Artist Spotlight: An Interview with Honey Forestier
Meet Honey Forestier, a 22 year old illustrator from Paris, France. I discovered her amazing drawings while scrolling through my dash and absolutely fell in love! I caught up with Honey to ask her about her art and photography.
→ When did you first start illustrating?
At a very young age, I was a very creative kid. I used to draw a lot in front of the tv and paint with my mom who took lessons at our home so I would practice for fun with everyone.
→ What is your favorite media to use?
A really sharped 2B pencil and watercolor are what works for me.
→ Who or what do you like to draw the most and why?
People, definitely. It is pretty much the only thing that I really enjoy drawing, probably because I like the fact that through each of their mood people still radiate personal beauty they are unaware of.
→ What is one of your goals as an upcoming artist?
I’ve got so many goals when it comes to art, I’m having a hard time choosing one. But I’d say feeling very free and very proud about my work (I picture myself painting huge stuff everywhere and draw smaller works I’d be the first one to love), that way I would be “done”.
→ Who are your artistic role models and why?
I have a lot of artists that I like but my main inspiration when it comes to painting is Elizabeth Peython. I think she’s really cool, her work really kind of resonates within me mainly because of our portrait and pop culture common obsession. She went from painting Kurt Cobain in the mid-nineties, to Kanye West a few years back. Plus she draws from photos and has a really cool painting technique of her own. But I wouldn’t consider her a role model cause when it comes to my work I try not to focus so much on other people’s.
→ What do you do when you’re not drawing?
I take a lot of photos of my friends and places I went, well of everything I do actually, with my film cameras. And I play music (guitar + singing), trying to write my own. Plus a lot of internet stuff, from tumblr to instagram of course.
→ What advice do you have for people just starting out with art?
I would just tell any aspiring artist to make what they love with consistency, I think that’s really all there is to know. And maybe not taking the word “art” too seriously, since everyone has its own way to see it, it all comes down to you and the way you want to improve at the end.
By Roberta / My Blog
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