Crazy little thing called weekend, right? All the other days are about time passing by r e a l l y s l o w l y, and suddenly nothing but freakin' free time going by toofrickinfast (nothing to do with Belfast). What does that have to do with today's illustration? I'm pretty sure it doesn't. Besides the fact that I'm trying to save time before getting to the interview. I don't want today's artist to leave when we'll be done here. She draws pin-ups, how can you top that?
-Okay, I'm done talking nonsense. Whaaaaaat's your name dear artist of the day?
-How old are you?
-Where do you live?
-I live in Paris, France.
-OK, let's get to the real stuff, what's your job?
-I'm currently trying to become illustrator and/or Chara designer.
-Did you go to art school to become an illustrator?
-Yes, I went to an art school in Paris, l'Ecole Estienne. I was actually in a 3D animation class!
-Tell us more about your training.
-Well, after high school I went on an intensive arts training course, which is a necessary step to go further in an art scholarship in France, this lasted a year. Then I was selected in the école Estienne animation class. This lasted for 2 years and allowed me to get an 3D animation diploma. Then I was a bit confused about my future, and I decided to go to university, taking time to think a bit about it... There I graduated in cinema/audiovisuals. I stayed in university for 2 years, and decided to go back to my passion (which is drawing), and try to make my own way. And here I am today!
-On FML. What are your inspirations?
-I've got many! I'm a big day-dreamer, inspiration can pop up from anywhere... And talking about artists who inspire me, I can give you a long list. You just need the hint of an idea, and let your imagination do the rest.
-Don't be shy and show us that "long list" you've been talking about.
-I'll try to make it short but let's say that Disney and Tim Burton are in the front line, then I can also add Chris Sanders, Glen Keane, Aimee Major... I love the line of Frankin, Bill Watterson, Al Hirshfield... I'm fond of Yslaire's work, so deep and passionate... I'm also fascinated by the paintings of Da Vinci. And lately I discovered the work of Man Arevas which is simply fabulous. I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot of people here! There's just too many!
-How do you work?
-I love working with pencils, alcohol pens (pantones), watercolors... and I also like working with Photoshop.
-Do you read webcomics?
-I do sometimes... But I must admit the only one coming to my mind right now is Doctor Cat!
-Last question Marine! Why did you choose this FML story?
-Well... I wanted to draw something not dirty, and also a bit visual... There I totally enjoyed drawing the different poses and expressions. I think everybody can relate to this story: it's the kind of funny thing that happens to anyone, like looking for glasses when they're on the top of your nose.
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If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog/DA. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with me, and I'll tell you what you have to do!