Wednesday, August 4, 2010

GDG Artist Spotlight: Sasha Palacio

This week, we talk to GDG's Sasha Palacio, one of our Los Angeles based members! Sasha's first GDG piece is in Vol III: Sugar & Spice and illustrates the SEXIEST Peaches 'n Cream you've ever seen! Keep an eye out for more of her amazing artwork in upcoming shows and in one of GDG's many upcoming projects!

Welcome to the Girls Drawin Girls Spotlight, Sasha!

1. What's your name?
Sasha Marina Palacio Cambrelen, or just Sasha Palacio =P

2. Where are you originally from, and where do you live now?
I'm originally from and live in Pasadena, CA. I'm in absolute Love with this city, from it's 1800s history, growth, design and humble yet big city-like qualities. Sure it's a pain to live in financially, but it's worth it for me. I want to keep Pasadena as my hometown forever, but I do want to live in Tokyo, Japan for a few years.

3. What do you do for a living when you're not drawing sexy pinups?
I make art assets for various art related products at Sunken Media LLC, but iPhone App art and Logos at the moment. But in other words, make video games =) I wish I could've said Biologist or Astronomer... but those careers take to long to get a degree =P

4. What's your favorite medium to work in?
Back in 2001 I was introduced to Photoshop, ever since then I've been in love with the digital medium. I love drawing in Graphite, Acrylic, Watercolors and Chalk/Conte traditionally, but never had the money, space or time to work in them, aside from school, where the assets were readily available to me. Not to mention I have a very unstable hand which usually damages my traditional art... So Photoshop has helped me in many ways. Ctrl+Z

5. Why do you think the pinup girl has such a timeless, wide appeal?
I personally believe the 40s-50s were probably the best time of design and art. The style was timeless and was made purely for aesthetics more then good design, that is to say the they weren't design perfectly to begin with. I love 1880s and 1920s designs/art as well, but I feel like out of all time lines, Pinup art stands out above the rest. Pinup immortalized beauty, strength, and sexiness in a simple, pure, and stylized fashion.

6. Define what "sexy" means to you.
If a person shows confidence, fortitude, intelligence, flair, ambitious, and is provocative, and bodacious, they constitute as one Sexy individual. I generally believe any person of any physique and ethnicity can be consider Sexy, especially if they themselves believe they are.

7. What's your biggest goal/ambition as an artist?
I strive to become a well-known, respected, and admired Character Designer in Video Games. I want to be the person behind the incredible creation of a great Character. I want players tofall in love with, cry with, laugh with, and fight with the Character through their epic adventures. I want that one day I'll see a character of mine cosplayed at a convention. I want to be admired and revered as an artist in general, but as "that" artist with the amazing female character designs!

8. Why do you like drawing ladies?
Why not! The female form is such an example of beauty, grace, curves, life, and imagination. The flexibility and endless creative possibilities makes it a perfect candidate for art, film, music and more! The way the female form guides my hand as I draw makes feel so serene, sincere, and adventurous, no matter if the context is sad or happy. There's a reason why women have been considered the muses for arts, wars, and the growth of civilizations.

9. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? 
The World! I want to eventually see the world, but at this moment, I want to revisit Japan. I feel like I left my soul in the gorgeous Country and hope to go back one day. Otherwise, I need to at least go to: Colombia, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and Spain. My original plan was to travel the world, get real old, and then sail/fly to the Bermuda Triangle with my Husband, that way if anything does happen, I at least have company I love and no regrets =P But! If I'm still alive when space travel is possible to the public, I want to go to Pluto, my lonely and cold (dwarf >=/) planet. That is if I had to choose one, otherwise, all of them!

10. Name three artists who have influenced you and/or you admire.
Alphonse Mucha, William Bouguereau, Yukito Kiishiro, Alberto Vargas, Range Murata, Hayao Miyazaki, Jo Chen, Jason Chan, Adam Hughes, Frank Cho, Alessandro Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, Xavier Ramonède, and Galou ~Sailor Moon: Naoko Takeuchi, Ikuko Itoh, and Katsumi Tamegai. There is plenty more, not to mention quite a few gals from Girls Drawin' Girls as well, but I figured I don't want to go on forever!


Thanks Sasha! 

And don't forget to check out her website at 

1 comment:

Joe said...

Fran!, lovely, Sasha in a great artist, her works are powerfull, full of life!