Marcela Suller is an illustrator and creative entrepreneur based in Manila, Philippines. She draws inspiration from children's books, her cats, and pop culture. She makes fan art of her favorite shows and renders them in her own whimsical style.
Candy Magazine, Scout Magazine, Philippine Star, Bench, Team Magazine, Cat Cafe Manila
25 Creatives to Watch, Real Living (2016)
We the Pvblic, 11 Uber cute Ultra Violet things you probably don’t need but want anyway (2018)
Cosmopolitan, Gifts To Give The Fangirls + Fanboys In Your Life (2017)
Q: Did you go to art school?
No. I took a degree that was very far from art. I only learned how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator when I was in my last year in college. I took a basic design class as an elective.
Q: How did you learn how to illustrate?
I've been drawing since I was a kid. But I only took it seriously after graduating from college. I interned in a design and branding studio for a year and there I learned about illustration.
Q: What medium do you use?
I illustrate digitally using Adobe Photoshop CC with a Wacom Bamboo tablet. I use Kyle T. Webster brushes. I usually draw with his crayons and gouache brushes.
Q: How did you discover your own style?
I started drawing using the materials I have - pens and crayons. I grew up in the province and quality art materials weren't accessible. In my internship I tried experimenting with other media like watercolors, gouache, acrylic, and oil pastels. You can check my past works here.
At first I copied the styles of other artists for practice. I browsed books and magazines. I also looked for nice illustrations on Pinterest and Instagram. I tried to borrow elements that I like from different artists and mix them up together. I only discovered that I'm more comfortable drawing digitally after using different traditional media.
Q: How old are you?
Q: How do you pronounce your surname?
Q: Will you make a fan art of (insert series/film title here) in the future?
It depends if I like the show. You can email me for recommendations and I'll see if I can watch them. I only make fan art of the shows that I really enjoy.