The Heroine’s Journey of Parisa Poorparvaneh. Illustrator, Character Designer


What is the best thing that I love about my work?
It gets me out of the real world and puts me in a fantasy one.
When I’m working, it can even keep me away from the present time
and that’s what I love about my work. You always have to do your
best to be up to date and that’s what that makes me feel alive. The
feel that I’m making my own way up to my goals. The feel that I’m
living in this fantasy world, away from all of my problems.
What is my idea of happiness?
To genuinely enjoy even the smallest and simplest things of
life, to just being a good human being, to being in touch with the
nature and the loved ones, in the light of the sunset and sunrise, in
the smell of the rain. Happiness is always the closest of the feelings
to us.
What is my greatest fear?
To not getting succeeded in the way I’m going through, that
nobody sees all the hard work that I’m putting into this way and the
fear of having the feelings that all that I did was for nothing and I’m
not even close to the things that wanted to achieve.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
I always have expecting too much from myself. I always
compare myself to the persons that are much in higher level and
more professional skill comparing to me.
Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?
Me personally admire all the artists, all of them are trying their
best to pursue their own kind of hard path in art and succeed, in
fact I admire everyone that trying their best to get what they’re
looking for.
What is my greatest extravagance?
Basically, I have no control over myself buying collections
which makes me feel so bad sometimes. Feelings of consumerism
which I’m trying to keep myself away from it as much as I can.
On what occasion would I lie?
I don’t lie. I mean I would rather not talk about it than to lie
about it, but I know the fact that the truth must always be told.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
The huge variety that I face in the art industry and also there
are always some people in our industry that gets famous for almost
no reason and they have a huge priority over those people that
trying their best to be something just because they are famous. In
our work being seen is so hard, and people mostly doesn’t
understand that, which makes them to act weirdly toward us
sometimes. We desperately need support and we are extremely
vulnerable.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
When I want to sketch my ideas, when I want to make my
minds empty out of the all the information that I kept inside of it.
When I put my pen in my hand and when I finish my work with
complete satisfaction.
If I could, what would I change about myself?
I want to enjoy myself more and try do more stuff that I enjoy
personally. I want to be more helpful person to my friends and
family. I would love to bring more peace into my life and if could I
would try to keep myself away more from all the negativity from my
life.
What is my greatest achievement in work?
To be able to be better and more fluent as much as I can on
my work style. As I got in the place that I’m standing right now, I
got humiliated a lot. But I’m here anyway, I could be able to achieve
a fine level of understanding about anatomy and also colors.
Where would I most like to live?
Japan or one of the cities in Europe.
What is my most treasured possession?
It is me myself and all the precious things that I tried my best
to make them as my personality. I don’t care about what people
think about me, I do my best to be a good person with good
morality. That’s how I became a strong person and I could surpass
my problems.
What is my most marked characteristic?
I’m an energic person I guess. There is always some energy left for
me on almost every occasion, even my friends told me about that
many times.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
Everywhere can be inspirational as itself but nature is
something else. Lights, colors and the sound that I find the nature
are so unique to me in general, but If I want to pick somewhere
more specific, I would rather rivers, they are the most inspirational
to me.
What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Cafes.
What books influenced my life and how?
Game of Thrones, Circe, The Monstrumologist.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
Jenny of the Old stone from Game of Thrones, The Devil &
The Huntsman by Sam Lee & Daniel Pemberton.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Cercei from Game of Thrones, Eowyn from the Lord of the
Rings, Pocahontas from the animation.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Keanu Reeves is my hero as a person, his characteristic is so
unique as a human being which I’m a huge fan of. I also believe
that all the people who fights for the LGTB community and their
rights to live equality, normally as other people are real heroes of
our generation.
Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?
Lord of the Rings, Inception, Doctor Sleep, The Platform,
Dark, Mindhunter.
What role play stories in my life and work?
In fact, all the stories and all those characters that we read or
see in movies or books, we sort of lived with them when the
experienced them, those kinds of lives that we couldn’t experience
personally and those different kind of experiences gives us different
lessons and those lesson can mean a lot in our lives. That’s why I
always say to my friends read good books, listen good music and
watch good movies.
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to
me?

The life itself! It is us that is the most precious thing in life to
ourselves. It is us who help ourselves making our own life. It is us
who makes our own personality and morality, we are the reflection
of everything we want, we are and we will be.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
It’s one of my oldest and closest friends. She is like a sister to
me.
Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021?
Riot Game, Fatshark, Super Giant, Image Comic, IDW Comic.
Which people in my profession who can make a real difference
in my creative career would i love to meet in 2021?

Belen Ortega, Ricardo Federici, Gabriel Picolo, Andew Silver,
Victor Maury, Naoki Yoshida, Steven Sharif, Koki Kinoshita, Baj
Singh, Esben L.resmussen, Micah Epstein, Ursula Dorado.
What project, in 2021, am I looking forward to work on?
That I can make my own comic story and find a good publisher
for that.
Where can you see me or my work in 2021?
To be better and better and better at what I have the most
passion and love for it, guess what it is?
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
That your always in struggle and doing your best for what you
love the most, that’s the spirit that makes you feel alive and make
you sure that you’re in the right path.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
Everyone one who have the passion and doing their best to
be good at their style and work deserves to give them a shot I
believe.
How can you contact me?
parisaapppart@gmail.com
https://www.instagram.com/parisa_poorpp
https://www.linkedin.com/in/parisa-poorpp-5849131a4/

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