Giula Balladore is a hyperrealistic vector artist who lives and works in Italy. Inspired by her father, she has self-taught herself everything she knows and started experimenting, by chance, in digital art when she bought her PC in 2002. She uses Adobe Flash to bring alive her hand-drawings of portraits that look so realistic it gives an imaginative quality to her pieces. Much of he inspiration comes from the simple beauty within women, fashion, and just what strikes her attention the most.
Balladore's works are astonishingly detailed and super realistic, showing true human nature and the simplicity of it. She will start by sketching the drawing, then it will get scanned and opened in Flash. From there, she will trace it, add color and then add many layers; she says the more layers her piece will have, the better it will turn out. Her technique allows her to manipulate and change her original sketch without losing the quality of the piece. Balladore says "My work is mainly focused on female portraits for the simple reason that for me the purest and simplest beauty stands in the look of a woman, with all of her imperfections and boundaries." This shows that she wants to capture the raw and simpleness of human nature within her work, but the added effect of vectors gives it an extra imaginative, artistic feel.
I find her works to be breathtakingly inspiring because she takes plain sketches and turns them into these masterpieces that portray the simple beauty of the people she draws. The pure elegance that shows through her pieces makes you attracted to it and you can't seem to look away. Also, at first glance you think it is a photograph because it is so realistic and relatable. She does a superb job at getting the lighting, expression and detail just right to make it look so life-like. It is also very admiring because she has self-taught herself how to do these masterpieces, which shows that she has a great passion for the work she does.