Sunday, March 10, 2013

Interview: 10 Questions with Vincent Dutrait


Vincent Dutrait
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10 Questions With Vincent Dutrait


1.... who is your favorite artist?

Arf... A combination of N. C. Wyeth (link), James Gurney (link), Adam Hughes (link) and Jean-Paul Colbus (link).


2.... do you offer workshops for artists?

No... But I made some kind of tutorials on my website. Tips and tricks here: and


3.... what do you like to listen to while you work?

I usually «listen» documentary films or TV shows... And for the music only, I enjoy movies soundtracks or all the pieces from Philip Glass and GĂ©rard Manset.


4.... what medium and tools do you use to create your art?

I use acrylic (Liquitex) on papers (Canson 224gr). I always paint my illustration on a «traditionnal» way with brushes plus few adjustments with pencils (Derwent Watercolour), Copic markers, and inks.


5.... during an average week how many hours a day / week do you work on creating art?

I think that I usually work about 8~10 hours a day. But if I'm really focused on my works I can't stop myself (or if I'm late and so close of the deadline), I can work more than 15 hours a day... ;{


6.... are you working your dream job?

Ohhhh yes! When I was a little boy, five years old, the teacher asked to the children what they wanted to do in the future. The little guys said policeman, fireman or doctor. I said that... I wanted to draw alone in a studio... The teacher phoned to my parents to ask if everything was ok with me. They answered yes of course ;)


7.... do you feel its important for others to pursue their dream jobs?

Yes, we must aim high! The famous painter Edgar Degas wrote my leitmotiv:
«One must have a high opinion of a work of art – not the work one is creating at the moment, but of that which one desires to achieve one day. Without this it is not worthwhile working.»


8.... where can people see your work (online, conventions or exhibits)?

You can see my works online: or
And in this gallery in Paris:


9.... was there a certain moment that you knew you wanted to be an artist?

When I was young and I dreamed with some cover arts or illustrations in my favorite books. I thought that I would like to do the same!


10.... is there anything else you would like to add or say to other artists?

I don't believe in gift for drawing. It's possible to LEARN artistic skills. LEARNING, UNDERSTANDING, SHARING and IMPARTING knowledges is the most important. And to the way of success and accomplishment, only three words: working, working and working ;)


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