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1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

Iโ€™m Laura, Arual in the other way! Iโ€™m from the northern east of France, and I’m currently living in a little city named Chaumont. I grew up in a small village surrounded by forest and meadows where I developed a strong attachment to nature. Now, Iโ€™m working as a free lance graphic designer but I always wanted to become an illustrator.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

My style is playful, childish and fun. I like using simple lines and working with colors and textures ! My heart always balances between pastel shades and vibrant tones.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I work mainly with gouache because it brings interesting effects of matter in my illustrations. I like the fact that the rendering is never perfect, that pretty errors get embedded in the drawings. More rarely I work on the computer, but I love creating imperfect forms. I think I have something against perfection.

4. What is your artistic process like?

Most of the time, I paint my elements separately, then I scans them. Thanks to this working method I’m able to play with forms and change the composition infinitely. Sometimes if a scene comes to mind, I can paint it in its entirety.
I use Photoshop at a second time to play with colour combinations.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

The nature inspires me enormously, the fauna, but especially the flora. I am a big fan of plants, I have plants everywhere in my home, I think this gives me ideas. But for me, inspiration can come from everywhere, a moment, a person or a memory.

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

Art holds a huge place in my life, that’s why I decided to study it ! I always like to create, draw, shape things. It calms me down and brings me to another world! It makes me more curious about all the details around me.

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7. Where did you study?

I started my studies with a baccalaureate in applied arts in Nancy. After that, I went to Toulouse for an higher degree in graphic design and digital media. A third year in advertising allowed me to develop my marketing and strategic culture. Iโ€™m currently finishing my studies with a masterโ€™s degree in graphic design in Chaumont and Iโ€™m pretty close to graduating.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?

I would like to work for myself in another country, to travel, discover things.

9. What about in ten?

I would like to be in a tropical country, living with my plants and cats. I wish to have my own shop, where I can make products for kids!

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

Iโ€™m not sure Iโ€™m trying to achieve something because most of the time I just draw because I need it. I donโ€™t have super powers, but if I could make people happier.. it would be perfect.

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11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

For the fan of food that I am it’s hard to choose a favorite thing, but I love everything my mom cook and I really love cheesecake, cheese too, watermelon and avocado, avocados are so good, donโ€™t they?

12. Favourite book?

I have never read a lot of books, I’m trying to change this. But I collect children’s books, my favorite is “Le tigre qui voulait รชtre roi” illustrated by JooHee Yoon.

13. Favourite genre of music?

I like music in general, I donโ€™t think I have a preference for a kind of music.
When I draw, I listen to acoustic, relaxing, soft music, but I also like rap music.

14. What are your hobbies?

I love taking care of my loving plants and decorating my little place. I also like going outside and taking pictures.

Iโ€™m a huge fan of astronomy too! I love skateboarding, dancing, singing and.. is eating a hobby?

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

I think I might be a gardener. In any case I would like to work outside in contact with plants, I will be in my element. And in my wildest dreams, I always wanted to work for NASA, but I quickly realized it was just a dream.

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