Hello everybody! We truly hope you had great holidays. For the next two weeks we're welcoming a French artist who brings us up to 2014 with a special New Year's Eve illustration. Also, I'm very proud to introduce her to you, as I've actually known her for twenty years now. Ladies, gentlemen, Santa Claus, please, welcome...
-Hello everybody, my name is Ségolène Derudder!
-So weird to do this interview with you. Anyway, how old are you dear Ségolène?
-I’m twenty three.
-Where do you live?
-I'm moving in a few weeks into a huge and bright loft with 3 flatmates in Paris, France.
-What's your job? I graduated last summer from ESAG Penninghen, and I'm working as a freelancer while looking for a job in an agency. I design graphic charters for logos, business cards, greeting cards, web sites, mobile applications... I try to use my passion for illustrations in my work. I have illustrated a children book, which soon is going to be sold (already on www.francislechat.fr). I’ll be exposing in January the originals of my graduation project in a gallery.
-What's your daily routine?
-I wake up late, I put some music (it is indispensable), I look on the internet the new job offers and I call my clients. Then I work on my desk or on my bed... And then I go out to celebrate this.
-This I can confirm. What are your inspirations?
-I love Mac bess and Fabien Merelle. I often go to the Sergeant Paper art store to discover new illustrators/artists. That’s what I like about it, they expose illustrators as artists and sell their illustrations in frames.
-Tell us more about your website?
-I just put some personal works and school experiences. You can also go to my behance network. You’ll see new professional projects.
-How do you work?
-I work with a rotring pen which is really thin and deep black. I use my scanner, my computer software and my pen tablet to finalize.
-And last but not least, why did you choose this FML story?
-A friend of mine lived the same story. Her brother set fire to her room lighting some fireworks. And of course because New Year's Eve is in a few days!
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!