Habiba Green is a 25-year-old illustrator from the Canary Islands, Spain. The work she makes is characterized by exploring the boundaries of contemporary drawing. She is currently living in North London, which she thinks is the perfect city. Habiba studied graphic design and marketing in Spain, so she basically came to London to develop herself in this sector.
Can you describe the time when you first realized that creating was something you absolutely had to do?
I absolutely loved art since childhood, I became an illustrator because while living in Bristol, I started to explore street-art and it really inspired me to get into the art business.
What role does art plays in your life?
I spend 80% of my time basically drawing at home so I’d say it’s a pretty big part of me.
What do you think is the biggest struggle of an artist?
Find the motivation, sometimes it is quite difficult.
What moves you most in life, either to inspire or upset you?
What inspires me the most is that I’m learning from everyone in this sector and what makes me upset is not being able to spend as much time as I would into it.
How do you handle criticism?
I think criticism is necessary and constructive.
We are all influenced by others one way or another. Who are the artists who currently inspire you?
My inspiration is Paula Bonet, she can catch the sensibility and the femininity in every illustration and that’s genius.
Do you do anything special to get your “creative juices” flowing?
Inspiration for me is in life’s little and big personal tragedies. It is in love and loss. In music, art, feminism, memories. And in nature’s beauty; big and fragile.
What would be the artistic project or collaboration of your life?
I wish to collaborate in story-drawings for writers… And the project of my life would be to travel around the world making art and exhibitions.
Where are you hoping your artwork will take you?
I put a lot of passion into my artwork, so I wish to continue drawing for the rest of my days. Thank you for the interview!