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Q&A with Faye Moorhouse

British Illustrator and painter, maker of weird stuff

My name is Faye Moorhouse, I am an illustrator and I draw, paint and make weird looking things.

What inspired you to become an illustrator?

I’ve always liked to draw and make things, but I think I realised during my a-levels, we had really good art tutors at college and I remember making a little illustrated book/zine thing which was a bit shit but so fun and satisfying to make.

What design software do you use?

I draw and paint stuff with actual paints and pencils and then I scan in and play around with them in Photoshop. I’ve recently started making a few purely digital things done on my Wacom, but I’m still not sure how I feel about them.

What is your ideal work environment?

I’ve recently moved into a shared studio space, I used to work from home which was really lonely and I love now being able to feel like I’m going out to work and not having to look at my work things in the evening. But, I think my ideal setup would be my own studio in a shared building, I like seeing other people but sometimes I find it hard to draw and paint when other people are around.

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Where does your design inspiration come from?

I’m really inspired by watching documentaries and seeing funny-looking people in the street.

Who is the person you admire most?

At the moment - Anthony Bourdain. (it changes daily)

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© Faye Moorhouse