Requiem for a tree by MlleKarensac
A music t-shirt designed by MlleKarensac. Let her explain her design.
Hello Mlle Karensac, could you please introduce to the members of the community who don’t know you? How did you start into graphic design and why?
Hi laFraise! Happy to be here. I’m Camille Gautier, 21 years old, I live in Bordeaux and I’m doing a Masters in architecture. I’ve always loved drawing and my school notebooks are the proof of it. I found out about the contest more than a year ago and did it for fun. I didn’t expect to be selected, so I am very grateful and is motivating for the future. I’m still not the best with drawing and even less with informatics, so when I draw it looks like a makeshift job
What is the story of “Requiem for a tree” and how did the idea come to you?
The story is simple: The city is spreading and that leaves no place anymore for forests, only for one tree which was spared and becomes the symbol of the drama. Animals that used to live in the forest get together and play a requiem as homage to it. When I saw Princess Monoke for the tenth time, I got the idea and I wanted to draw something in relation to respect for nature and the problem of deforestation. And if you look closely, there is a hidden kodama in the leaves.
Do you like music and what kind of music makes you feel creative?
I love music like everybody else and at the moment I’m listening to Sufjans Stevens’ album “The age of adz”. In general I listen to electro, classical and rock music.
City or countryside?
It’s hard to choose, I would say a city not too far away from the countryside, so that I can enjoy a bit both.
Could you please draw a snowberry?