• Miguel Sotto Mayor


02 / 10 / 2019
Living in Leça da Palmeira, Miguel Sotto Mayor spends his time between graphic design and illustration. The enthusiasm for drawing began at a tender age, and nowadays it is mainly with a black pen and watercolour that he best expresses his creative universe.

Do you remember when you began to draw?
Miguel Sotto Mayor: I have always enjoyed drawing. When I was at school, my notebooks and books were always full of drawings, but it was at university that I began to draw more frequently, always carrying a notebook and pen around with me.

What do your illustrations communicate?
Until quite recently I had a freer style. I used to get a blank sheet of paper and lines, faces and other elements would appear. I really enjoyed seeing the sheet filling up and coming to life. Initially, it was just with a black pen but, later, I used watercolours to bring colour to the paper. I express myself best through the illustrations I do rather than through words, but I like the idea that whoever sees them interprets them in their own way.

Read the full interview on Attitude 89 printed edition.

For more information, visit Miguel Sotto Mayor Instagram account.
Photography: Courtesy Miguel Sotto Mayor
Words: Joana Jervell 

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