I start from the choice of concept or theme that proves attractive from a plastic level, and would give me something to play with when painting. Once I have an image in mind I document myself and
often find visual references to it. This part is very interesting because in the end you learn a lot about botany, zoology, history etc ... From there starts a process of making sketches and
testing sometimes on paper, sometimes working with Photoshop to get a picture that serves as starting point. After that it’s the usual process of drawing on the canvas and painting. Often the
results have little to do with the initial sketch, which is, moreover, the objective. This is not only about being faithful to the reference, but the magic of the process must be present more
than anything else.