FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with France Artist, Baptiste Py

Baptiste Py

Illustrator | 21 | France

We are honored to have, Baptiste Py, as our Featured Artist, he is an incredible illustrator that draws amazing works of art! We love them and can’t wait to share his work, below is a little more about the artist, make sure to head over to his wall for more artwork, and while your there make sure to hit that follow button to support a fellow artist!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I’ve been drawing since I’m a kind, I don’t actually remember when I started to draw for the first time. I specialized in “realistic” drawings, where I love to put a love of details. One of the thing I draw the most is portrait. Currently, I try to do drawings with an important meaning, or at least a drawing which makes you think, which is surprising. I get inspiration usually during my lectures at university, but sometimes I like to push the imagination like “Okay let’s draw a bird. What weird object could has this bird? What can it be doing?” and crazy ideas come out sometimes.

Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
I am currently an science engineering student, and I feel like it’s better for me to keep art as a hobby rather than a job.

Do you have a favorite Artist?
I absolutely love Salvador Dali work, because his artworks really surprises you, it drives you to another world, another universe. In my opinion it is the best kind of art : something that takes you out of this world, because if you want to picture a landscape for example, nowadays you can simply take a photo with your phone. In other words, I don’t really enjoy technical and souless art, enven though it is important to have a good techincal skills in order to depict properly what you imagine in your head.


What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
I would say 2018 inktober. It was a really hard but wonderful experience. I dot not draw regularly usually, so one the drawing per day challenge was quite difficult. However I feel like I learned a lot, I understood a lot of things either for my drawing skills or simply for patience. Last pieces I did required around 7-8 hours of work, it teaches you how to manage the time!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
As an engineer in research and development, still loving and doing art. I also love playing music, and I think I couldn’t live without music or drawing.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would love to meet a lot of artists, but particularly Dali, I would love to know what he had in mind, what kind of person he was.

How is one way you make money with your art?
I actually don’t make money with my art, it will possibly happend but for the moment I ‘ve never sold anything I did, because I did not want to.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
I would love to discover asian countries such as vietnam, because it is surely a huge source of inspiration, or a least an opporutnity to see beautiful landscape and culture.

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
I love to work with unipin black ink pen, as well as faber castell black ink pen. But most important I really love 0.1 and 0.05 sizes, because it is really thin so you can draw really tiny details in your artwork.


Any advice for young artists?
Do what you enjoy of course, but do not hesitate to “force” yourslef to practice thing you do not especially like to draw, because the idea is to later have the ability to draw anything you want, anything you can think of. You should’nt be slowed down by technical skills.


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