Italian illustrator Valentina Scagnolari has lived and worked in Italy, Spain and Los Angeles.
After her studies in Foreign Literature and Language at the Ca'Foscari University of Venice, she decided to follow her dream and devote herself to art and illustration.
Her adventure began in 2008: she took a developmental course in illustration and watercolour. The same year, she participated in several courses at the International School of Illustration in Sarmede. Her works were selected for prestigious competitions and exhibitions of Italian illustration. In 2010 she created a public YouTube channel dedicated to painting techniques, with particular emphasis on illustrations for children. Art TV by Fantasvale. The channel quickly developed and received extensive positive feedback from both the public and media. Until 2012, the "Fantasvale" tutorials were broadcast on the TV channel LA3, along with special episodes. In 2014, Valentina worked on creating the book, 'Arte e Immagine,' published by Fabbri Editori. Recently, she also illustrated the 'Almanacco Milanosesto' and is currently collaborating with some of the top publishing houses. She is also working with a TV channel on an art programme for children.
Prizes and awards
- In 2008, her work 'Il Grande vecchio dall’aspetto di Tricheco' was selected for the 26th edition of the Sarmede Exhibition of Illustrations.
- In 2009, her book project, 'Sogni di piccolo animali mostruosi' was selected for the 'Syria Poletti - sulle ali delle farfalle' competition.
- In 2010, she received jury honours for her book, 'Il gioco della natura' for the 'Syria Poletti - sulle ali delle farfalle' competition.
- In 2011, her works “Sogni di Tigri, Sogni di Pirati” and “Vive les Livres” won the 'Lucca Comics' competition and first prize at the Pisa Book Festival.
A drop of Heaven ZoomA drop of Heaven Watercolour and graphite on Canson® Figueras® paper
I baffi di Jones ZoomI baffi di Jones Mixed technique acrylic on Canson® Figueras® paper
Il cardellino giallo ZoomIl cardellino giallo Watercolour
Invisibile ZoomInvisibile Dry pastel on Canson® XL® Mix Media paper