Hi, my name is Chantal and I am an illustrator living in Stockholm, Sweden. I love to create fantastical images, often tinkered with warm colors and a bunch of patterns. Still somehow anchored in reality the beings in my drawings tend to escape into dreamlike worlds, giving the viewer a glimpse into their thoughts and feelings. I am excited to explore these dream worlds through my work and offer a calm and visually pleasing gate for people to enter.
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Interview with Close-Up Culture
Adobe Live Germany, January 2019
Oct 2015 - Nov 2018 concept artist at Chasing Carrots
Invitations to Travel, Online Group Exhibition with WOW x WOW, July 2018
Month of Love 2018
Interview with Art Side of Life October 2017
Month of Fear 2017
ImagineFX Magazine Feature, Issue November 2017
What art supplies do you use?
I usually mix traditional with digital to create my illustrations. On the traditional side I love to work in my Moleskine sketchbook with CASTELL 9000 pencils by Faber-Castell (H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 5B, 6B, 7B, 8B, so basically all softness levels). I use a Pilot G-Tech-C4 and a LYRA Graduate Fineliner to ink. To erase I use a kneadable eraser by Faber-Castell and a Tombow MONO zero.
For the digital part of my work I use a WACOM Intuos Pro medium (5th Generation, I think!?) and Adobe Photoshop CC on a MSi GE73 Raider RGB 8RF. Sometimes I draw in Procreate on an 10.5” iPad pro 2018.
Do you take comissions/Are you available for freelance work?
I am not taking private commissions and am currently not looking for freelance work so that I can invest my time and energy in my personal projects. But if you think you have a really cool project that I would be a perfect fit for send me an E-Mail with a good description and we’ll see :)
How do you come up with a color palette?
I don’t really plan the colors I will use for a piece ahead. Instead I basically just through colors at it that I like. It is a really spontaneous process. I pick one color to start of with as a foundation for the entire piece and then build up the color scheme hierarchically as I go into more and more detail. I play a lot with opacity, blending modes and color gradients to try to achieve an overall cohesive look. I hope to release a little tutorial on that soon (and link it here as soon as it is out).
How did you learn to draw?
I have been drawing a lot since I was very young. After school I would always draw my favorite anime and Disney characters or invent new ones that I would hand out as character sheets to my friends in the neighborhood. We would often imagine to be magical creatures or characters in another world :) After finishing high-school I studied traditional fine arts and painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, which wasn’t a good fit for me. Much later I was introduced to digital art and practiced as much as I could with courses and tips that I could find online. I would participate in art groups on facebook such as the one by Loish and take courses at Schoolism.
where do you get your inspiration from?
I get inspired by a lot of things. Everyday life, movies, images online. If I want to trigger my inner muse I go to my Pinterest boards and browse through it for a while to get things going.