Helena Hauss

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Helena Hauss is an Illustrator.
She graduated in 2012 form a small graphic arts school in the south of France, and after a few months of free-lancing in different advertising agencies (LEG, BETC, NOUVELOEUVRE), She has  decided to try her luck at being a professional illustrator.

Drawing is her passion and she spent most of her days doing it.
She draws very large pieces of art (usually around 100cm x 70cm) that allow her to really go into details of hair, patterns and typography, all in bic pens, with bright and contrasted colors.
Her style of drawing has never been something quite conscious. It just kind of happened, for different reasons that had nothing to do with choice. For example, she has always had a big attraction for the color blue, so much so that all her clothes and accessories were a shade of it,
so when she drew she very much liked using blue ink, such as the one found in bic pens.
Besides, she first started drawing abundantly all through high school in her homework books rather than writing down what the teacher was saying, and using bic pens was always a good way not to get caught when being watched from afar ! As she grew up however, she started experimenting with other medium, but never finding herself quite at ease with them as she felt with biro pens, to which  she has grown so accustomed. Indeed, no other medium allows her to put so much emphasis and details into hair, reflects and patterns as she so much loves to do. In the beginning she used to feel a little bit ashamed for using ball-point pens, like she didn’t feel like a real artist, but in more recent years she noticed it became kind of a trend and she got to embrace it, as it felt this was actually exactly the right time and the right place to do just that ! ” but! she  still does digital painting too!

You may check out Helena’s website by clicking on the following link: http://www.helenahauss.net