Good morning folks! It's a lovely day to go and have fun outside, to let the sun burn your skin a little, and have a drink or two with your friends. Or, you could just stay at home and enjoy today's illustration, brought to you by our very French Eva Roussel. For our greatest pleasure, she illustrated a top classic FML. Hang on to your seat, let's roll out the red carpet for her.
-Hello Eva! Please introduce yourself.
-My name is Eva Roussel. I have no nickname or surname, Eva is short enough! But I named my blog "Les Cheveux emmêlés" (translation: "Tangled hair") because, well, I have hair issues!
-How old are you?
-Where do you live?
-What's your job?
-I'm a graphic designer for a tutoring website. But I also do graphic design, web design and illustration as a freelancer.
-What's your journey?
-I did an Art school in the Nièvre, France. After getting my bachelor's degree, I went to Paris to study Illustration, in Corvisart. After that, I studied 3 years in Graphic Design, in Itecom Art Design school. I got my diploma and got hired in the agency that I still work for.
-What are your inspirations?
-I follow a lot of design blogs or websites about for web design to stay connected to what's made. I discover a lot of graphic designers or illustrators, and a lot of different styles which inspire me all the time. I'm also a big fan of great illustrators like Barbara Canepa, Manu Larcenet, Clément Lefèvre, Mc Bess, Mickael Knapp… But I don't know if we can speak of inspirations, they're too big for it !
-Do you read web comics? If so, which ones?
-I have to admit that I don't. I love the object too much. But in fact, I'm not a web comic expert at all.
-Tell us more about your blog?
-For now I just have a blog, and I recently subscribed to Behance. My blog is more for my illustration works and sketches. It's a space to share, freer than a website. My Behance account is a portfolio, it's more professional. But above all, it's a place to share, exchange and discover with other graphic designers or illustrators. I'm actually working on my website's design; I hope it be ready soon. Then I will have a professional space, a connected space and a free one!
-How do you work?
-Most of the time I do the sketch with a pencil, I scan it and finalize it with Photoshop or Illustrator. Sometimes I work directly in Photoshop. But I also like working with nib and ink. Anyway, I'm still trying to find myself!
-Why did you choose this FML story?
-I made a short list of the stories which made me laugh. Then I tried to visualize it. I chose the one I could really have fun with.
If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog/DeviantArt. 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!
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