We chat to talented young Perth artist, Giullana Alarkon about her artistic influences and favourite Perth hangouts.

Who is Giullana?

I am an 18 year old artist and uni student undertaking a double major in graphic design and illustration. Aside from art and design, I’m very much passionate about baking, photography, film and listening to and making music.


How would you describe your artistic style?

I can’t quite define my style because it’s constantly changing and being influenced by different new things everyday! At the moment I think it’s quite quirky and fun with a lot of organic and oriental influences going on. 


What type of mediums do you use?

For my traditional work, I like to use watercolour, pencil, Copic markers, Posca pens, Micron fine liners and acrylic. And Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator with my Wacom tablet for digital work.


What is your favourite subject to draw?

I’m obsessed with drawing faces (girls, specifically), food and animals while adding my own little quirks to them…sometimes even a combination of all three! And, detail, adding really tiny, intricate things is just so fun and it gives so much more dimension and oomph to the end result.


Where can people find your art?

You can find my art on:
Tumblr: giullanabanana
Instagram: @giullanabananasplit


Who is your art idol?

I have plenty! They’re mostly contemporary artists, like: Audrey Kawasaki, Alyssa Mees, Charlie Immer, David Choe, Sha’an D’anthes, May Ann Licudine and Dima Druchin to name a few. However, I’m also a big fan of art from older generations.


Favourite Perth hangout?

I love roaming around Freo, does that count? Something about being by the seaside and old buildings makes me feel wonderful and happy.