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4 jul. 2012

Interview to Nenée

Interviewer: Verónica Mª B. Tacoronte

First of all, thank you very very much for doing me the honour of make you this interview. So, let’s start with it!

Just about, at which age did you begin to draw?
Nenée: I started drawing when I was 6 or 7 years old. I think so.

Do you remember which kind of drawing did you usually do? Which kind of material did you usually use?
Nenée: I was obsessed with horses. I can remember copying a riding horse from a Tintín comic (with the help of my sister XD). I think this obsession began with a song that made me think of a riding horse. It was a powerful picture in my head. I drew with pencil and felt pens.

How many time did you usually dedicate to draw or paint? And nowadays?
Nenée: I can’t remember properly but I drew daily. I'd like to make little comics of magical horses^^
Nowadays, I don't daily because I'm busy with my job but I do related activities with my drawings (update website, reply comments, selling items)

Have you ever received any lessons of drawing or painting?
Nenée: When I was a child, I went to the typical school workshop but I did comics by my own. I enjoyed doing comics because I could tell stories. It was better than only drawing.
When I was 15, I went to a comic summer course at Escola Joso (Barcelona) and next summer, I did a manga course at the same school. It was hard but I learned lot of things there. Then, years later, I learned other tips from artist friends.

At what age did you begin to draw Dragon Ball and Naruto characters? What made you to begin to draw them?
Nenée: My first Dragonball characters were drawn when I was 11-12 (1992). At that time, Dragonball was very popular in my region (Catalunya). But my Dragonball fanworks began the year 2008-2009 due to my passion to Trunks character and the Dragonball revival.
I started my Naruto fanworks the year 2006.

We all know you like them, however, why do you draw them? Do you feel identified with any characters you draw?
Nenée: ^^U I feel a bit shy about this question.
Dragonball: Drawing Dragonball fancomics/fanarts was a good way to convert my skills while finding a new job. It was a hard time. I was publishing with a small publisher but the business went bankrupt. Spain is not a good country for artists.
I discovered the japanese doujinshis. They are very passionated with their projects. I liked this passion and I decided to do mine.
Naruto: My Naruto fanworks were focused on Gaara character. I love Gaara and the Suna team. I felt very attached to Gaara and his loneliness by that time.

A stupid question. If you could have the power of being one character you draw, who would you be? Why?
Nenée: I'd like to be one of my original characters. She is a strong woman. I'm still working on the comic of this character so I prefer to not say too much about this project.
But I would like to be like Bulma: intelligent, beautiful and rich XD (and a sexy husband).

Nowadays, which materials or technology do you use for making your Art?
Nenée: I like pencil. I use a Pilot pencil 0.5, an old wacom tablet (sapphire), a scanner and photohop 7.0. Webtools: dreamweaver and photoshop.
I had a small car accident on 2006 and I injured my neck. It was hard to me to ink after the car accident. So, I only draw by pencil and I don't usually ink my comics. But I love inking.

Which kind of design do you really enjoy to create? Why?
Nenée: I love designing clothes and websites ^^
I have a degree in Fashion. I really enjoy the world of fashion. I love the creativity. It's amazing (but I hate all the consumism related to).
About website, I don't know why but I love creating spaces/worlds.
It's like drawing but more interactive. I love it.

10º Would you live of you Art as job environment, or just take it as a hobby?
Nenée: These are bad days. I now prefer to have a job that gives me money and time to work on my projects. I also think of my health (my neck). I don't believe I can handle drawing for 14 hours like my comic artist friends do.
My dream is to develope/create a successful comic while working. After that, I would leave my job and I would live from drawing.

11º Have you ever think that with your Art you would have such amount of fans watching you?
Nenée: OMG. I don't think I have so much fans. Have I?! O____O
I receive feedback from readers thanks to Deviantart website. That helps me a lot to feel that my work works ^^ They give sense to my works.
For me, the readers are my examining court/panel of judges for new projects. I hope they will help me in the future.

12º How do you get your inspiration? What from and who from?
Nenée: Pink Lovers: I have lot of fun with Vegeta x Bulma couple. Japanese doujinshis helped me a lot to discover the fun point of view of VxB couple. Now, it's easy to me to think new stories. I'm very surprised sometimes because I'm slow thinking new ideas. It's nice.
Other projects: The inspiration comes from different places. A good book. An old movie. A boring trip by bus. A game. Several things.

13º When you get an idea, what do you do in that moment?
Nenée: I usually see the idea as it was a movie. I enjoy watching that movie on my head and then, I start thinking how I can transform that movie on a comic.

14º When you are drawing or painting, what kind of thing that are you drawing makes you to lose patience?
Nenée: I lose patience when my neck hurts. Before the car accident, I was able to draw for hours. No patience problems at all. I enjoyed every task. It was very fun (inking, greytones...)

15º Which painting or comic you made is your truly favorite? Why? (me dices cuál y lo copio para colgarlo debajo de esta pregunta)
Nenée: Wuow. Not an easy question!
I love most of my comics. There's lot of love in all of them. The fact is that there are some comics and failed projects that are very special to me. I can't link to them because I never posted them online (yet)
One of this failed projects was a manga version of a spanish book: "Memorias de Idhún" (Idhún Memories) I had lot of fun while designing the main characters.
I became a big fan of this book.

16º If you could meet an artist face to face, who could be? Why?
Nenée: Akira Toriyama I would like to thank him for creating DragonBall manga. This story is very very special to me. It's part of my life.

17º And, to sum up, for your fans, in a message of will and gratitude, what do you want to say them?
Nenée: To my fans. OMG *_____*
Fans, lovely readers, thanks for making me so happy and giving sense to my lil' comics. You make it happen. Let's have more fun! XD


Thank you so much again Nenée for grant me some of your time.
Honestly, it is an honour for me to release this new section with a great national artist as Nenée, the reason why I chose her first is, I want to make national valour known; in Spain we have great traditions, products, places, parties, …, cooks, sporties, artists: writers, dancers, singers, actors, etc. That is why I defend Spain, despite the bad politicians, banks, economy situation and so on. The two faces’ coin of Spain.
Nenée is an artist with a nice work background as we have seen in this interview, she is not aware she has the success in her veins. And also, Spain has not realize about her potential Art. I wish the publishing could show her nationally soon, you’ll see she will be very famous in the same level as Luis Royo, Ciruelo, etc.

If you want to watch with your own eyes her Art, please, enter to these links:

So, thank you so much again Nenée for doing me the honour of made you this interview.

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