is a French 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 spends most of her days doing it.
She draws very large pieces of art (usually around 100cm x 70cm) that allow me 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 exemple, 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 exercice 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 feel with biro pens, to which she has grown so accustomed. Indeed, no other medium allows me to put so much emphasis and details into hair, reflects and patterns as she so much love 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 !
More about Helena Hauss and her illustrations here.