When I think about the dream jobs I would like to do if being a journalist wasn’t my number one goal, being an illustrator is an idea that often comes to my mind. Especially when I look at Charlotte Lebon‘s work.
Charlotte Lebon is French-Canadian. She’s an actress. A model. TV presenter. Moreover, she’s an illustrator. Bottom line is : she’s one of the persons I admire, and inspire me.
I often stalk her instagram account (I can be a real creepy stalker sometimes – don’t worry, you’re not in danger 🙂 ). I can’t get bored of it, simply because she’s overflowing with creativity and imagination, and every time I see her work, I feel like discovering a new facet of her, a new aspect of her work.
She’s also very funny, and has – or at least seems to have – a lot of humour and self–mockery, which I think makes her work special, unique to her.
I also find her work very… poetic.
And every time I see what she does, I tell myself how cool it must be to do this job, to draw and spread love, humour and sweetness throughout your work.
In this job, creativity seems to be more or as important as talent. That’s what I like. Illustrations can be very simple, but very interesting. These small, simple, purified designed can sometimes be more meaningful than a giant painting.
For example, last year or so, I discovered Yak. Known as @elyxyak on instagram, he created Elyx, a very simple 1D character, who follows him everywhere he goes, on his small journal, and Yak makes him interact with the world.
This man simply started posting his work on social networks. Today, he’s followed by more than a hundred thousands persons, and has created a book with his illustrations. Furthermore he’s the founder of the Elyx Foundation and is committed in numerous causes and associations. Isn’t that an example of how this job can lead to amazing things ?
With a simple character – that seriously looks like the ones we were drawing when we were in kindergarten – he succeeded in getting a message to the world a message, unity, with a character that has no language, no nationality, and to whom everyone can identify himself. And today, look how far he’ve come !
Honestly, I think I would be bored doing this everyday. That’s why Charlotte Lebon is my « inspiration« . She’s got different jobs, so she can be ambivalent and discover new things ever day.
I don’t think I will ever be an illustrator later, but, I think it’s a really cool thing to do in my free time. I’ll try it, and I’ll show you the result.
And you, what is/are your dream job/s? And if you already have or have had a job, if you had the choice, would you have done the same?