Dreamy Worlds Illustrated by Amandine Bensard

Illustration and Art have always been more than a hobby for illustrator Amandine Bensard, but a real personal and professional goal. Amandine grew up in Paris, where she studied Visual Arts at the university. When moved to Madrid, Amandine decided to dedicate to her real vocation studying Graphic Design at Arte10 school of Art.

Amandine Bensard has a versatile style even though it used to be realistic and elaborated, with a special care for details. Her work is essentially traditional, working with acrylics, watercolour and posca, but as times goes on she uses digital tools as well, such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

Amandine’s personal work is inspired by fantasy, comics like Winsor McCay’s, Moebiu’s, Sergio Topi’s… The Hayao Miyasaki’s movies, and works of famous illustrators such as Edmond Dulac and Rackham. Her illustrations embody dreamy worlds where the characters travel into space, the animals wear their own house, and the cities defy gravity.

She has worked for advertising agencies, magazines, little companies and for individuals… painting portraits, making posters and promotional illustrations. Currently, she is finding her own place in the professional world as a freelance illustrator with a goal to grow up as an artist, to participate in new projects and to learn from it.

Check out Amandine Bensard’s website

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)