Davinia Arias is an artist and digital designer based in London. I've been a mighty fan of her personal work as well as her project (#platodavinci) with Ignasi Monreal for quite some time. We've reposted their collaborative and independent works often.
Her resume boasts of collaborations with Mc Queen, Graff Diamonds, Missoni and Almeida to name a few. You can see her work and find our brief exchange below.
little beast: Describe what your creative process might look like.
DA: It really depends on the nature of the trigger/impulse that makes me want to draw something. If the idea is self-initiated, it is a bit of an inductive process where I try to find the elements that will ignite that idea in other people's mind. Otherwise, if I find a subject or object that gets my attention, I will study it, select the parts I want to emphasise and build a story around it.
I definitely always try to visualise the finished piece in my mind and conceal that impression before I even pick up the pen, it gives me a direction and a 'finish line'.
little beast: Do you have a favorite visual artist?
DA: I have like a top 10. Where they are all equally favourite, but I definitely have a soft spot for Sargent and Sorolla.
little beast: If you could collaborate with another creative on a project who would it be?
DA: Nikola Tesla / Jesuschrist
You can find more of Davinia Arias' work here.