silvia makes drawings

alchemizing vibes into visual form


Hi, I'm Silvia. My drawings are:

visual representation of specific vibes,
snapshots of reality taken straight from the heart,
a dance between lines and colors and words and emotions,
reminders of humanness,
warm hugs,
buckets of cold water,
portals to direct eye-to-heart connection,
light switches,
non-linear articulations,
me investigating the world,
magic spells.

What I'm doing and where to find me:

One of the best ways for you to experience my work is by getting your Vibetrait done. It's like a portrait, but of your vibe instead of your face. Learn more about it here.

If you want me to make drawings for you (whether that's illustrations for your blogposts or book, a single commissioned piece of artwork, or anything else, email me at helloiamsilviabastos at gmail dot com).

You can see more of my work on Instagram.

If you want to hang out or learn more about what's currently on my mind, say hi on Twitter.

Want to support my work?

You can support me on Patreon and receive exclusive artwork, regular updates about my work, or even a yearly vibetrait!



things I made

a selection of some of my favorite things I made

blogpost illustrations

(mostly illustrating my own writing)

6 color palette experiment

(I wrote a twitter thread about this if you want to learn more)


(the result of a cool experiment with Procreate - buy prints on my online shop)

other assorted drawings

(things I made and published here and there)

comic strips


(click image to see full thread on Twitter)

"hello? is there anybody there?"

(click image to see full thread on Twitter)




like a portrait, but of your vibe instead of your face

I want to make vibetraits accessible to everyone, so choose a price according to your income:

How it works

You book a 30 minute call with meWe talk and connect and vibe togetherI listen, hold space for you to introspect, ask questions, observeI create a drawing that captures the moment we spent together, a snapshot of where you are right now seen from my perspective, a portal to parts of you that you want to access regularly


do you want me to:

Illustrate your blogpost(s)?
Illustrate your book or design a cover for it?
Make a custom piece of artwork for you?
Collaborate with you on your project?

Email me at helloiamsilviabastos at gmail dot com


send me a DM on twitter.



doodle & chat

Every Saturday at 6 PM BST / 10 AM PST / 1PM EST

Let's meet for 1 hour to draw together and chat about stuff!

Zoom link:


What to bring:
A few sheets of paper or a sketchbook / Your favorite drawing appA pen that's nice to draw with (preferably a technical pen but if you don't have one that's fine)Any other drawing materials of your choice (color pencils, graphite pencils, watercolors, whatever you like!)
Drawing skills of all levels welcome <3

These sessions are free to attend and I want to keep them that way. If you want to support my work you can do so on Patreon πŸ™πŸ½