"I want to bring her more to life, to put color on her, and I want to dress her."
|Peter DeFreitas: From a very early age I always
loved illustration. And what I love about illustration is the freedom that you have
with it. You can exaggerate things in such a wonderful way. There are some
kinds of fashion illustration that I really think are beautiful, where the lines are so
loose and theres movement and so on. Its like its a suggestion
of what it is that you see. And Ive never been able to stop myself at that.
I get so excited about the detail, and trying to catch the spirit of it.
Ive just never been comfortable to sort of say okay, thats enough. Its just such a great opportunity for me to kind of let go and lose myself in it. It doesnt ever occur to me that its work. Its like a time thats just for me and the paper and the pen to play, and just like allow whatevers going to come out come out.
FF: Thats wonderful.
Peter DeFreitas: Its such a great, great experience. As far as my philosophy about it, I think thats what it is that I love. Its like I never know what itll turn out like. People look and say, how do you do that? And I can tell you how I do it. But I never know whats going to be the end result. And there is the point in the illustration where Ive done everything I can do, and then something happens. And when that happens, its definitely kind of weird, but thats when I know that shes arrived. Shes kind of jumped out, and shes got her spirit.