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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Where can people find your art?

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

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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.

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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.

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