| ProfessionalWhy did you make this work:
This portrait was created for the Herchive project, a visual archive of women and non-binary artists throughout history.
It's a personal stylistic exploration inspired by the wonderful work of the Portuguese modern painter Mily Possoz.
How was the illustration used:
It was published online as part of the Herchive project, along with the artist's biography and details about her practice.
How did you make this work:
For this portrait I studied Mily Possoz work and tried to combine the artist's traditional painting techniques with mine of digital painting.
Patrícia Mafra is a Portuguese illustrator, based in Berlin. Before starting her illustration career, Patrícia completed an Industrial Design BA degree, worked as a product, interior and graphic designer. Nowadays, she likes to experiment and works from digital to print, editorial to branding, icons to characters: her illustrations are a joyful blend of vivid colours and rough geometric shapes.