Question: What drew you to illustration/design? Rive Gauche: First, the pleasure, since child, to draw... then, of course, the work of precedent illustrators, which show the possibility to mix painting, with narrative intensity and sense of humor... Question: Do you have any formal design training? Rive Gauche: no... I've studied cinema, and worked at the beginning in movie industry Question: Where do you live? Rive Gauche: Small town near Paris, Bievres. Question: Can you describe your studio for me? Rive Gauche: Well, a sort of guinness book 'records of mess. Question: What is your biggest inspiration? Rive Gauche: Often movies ... Question: How do you get the best ideas? Rive Gauche: Mainly, by draw or sculpting « freely », « around » the project... What technique do you use? Rive Gauche: Now, 3d computer generated pictures, exclusively. Question: Tell us about a fovorite project you have recently completed. Rive Gauche: searching a character for new york tv... sculpting in 3d the character, expressions, gestures, etc.. Question: What would be your dream job/Commission? Rive Gauche: When the art director and me have a real complicity around visual references, and humoristic concepts ... Question: Who are your illustration heroes? Rive Gauche: Rockwell, Frazetta, Adam Hughes, Doré, Mc Carthy,Moebius, Disney ... and one hundred more ... Question: Do you keep a scetchbook? Rive Gauche: Yes, of course. Question: What are your hobbies? Rive Gauche: Fencing, travels, reading. Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Rive Gauche: Mmm... difficult to say... illustrator, maybe?... Question: Who would you like to meet? Rive Gauche: mickey mouse. Question: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to? Rive Gauche: The paris of the twenties... so full of energy! Question: What kind of music do you listen to? Rive Gauche: Country, bluegrass,jazz, some classics. Question: What is the funniest thing you have ever done? Rive Gauche: dreams. Question: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? Rive Gauche: I suppose... if possible, I should like to win, just to verify. Question: Do you collect anything? Rive Gauche: books. Question: Do you have a favorite game? Rive Gauche: Chess, billiards.
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: a lot of virtual cafe, in different movies
: Escargots - I suppose … (it's in my genes, probably)
: depends of the time in the day … or night …