Eberhard Reimann works in the medical and technical field. Nobody can show the view into the human body in such an aesthetic way. His interest in historic cultures, Asian languages and even tango influences his ability to put even dry themes into a lively illustration, which are created in several techniques ranging from the paintbrush to 3D.
Question: What drew you to illustration/design? Eberhard: I´ve always wanted to draw. When I was little I took classes at the Hamburg Kunsthalle and applied for the studies of fine arts. But then I rather studied illustration and started working as a freelance artist right afterwards. Question: Where do you live? Eberhard: In Hamburg. Question: Can you describe your studio for me? Eberhard: I have a studio in a commercial building in Hamburg-Altona. On one side there is my desk filled with computers and on the other side is the analog side with the easel, palettes on the table and airbrush utensils. Question: What is your biggest inspiration? Eberhard: Art and painting of all centuries. Question: How do you get the best ideas? Eberhard: With intense research, quite often in the internet now. Question: What technique do you use? Eberhard: Digitally I work with 3D and a lot with photoshop and analog with airbrush, oil, acrylic and tempera. Question: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed. Eberhard: I quite like all my projects because I always learn from them by working myself into the theme. Question: Do you keep a sketchbook? Eberhard: Yes, several, but I hardly use them now. I did quite a lot when I still taught. Question: What are your hobbies? Eberhard: I don´t have any time for hobbies, of course :) Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Eberhard: A Painter. Question: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to? Eberhard: Quadrocentro, Italy. Actually I am quite happy in this century, we are very privileged in Europe at this time, with such a long stretch without any war. Question: What kind of music do you listen to? Eberhard: Renaissance music, Elisabethan music, Barock like Bach or Haendel operas, Noise, Grunge. Question: What is the funniest thing you have ever done? Eberhard: I am not funny at all. Question: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? Eberhard: No. Question: Do you collect anything? Eberhard: Pieces of scrap, rusty iron. Question: Do you have a favorite game? Eberhard: Chess, Carrcassone, Scip-Bo, Lara Croft, Collin Mcrae, MotoGP.