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One of Portugal’s leading fashion illustrators, António’s work is based on his profound drawing skills. For many years he was a drawing instructor at a university in Portugal, and today he continues to give private tuition alongside creating his beautifully detailed images.
Love is the emotion that drives António and his work. “Traveling makes me dream, eating makes me smile, falling in love makes me the happiest man on Earth,” he says. With influences including Botticelli, Rauschenberg, Hockney, Tillmans and Kapoor, António studied painting at the University of Fine Arts, Porto.

Approach

After researching his image, António begins with sketches of the face and then draws the clothing. Carefully arranging his composition, he expertly finishes it in watercolour. “I love the colours, the shades, the transparency – I think watercolour reflects my mood and love for my work,” he says.

Style

The subtle, nuanced expressions on the faces of the models in António’s illustrations are offset by detailed representations of the garments, with strong use of colour. His images have something to say, with passion and romance as strong themes. They drive the facial expressions in his work, and give his illustrations their character.

Social Reach

Instagram: 25.6K

Client list

The New Yorker, Marie Claire, The Guardian, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana and Nuno Baltazar are just some of António’s clients.
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Tea in the Lounge
Antonio Soares produces a divine artwork for the Lord Mayor's Lounge afternoon tea brand.
Tea in the Lounge
The Beauty of Jewellery
Antonio Soares' graceful artworks of fine jewels from leading designers.
The Beauty of Jewellery
Portuguese Soul
Antonio Soares illustrates for one of Portugal's most prestigious fashion magazines.
Portuguese Soul
Fashion Statements
Leading fashion illustrator António Soares was recently commissioned by Amsterdam Museum
Fashion Statements
Graham's White Port
Antonio Soares creates artwork of florals and fruits for Graham's new White Port.
Graham's White Port
Scented
Antonio Soares paints an explosion of perfume brands for Madame Figaro.
Scented
Sustainable Fashion
Antonio Soares's illustration promotes an eco friendly approach to the fashion industry.
Sustainable Fashion
Floral Fashion
Antonio Soares illustrates for Máxima! Magazine
Floral Fashion
New illustration series by Antonio Soares
Inspired by Miucca Prada's collection Antonio Soares's creates three beautiful new illustrations
New illustration series by Antonio Soares
Portuguese Soul
Antonio Soares's graceful drawings are used to illustrate high fashion shoes
Portuguese Soul
Fine Jewels
Jewellers Mappin & Webb commission Antonio Soares for some watercolours of their exquisite pieces.
Fine Jewels
Diamonds & Gemstones
Antonio Soares adds his artistic sophistication to the online presence of jeweller Kirstie LeMarque.
Diamonds & Gemstones
Iconic Shoes
An attractive postcard book by Fashionary is illustrated with the work of Portugal's Antonio Soares.
Iconic Shoes
The Scent of Boticario
Antonio Soares paints fragrant florals for a Boticario perfume ad in Brazil.
The Scent of Boticario
Style in Arabia
Antonio Soares paints for Marie Claire Arabia on a beauty and style feature.
Style in Arabia