#插畫師故事: Giselle Dekel

#插畫師故事: Giselle Dekel

2019年的最後一個星期,她突然消失了。

作為一位活躍於網絡的插畫家,自然要定期更新社交媒體,年尾更是非常重要的時機,平安夜、聖誕節、Boxing day,除夕和跨年,全都是適合出賀圖,或是至少更新一下近況的時間,不知怎地,她就是消失了。

原來,她錯手刪除自己的社交媒體帳戶,足足花了十天,每天傳送無數電郵到支援部門,才終於取回帳戶。「大概對方是為了讓我閉咀才將帳戶還來的吧。」她心想。

「如果你們當中有人不小心刪除了自己的帳戶,第一件要做的事,是先去吃點曲奇餅 ⋯⋯那會幫到你的,然後聯絡我吧,我會幫你的!」

她是 Giselle Dekel,比利時裔平面設計師兼插畫師,目前正在以色列居住。

「無論我的畫作還是我的個人生活,都是愈幽默愈好!」她說。

她擅長水彩及電腦繪圖,喜歡繪畫有趣而簡單的插畫,她的畫風簡單而清新,也總是帶點令人會心微笑的超現實;在她的筆下,有以色列首都特拉維夫的 Bauhaus 式建築、在咖啡杯中浸浴的女生,還有將咖啡壺當成衣服的人⋯⋯

「咖啡壺將會是我的節日慶祝打扮!我正在說服我的兒子扮成咖啡杯,然後讓他們和我緊緊地走在一起!」

童心未泯,也許最適合用來形容她的風格了。

1.你畫了多少年畫?除了繪畫,你還有甚麼項目正在進行?|How long have you been drawing? Beside illustration, do you work on other projects?

從小時候就一直在畫畫,但自從六歲上了第一堂藝術課後,我開始變得更加認真。除了我自己的插畫外,我還做很多客戶工作,主要是繪畫書籍封面,和兒童產品的圖案和插畫。
I’ve been drawing since forever, but I got more serious about it after taking my first art class at age six.Besides my own illustrations I do a lot of client work, mostly book covers, patterns and illustrations for children’s products.

2.試形容自己的插畫風格。|Try to describe your illustration style (or themes you always draws)?

我真的很喜歡簡約風格的插畫,通常是一件物體或淨色背景上的場景。我喜歡畫女人、手、建築物,所有能讓我發笑的東西和隨機的物件。
I really enjoy minimal illustrations, usually it’s an object or a scene on a plain background. I love drawing women, hands, building, things that make me laugh and random objects.

3.每天的時間怎樣分配?如何安排你的週末?|What is your typical day like? How do you plan your weekends? 

因為我是在家工作的自僱人士,所以我可以自行決定日程安排,有時我晚上工作,有些日子我會早起並在早上6點開始工作。這實際上取決於工作量以及我的孩子的日程安排。週末也一樣,有時候我會在周末工作,而將我的休息時間安排在一周的中間。
Because I’m self-employed and work from home I can design my own schedule, sometimes I work nights, some days I’ll get up early and start work at 6am. it really depends on the work load and also on my kids schedule. same about weekends, sometimes I’ll work during the weekend and my day off is in the middle of the week.

4.靈感來自何處?|Where do you get your inspiration? 

啟發我作品的都是我身邊的人(最近主要是女性),幽默、對稱的東西,還有陰影和建築物。
What inspired my work are the people around me (mostly women lately), humour, symmetry, shadows and architecture.

5.畫畫時聽甚麼音樂?|What kind of music do you listen to when you draw?

我會很快分心,所以我工作時幾乎從不聽音樂…但是當我休息時,我主要會聽嘻哈、雷鬼、R&B和 MJ,我的孩子現在真的很喜歡 Michael Jackson :)
I get distracted very fast, so I almost never listen to music when I work…but when i’m on a break I’ll mostly listen to hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and MJ my kids are really into Michael Jackson right now:)

6. 那一件你的作品是你最喜歡的?|Which work created by you is your favorite? 

我沒有最喜歡的一件,但我喜歡我今年早些時候創作的 Bauhaus 插畫的色彩。
I don’t have a favourite but I do love the colours of the Bauhaus illustrations I created earlier this year.

7.如果有一張機票/船票,你想去甚麼地方?|If you have an airline/ ferry ticket, where would you like to go? Why?

墨西哥,因為食物和豐富多彩的文化。
Mexico, because of the food and colourful culture.

8. 如果下世要變成動物,想變成甚麼?|What kind of animal you would like to become in your next life? Why?

任何會飛的東西,除了蒼蠅和蚊子都可以,所以也許是鷹吧?
Anything that can fly, just no flies and mosquitos, so maybe an eagle.

9.你最不欣賞/最欣賞哪一位插畫家?|Which illustrator do you admire/despise the most? Which work created by him/ her is your favorite? 

這很難答。世上有很多偉大的插畫家,而且有了社交媒體,我們可以隨時隨地看到他們的作品。
That’s a tough one, there are so many great illustrators out there, and thanks to social media we can see their work whenever we want.

Storyteller & Illustrator:Giselle Deke |fb:@giselledekel/ig:@giselle_dekel