Ninn Salaün is an illustrator based in France.
Her sensual and atmospheric illustrations whisk you away into a world unique to each piece.
Merci Beaucoup / Many thanks to Ninn for sharing her art insights with us! Before jumping into her interview below, check out her beautiful work for sale on her online shop.
What's the latest piece of art that you have put out into the world?
My most recent piece was part of my daily meteorological fiction Twitter account, so it was, as it most usually is, a digital painting of the sky.
What drives you to keep creating?
There are so many different things that make me want to keep drawing every day; the most obvious and important one is that I love drawing. Drawing has always been the easiest and the best way for me to express my perception of the world around me. I can never put the way I look at things into words with the same accuracy, and at the same time, I love how much space it leaves between the viewer and me. It's a space that can remain silent, it's also filled with time, and it's up to the viewer to decide what to do with that space and time. For me, it seems that drawing and painting offer the kind of freedom I am after as a person, and it is precious enough that I want to keep exploring that freedom, day after day. If everything changes in my life, I should hope that drawing will remain the one constant.
Is there another artist's work that you would recommend, and why?
Among the many artists whose work I follow and admire, I have to recommend the work of Ulysse, my brother. He has been working on the creation of the cosmogony of a fictional world, along with its flora, fauna, language, and alphabet. I think that is already an incredible effort on its own, but the way everything comes together is what makes it truly special. There is a unique sense of poetry in the humour, in witnessing the construction of everything bit by bit.
You can visit his Twitter profile to see for yourself.
Do you have any advice for creators that are just starting out?
The one thing that I always want to say when I get asked for advice is this: I think that having fun is a key element of drawing. This is a personal opinion, of course, but I always try to stay aware of how much I am enjoying what I do. I also think that trying as many different things as you want to is important, if there's a technique that catches your eye, a platform you want to try, it's always the right time to get into it if you're curious about it. Curiosity keeps things exciting and vibrant.
Where can we find your work?