I spotted the lovely work of Canadian artist Sophie Dufresne at Uppercase Magazine where she was featured as one of the new illustration talents in their 27th issue. Yup, talented indeed! Besides her illustrations, I’m also a big fan of her dioramas, which are little boxes with painted papercut figures inside of them (you can find them below).
Sophie is a self-taught illustrator who grew up in Montreal and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She started her creative career in 2001, after being a graduate student in fluid mechanics and hydrogeology and working in web design and architecture for several years: in the spring of 2011 I hit my head on the ground pretty hard while running. Followed a concussion, picking up a ukulele, then asking myself this question: “who am I?” That was the start of a journey in self discovery, exploring people by drawing animals, and realizing I am an artist.
For many more, visit Sophie’s website or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram
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Dioramas are not only a fun way to play with scale and materials, they can also constitute tridimensional illustrations and literally light up the imagination! – Sophie Dufresne
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