Gooood morning! I hope you had a fantastic week, dear readers. Today we're all candles, cake and happy singing because today's illustration is all about that awful moment called "birthday". Emilie B, our artist of the day, offered us her own vision of one of the best FMLs we have here. So let's have a ball looking at her comic and check out her interview!
-What are is name, surname and nickname? Why did you choose this nickname?
-I actually have no nickname therefore I simply sign ''Emilie.B'' because, well, that's my name.
-How old are you?
-I am 22 years old.
-Where do you live?
-I live in Belgium, in the picturesque city of Namur, the capital of the French speaking part of Belgium, to be precise.
-What's your job?
-I don't mean to brag but recently I've finally allowed myself to answer that question saying that "I'm an illustrator" even if I do not have a lot of professional experience for the moment. Nevertheless I hope it will come.
-What's your journey?
-I studied art for 4 years at the Academy of Arts in Namur then I went to Liege to attend illustration classes for 3 years. I graduated last year and now I'm sending resumes and letters absolutely everywhere hoping to receive positive answers! I'm thinking about following graphics courses to add a little something to my education and to open some more doors when it comes to getting work requests...
-What are your inspirations?
-I find many many artists very inspiring. I love girly illustrations and I especially like Margaux Motin, Roxane Lapassade, Sanaa.K and Diglee. But I'm also inspired by animators like Aurore Damant, Julien Bizat and many more. I have kind of a “nostalgic” personality as I'm really into the 30's, 50's, 70's and 80's when it comes to music,colors, pinups and clothes and it is probably very noticeable in my illustration style.
-Do you read webcomics? If so, which ones?
-Of course, i do but as a French speaker I mostly read French webcomics. I do not, and cannot, spend one day without checking the blogs of the artists I've mentioned above.
-Tell us more about your website?
-I've created my blog because it's the perfect way to reach a lot of people and to get feed back about what I draw. Also, it might be an opportunity to connect with people I might work for, who knows ?
-How do you work?
-I always start by sketching on paper, so pretty traditional and then it depends, sometimes I'd use indian ink sometimes I'd ink in Photoshop but whatever I chose, I always color in Photoshop because I'm way to clumsy when I use real brushes .
-Why did you choose this FML story?
-Because it made me laugh so much! And a picture immediately popped into my mind when I read it, so it had to be this one!
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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!