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name: Nathalie
surname: Ziegler
year of birth: 24.11.1987
country: Germany


by Gyossaith


Q1: When did you start making art?
I’ve been drawing ever since I was a kid, but I started to make art professionally just a couple of years ago. Before that it was merely a hobby.

Q2: What does inspire you?
Mostly other people’s art as boring as that sounds. I have a soft spot for abstract art and sketchy drawings and paintings. Basically works that look or feel raw or “unfinished”.

Q3: What are your techniques?
Rough sketches and scribbles of undefined and confusing ideas followed by fleshing out shapes and lines in the intital sketch that I find interesting. After that I usually block in the values, either monochrome or in various colors to set the mood. The last step is rendering and refining the image until I’m satisfied with the product.

Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
It’s flashes of feelings or a splinter of a story or character that I want to depict. And it’s mostly negative feelings and sad/tragic stories that surface.

Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
My traditional work is almost always black and white while my digital artworks include mainly contrasting palettes, but I prefer working with vibrant reds and blues when working with colors.
Black and white are perfect to put emphasis on the image idea and mood instead of the technique aspect of the work.

Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
I’m still trying to settle with a constant style that carries and transfers my ideas perfectly to the canvas. Unfortunately I still tend to deviate too much from a consistant style in favor of my ideas.

Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
Aside from painting and drawing single page illustrations I’d love to create my own graphic novel.

Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of Gyossaith.
Angry, raw, dark.

Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
Gosh, my very first work I ever published online years ago would be a fanart of some Anime. A portrait done with colored pencils and lots of spare time.

Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
My work has become more personal and complex. I don’t rush through paintings and drawings anymore.

Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Neither, nor. Art is excrement of the mind. Trash and shit and puss that collects in your psyche and the only way to get rid of it is to purge it out of your head onto a canvas. Otherwise it’ll stay in your mind, tormenting you, making you sick.

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