#CSinterviews Tiffany Beucher, a French illustrator

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What’s your story? How did you get to where you are today?

When I was child I read a lot of illustrated books. This had such an effect on my imagination and creativity that I wanted to do the same thing growing up: create images that inspire people. It’s why I am who I am today.

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Which is your favourite character that you’ve drawn to date?

I don’t know if I have a favourite. I just love drawing animals characters and portraits of people with funny details.

 

What did you want to be when you were 10 years old?

10 years old. I think I dreamed to be a journalist. Writing is another one of my passions but I prefer keep this passion just for me.

 

Which UNI did you go to and what did you study?

I come from ESAT (Ecole des Arts et Techniques) in Paris. I studied graphic design for four years. Then, I’ve studied at Corvisart, an illustration formation for one year. It was a great year for me and it convinced me that I definitely wanted to be an illustrator.

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What’s the proudest moment of your career to date?

I think it was when I’ve received an email from ‘Ohh Deer’ telling me I had won their spring contest and was to became a new contributor. I was really surprised because there were so many submissions. I was so proud. Another good moment, that I will never forget was when I received an email from a total stranger just to tell me how much he loved my illustrations, it encouraged me and made me super happy! I’ve just begun my career as a freelance illustrator and I have already been lucky enough to work for two of my favorite magazines in France, Fricote Magazine and George’s Magazine.

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How do you promote yourself?

I have a blogtumblr, behance…  and I am working with a developer on a new online portfolio. I try to meet people in the creative community as much as possible too.

 

Do you love or loathe social media?

I’m not a huge fan of social media but I think we should live with our time and step-by-step I try to be more present on the social networks, always promoting my works. I’ve recently creating an instagram account and a pinterest profile. I’m like a kid with a new toy!

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Which tools do you use to create stuff?

I use a “criterium” pencil and photoshop for coloring! But I love the traditional techniques too like colored pencil or watercolors. I’ve got a really good scanner luckily. I would love use more paper to create paper toys or other stuff in paper. It’s a really cool material with great potential.

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Where do you find inspiration?

Everywhere! I think inspiration can come from everything around us. Inspiration could come from a cup of tea or from a conversation in a meeting, one word, or a color. (I have a color obsession!) Most often I find my inspiration in bookshops. I often stroll into a bookshop and get lost in the children section curious about stories and new ideas.

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What’s your favourite music to work to?

Haha. it’s a little embarrassing to share but I often listen to Disney – I am a children’s book illustrator so it kind of makes sense! This music gives me a happy feeling so it’s a good place to work from! l also like jazz, blues and folk music. Now that I think of it, I listen to a lot of music with emotive qualities.

And what do you spread on your toast in the morning?

Honey or Miel…

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http://tiffanybeucher.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Author: Charlotte Mary Rose (@CharleyMaryRose),

http://charlottemaryrose.com/

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