Photo taken by Fred Bschaden/ Banditbloggers at Pitti Uomo 94 Florence, Italy
Ahoi dear visitor!
I’m Anna Søder & I welcome you on my site - looking forward to inspire you by my passion for drawing people, fashion & clothing.
The driving motion for me to grab a pen or a brush is the wish to express the beauty that a person, a shape, a garment or an object radiates. I'm on a research to reflect these ephemere moments of life on paper- Ink & Water in its transparency & fragile materiality are so the perfect mediums to work with. Having a background in costume design (mainly film, University oft the Arts Berlin, Degree 2014) I 'm trained to look beyond the visual appearance and to find the emotion inside that builds & characterizes a personality.
My life as a sketcher started by accident back in the nineties. I was an exchange student sitting in a coffee shop in the hot air of Maracaibo, Venezuela with my friend from Switzerland. She started to draw so I also began to sketch the first thing that came into my mind. My paper transformed into an image that captured and expressed my emotions at that time. I was deeply touched by the potential of a simple pencil. Since then drawing has been a way to express what I see and feel around & inside me.
Since 2018 I’m collaborating with fashion brands and magazines besides selling customized illustrations. I started to draw at Fashion Fairs like Pitti Uomo Florence and Seek Berlin. 2018 was also my first public exhibition at Art Colori in Gütersloh, Germany.
I am based in Berlin, Germany and I love to work anywhere. Travelling and staying abroad has always been an important influence in my life & I am fluent in a few languages (English, French, Spanish & basics in Italian). To expand my knowledge & skills I attended a course in digital illustration at Florence Design Institute in June 2018
Besides for drawing my heart beats for great casual clothing, skateboarding, mouvement & discovering, foreign languages, the south, the sea & sailing.