Radiana Iliesiu

I would like to tell you the story behind my collage and a short story about me.

Let’s start with the story of wet-in-wet collage. When I was little, I used to climb the highest hill of the village I was born and often asked myself: ‘How did the stars appear in the sky?’. At that moment, I wasn’t satisfied with the adult’s answers. So, my child’s imagination was free to find any possible answer. My inspiration for this collage came from a childhood memory. After I had the main idea, I just played a bit more with the composition. Before starting to draw a new illustration, I love to put different ideas on a piece of paper until I find the winner one. It’s like brainstorming.

In the second place, the story about me. A year ago, I left my job as a copywriter, moved out of my country and started all over again. This new beginning meant to me doing something I had left aside years ago: Drawing. Since I’ve brought my watercolors back into my life, I knew with certainty that there is nothing I want to do more. I would like to become a children’s book illustrator. I have my dreams in my pocket, the imagination in my hands and I hope I will achieve the techniques required with the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma. I rely on the power of storytelling and hope to, one day, publish my own picture book. In the end, I consider myself as a big kid who loves to draw for little kids.

That’s all for now. Have a colorful day!

Radiana Iliesiu
Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma

Radiana Iliesiu

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