Getting To Know The Bees! Pablo Gallego
17 March 2022
Tell us about where you live and work?
I live in the province of Mendoza in Argentina and I work at home.
What inspired you to be an illustrator?
My inspiration comes from childhood, I really liked cartoons and I spent the day drawing. I also studied graphic design, which is another of my passions, along with animation, which I am learning by myself when I have some free time. I am always trying to continue learning from my colleagues and with new challenges.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Having my workplace at home, I think my workday is a bit out of the ordinary (and I think it happens to a lot of us). In general, and most of the time I work a lot at night, early in the morning and in the afternoon, and sometimes I sleep a little ha ha ha.
What three words would you use to describe your role as an Illustrator?
There are so many words that could define my role as an illustrator. But if I had to choose three words. I think that at this stage of my career as an illustrator it would be; responsibility, commitment and versatility.
What advice would you give to new illustrators?
According to my experience, I believe that my humble advice would be: Be extremely responsible with each project (whether it is a small drawing or a series of books) and always give the best that each one can give to satisfy the needs of the client. Always be predisposed to solve all the problems that may arise in each of our projects or those of other artists. A satisfied customer is more work for everyone.
If you could have any superhero power, what power would you have and why?
The power of teleportation. Because I really like to travel and see new places.
Dusan Lakicevic did an outstanding job illustrating my book. He dutifully followed detailed art specifications and magnificently portrayed a diverse cast of characters. He also created the exciting scenes necessary to draw in and support developing readers. Having worked with dozens of illustrators in educational publishing, I’m happy to attest to Dusan’s engaging style and impressive artistic talent. He’s one of the best!Ann Gianola - Author of The Stolen Pharaoh for Delta Publishing UK