Marguerite Sauvage is one of the artists who voluntarily created a Face This tee with the drawings made by the Indonesian kids. Creating chic modern illustrations that capture the lifestyle of today’s trendsetters Margeurite´s illustrations quickly seduced titles and brands such as Elle, Cosmopolitan, Le Figaro, Reader Digest, Louis Vuitton, LVMH, L’Oréal, PlayStation, Apple and Marie Claire. We’ve asked her some questions about our collaboration.
Face This: Please tell us who you are and what you do.
Hello, nice to meet you, I’m Marguerite Sauvage. I’m a French illustrator based in Montréal. I’ve started to work as a freelance illustrator in 2001 and I’ve drawn for various clients and projects through the years, press, publishing, advertising, exhibition, game design, etc. I also draw occasionally as a concept artist for animation or work as a freelance art director. First of all I’m passionated by art, image, graphic design and illustration. I draw from my very childhood and spent night and day drawing in my teenage while studying science then law and journalism.
Face This: Can you tell us something about the process of your artwork?
As a first step I use my hand and my brain. A 3mm 2b pencil. Paper. Then I scan my drawings and send it to my computer. I draw sometime directly on my 21UX Wacom Cintiq. The softwares I use are Manga Studio and Photoshop. And a printer.
Face This: How is working with kids’ drawings different from working with artwork from ‘other’ clients?
It’s totally different. It reminds me how I enjoyed drawing when I was a kid and how kid’s drawings can be expressive. So refreshing.
Face This: Why did you decide to work with us and what did you think of creating artwork with drawings from Indonesian kids?
It’s really simple, I think Face This is a good idea as much as the kind of initiative you would like to see more often: human and generous. Drawing from the kids drawings was kind of a challenge, which is good, it makes you grow up!
Face This: What did you like to draw/paint the most when you were a kid yourself?
Comic books and cartoon characters. Mostly figures.