Welcome again to our Artist Student Issue! This time, we feature Rayssa!
She is a 13 year-old girl who loves drawing and is very creative. Also, she has some interesting views about life, studies and music. Rayssa is a very talented artist and describes her own style as anime. Even though she thinks it is a little silly, she still enjoys it.
Her style has evolved throughout the years and she affirms that she began drawing because she was actually bored: “Because I have nothing better to do and drawing is something that I really enjoy doing.” Rayssa does not believe that people are born with the talent for being an artist, but rather, if you work and practice a lot, you can become an amazing one. Speaking of which, she thinks getting out of your comfort zone makes you a better artist.
When asked about her dream, she says it is to become a mangaka. (Mangaka (漫画家) is the Japanese word for a manga artist. Outside Japan manga usually refers to a Japanese comic book and mangaka refers to the author of the manga, who is usually Japanese.)
Speaking of art in Brazil, Rayssa feels that Graffiti suffers prejudice in some ways.
She leaves this interview with a piece of advice: Be “stupid” and practice drawing every single day!
Thanks Rayssa, for the interview! Check some more of her work below!