Sketch interview with Easle

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to do an interview by Easle, an interesting platform for illustrators. But, unlike any other interview, there were no words involved. Completely true to our métier, the answer had to be sketched, which I of course thought was a great idea!

I received the questions, and I got to translate my answers into sketches. They even asked me to hand-letter the questions, so the endresult offered a really good feel of my illustrating style and the things that inspire me.

A great little video got made of the interview, which you can watch on Facebook here  or on Instagram here. Or you can just scroll down and see the questions and the answers here on your own pace.

I really enjoyed doing this, and of course, for that reason the 'sketches' I was supposed to do soon became more elaborate illustrations.

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 The first question...

The first question...

 ... and my answer. The likeness is uncanny.

... and my answer. The likeness is uncanny.

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 If my answer isn't completely clear: I live in Antwerp, which is the city where Rubens lived, and Belgium is of course well-known for Tin-Tin and our French fries (yes, they are Belgian in fact)

If my answer isn't completely clear: I live in Antwerp, which is the city where Rubens lived, and Belgium is of course well-known for Tin-Tin and our French fries (yes, they are Belgian in fact)

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 What else?

What else?

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 This was a difficult question to answer. Of course, I couldn't choose a book character, because they wouldn't be recognized. So I chose Frances McDormand in Fargo (the movie, not the series) which is one of the strongest female characters I know, without being sensational at all.

This was a difficult question to answer. Of course, I couldn't choose a book character, because they wouldn't be recognized. So I chose Frances McDormand in Fargo (the movie, not the series) which is one of the strongest female characters I know, without being sensational at all.

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 I was a bit rebellious here, and answered autumn instead.

I was a bit rebellious here, and answered autumn instead.

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 It was a busy week, but I do like it that way.

It was a busy week, but I do like it that way.