterns and the Doodles by Kerby Rosanes.

 

Q:Do you have a favorite author? How did he/she earn your admirations?

My first books are from Johanna Basford (I bought twice each book). And Kerby Rosanes, I’m totally crazy for Doodles. I love them a lot.

 

Q: And last but not least, where can we find your artwork?

A : You can find my work on Instagram, and soon on Youtube and Facebook.

Thanks for the Q&A session, it’s always a pleasure to talk about my hobby.

 

If you have more questions for Gabb, please leave them in  a comment section. Next stop for the next week:  cold Russia and fiery pictures! How do you like our guest column? Which colorer would you like to see next? Stay tuned and happy coloring! 🙂

  • Rosana Penze

    Parabéns Gabb Prizo, seu trabalho é lindo e essa paixão que vc carrega quando vc fala da sua arte realmente faz uma diferença notável em seus trabalhos, ofrigada por me citar, fico muito feliz em vc usar minha arte e minhas dicas como referência , isso já valeu toda minha caminhada e empreitada no mundo dos Livros de Colorir.
    Um grande beijo pra vc e muito sucesso.
    Ao blog parabéns pela entrevista!