Katalin Szegedi [kata]
What is your specialty in illustration?
I especially prefer to illustrate classical literature, fairy tales, etc...
What are your regular clients like? What do they expect from you?
Children's book publishers.
They expect the maximum from me :).
Is there a web address where we can see some of your work?
You can see images of my very favourite work, "Alice's adventures in Wonderland", here:
I update my blog very often with my new illustrations here:
This is my official website (under construction):
Have you completed formal art studies, or are you self-taught?
I hold a BA from the college of Fine Arts and a graduate degree in applied graphics and book design from Master School.
How did you get your first full assignment? What did it involve?
I sent out around 80 postcards with an image of my work to the Hungarian publishers. I got only two positive reply, but we are still in an active relationship...
What past or present day illustrators do you admire most?
Lisbeth Zwerger, Dusan Kallay, Arthur Rackham......
How similar are your current drawings to those you did as a child?
Absolutely different. of course.
What was your favorite comic book as a child?
I never read comic books.
Do you have a particular style, or does it vary a lot?
I definitely have my own style with my work. technique is sometimes different.
What is hardest to draw?
What type of music do you listen to while you work?
Blues, blues, blues.
Do you have a favorite work of art?
Not a single piece, but I am obsessed with renaissance artists, Wermeer, hungarian artist Lajos Gulacsy, etc...
What do you do when a client simply says "I don't like it"?
That's never happened...
But, I'm willing to cooperate...
What new techniques have you been experimenting with lately?
What part of your work do you do on paper and what part digitally?
I never work digitally.
What research do you do for your illustrations?
Do you have colleagues with whom you share techniques, tricks, ideas, etc.?
Do you have any specific goals as an illustrator?
What illustration web sites do you frequent?
Hungarian children's literature site:
What are you working on now?
"Born to be a Princess", written by Ildikó Boldizsár, published by Naphegy Publishing
Pictures are here:
labels are: "Kiralylany szuletik+
What advice do you have for someone who likes to draw and would like to make a living from it?
Keep drawing, drawing, drawing...!