5 questions with Marissa Textor

Posted: July 12th, 2010 | Author: paul paper | Filed under: Illustration | 1 Comment »

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1. Two truths and a lie about you, please

I love bacon.
Raw meat makes me uncomfortable.
I’ve killed a chicken before

2. Those wonderful graphite drawings almost look like photographs, how do you manage that?

I think it is just the way my brain works. If you told me to draw a loose sketch I would not be able to do it, it would look horrible. The only way I know how to draw is very specific and more like completing a puzzle than anything else but it makes it conducive to the type of work I’m making.

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3. Where do you take scenes to draw from?

It is a huge mix and depends on what I am going for. I filter through a lot of images that I have saved and photos I’ve taken. Once I decide on an image it is usually a process of paring it down and removing a lot of extraneous parts or building an image up and piecing different things together to get the desired effect.

4. Best line from a song

No, not you…
You, the bow-legged one

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5. Who should we interview next?

RTC! Ryan Travis Christian is an amazing artist/curator and a quality human being in general.

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More graphite drawings by Marissa Textor.


One Comment on “5 questions with Marissa Textor”

  1. 1 Jude Delaney said at 8:59 pm on February 25th, 2011:

    I love your work! Graphite is difficult for me; I need color to add value and tone. Do you use graphite pencils or graphic powder!


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