We recently told you about the amazingly talented Rajacenna and her fantastic artwork. We caught up with the pencil ninja herself to get to know her a bit more.
Hi Rajacenna! So you’re basically a wizard when it comes to drawing! How did you first get into drawing as a hobby?
Thank you very much! When I was 16 years old I was on vacation in Italy and saw an artist drawing people in the streets, I was standing there for a while that night and I was very inspired to try it myself.
At what point did you and other people realise your skills were a talent?
I uploaded it on the internet and a lot of people and friends said to me that they were very amazed and that they first thought it were pictures. For me it were just simple drawings, so I was really surprised by their compliments… It inspired me to keep drawing and make more art!
What are your favourite things to draw?
I love creative and colorful art where you can express your feelings in, but I also enjoy a lot to draw famous celebrities and beautiful women.
You drew a picture for Justin Bieber and gave it to him! How did he react?
Yes, I felt very honored that I was asked to gave my drawing to him! At first he couldn’t believe I drew that, he said he was very amazed and really loved the drawing that I made of him.
You’ve had your work published in a book, how did that come about?
When I was drawing for only 3 months an American publisher contacted me and asked me if I would like be in a book that contained one of most talented and best realistic pencil artists in the world. I was very shocked at first that I was suddenly in a drawing book with artists that had many years of experience and I really looked up to!
If you could draw anyone in the world and give them your work, who would it be?
The person that I love drawing the most is Taylor Swift, I have drawn her a lot of times, so I would be very honored if I could give my drawing to her one day. That would be amazing.
What’s your biggest ambition?
My biggest goal is to make a book with my own illustrations in it, that would be very awesome!
What do you plan on drawing next?
At the moment I’m working on some assignments, but soon I will make some more original drawings again. I have several new projects coming up that I will work out.
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