星期三, 3月 28, 2007

關於右邊插畫的Iro~~




  小編剛得知有讀者對於小編放上的插圖很有興趣(這圖片是她的自畫像),寫了兩篇設計黑暗面,也該發揚一下設計文化,這篇,小編就來報導一下插畫設計師:Iro。



  Tsavala Iro 愛蘿:充滿情感才氣的希臘小女孩   



  今年二十三歲,在英國是小編男朋友的同學;但是就外貌看還是個國高中小女孩,真的是像個紅蘋果的小女孩喔!她在今年分別獲得了舉世聞名的波隆納展插畫獎英國皇家V&A維多莉亞愛伯特博物館插畫獎,可見她的風格無論是嚴謹著名的英國人,還是爽朗浪漫的義大利人,都一致的給予肯定與表揚,可見她的作品魅力非凡。   

  她的風格清新且帶點設計,大膽而又充滿童趣,空間感豐富並有融入相當的文學氣息,結合她的版畫技法,在現有的插畫家中有著不一樣的特色與情感,且讓她的作品格外引人。


                  Selfproposal   



" I decided to be an illustrator because of my love for books. Not only for the stories that make me dream and escape reality but also for the books as items, their design, their special kind of paper, even their smell. So as illustrator my first aim is to produce images that make people dream but don’t steal the meaning of the story, they just give my own vision of it.. And I am very interested in the final composition of the books because as I love well made books I also want the books in which I participate to be well made and special. When I read a story I imagine a whole world and later I try to draw my images keeping this atmosphere. So I guess the atmosphere of the story is the first thing that inspires me. Then I work in my sketchbook and I make many drawings of the images that I have in my head, I only pick in the end the one that is closer to my imagined atmosphere. And I develop the colors and compositions gradually. Often it is difficult for other people to imagine how will be my final piece by looking at my rough sketches and that’s the reason I prefer to show the final image directly and look at the audience’s reactions. This moment is very important for me because I can understand if people can “travel” with my images as I did when I imagined them. The techniques I use are various. As my most preferred medium of working I have chosen silcscreen because it leaves me the freedom to combine my linear drawings with photographic material and flat strong colors. But I chose the technique according to the atmosphere that I think would suit the story. So I change materials and I chose different ways if I want to give a different feeling. I think it’s important to feel the atmosphere of the story and chose a medium according to this coz it helps me have new ideas with every new story and make something fresh and original. Often I make research, for example I look at other artist’s work form different areas, such as photography, sculpture, old paintings, animation and their different points of view also help me see my story from a different point of view and get inspired. During the process of researching for a new story I “discover” many artists whose work was not known to me very well and they become my favorite artists for that period..and then I find others and others and in this way I get more knowledge and I enrich my ideas. Among my favorites are the sketches of Andy Warhol, paintings by Chagall and old crafts form ancient Mexico and other cultures.At some point in the future I would like to create my own story with illustrations. The books I admire and enjoy reading very much are many such as The Little Prince, Momo, Alice in wonderland, Peter Pan, Tom Saywer and classic writers such as H.C. Andersen, The Brothers Grimm, also new artists with amazing picture books, simple but clever. So I guess the book I would like to create should have a simple story but clever and not simplistic…something with a “twist”. I hope some day I will do it, but for the moment I enjoy traveling through nice stories made by other people..and I enjoy giving my view on their stories." (小編男友不想替我翻譯,無奈小編認為英文跟希伯來語一樣困難,請各位讀者原諒小編,並詛咒小編的男友,讓他突然不會英文。)


  總而言之,Iro是非常有實力的一顆新星,歐洲出版界都很期待她的作品問世,目前亞洲也已在計畫出一系列Iro的作品,請各位讀者拭目以待。
Iro網站連結http://www.iroillustration.gr/
                               


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