Instead of a traditional canvas, artist Alessandra Maria uses a coffee stained paper. Besides that, among her every day tools you can find graphite, black ink and gold leaf. These are the items which help Alessandra to create her amazing portraits. Thanks to the dark brown ground, the characters gain an entry point. Meanwhile the realism in her pictures is achieved by gray pencil.
Artist adds a gold leaf to underline the images of butterflies and flowers. The drawings look like from the fairy tales or fantasy stories. One interesting feature about Alessandra’s work is that while most of the images are very realistic, the gaze is usually blank. It leaves you wondering, what the characters are thinking about. This special feature adds some mystery and a touch to already beautiful and intricate works.