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Illustrated woman's head and shoulders with flowers

I spent my early, bohemian years in fashion design amidst the best pencils, watercolours, markers and pens. I kind of miss those days, but once I made the choice to move to the Wacom Cintiq 13HD, there was no going back.  

My education started in an art institute, we’re talking ‘90s when all the internet was geek stuff, so my training was analogue. Also, after having obtained my fashion design degree in the early 2000s, I got my first job in the fashion industry without knowing anything about computer arts. Imagine a primitive woman looking at fire, that was me all those years looking at you Photoshop CC wizards.

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Rosalba is an Italian illustrator who specialises in fashion and beauty illustration. After her Alice in Wonderland piece was picked up by the senior editor of Vogue Italia, she illustrated the Fall Winter collections for Vogue Talents. The piece also won a 2017 World Illustration Award.