Susanne Loose ( * 1988 )

Portrait of Susanne Loose

Biography of Susanne Loose

Artist drawing inspiration from nature

Susanne Loose is a tattoo artist and freelance architect. She was born in 1988 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in Saxony. From 2007-2014 she studied architecture at the Dresden University of Technology and then worked in various offices in Dresden, Zurich, Berlin and Hamburg, where she lives today.

Drawing and painting has accompanied her since early childhood. Especially animals and people, she drew mainly illustrative during her schooling, as a teenager she coined an intense phase in the manga style. While studying architecture, she lost track of drawing, but her love for graphic representation was fueled there. They were most enthusiastic about the art subjects, such as nude drawing, painting, etching and the subject "presentation", as well as the production of atmospheric plan drawings and visualizations. After starting her professional career, she rediscovered the urge for a pen and a brush - most of the works were created from her portfolio. As a result, she has been dedicated to tattooing since 2017, with the artistic and illustrative aspiration of the designs at the forefront of her work.

Susanne has always been mountain enthusiastic, mountain climbing in the Alps or climbing, where always to find rocks. Her places of longing find themselves in her mountain motifs, which she brings to paper with strong watercolor paints and graphic black lines in ink. Inspiration finds it in rugged rocky landscapes or walks in the woods, the lighting mood at sunrise and sunset, weather phenomena in the mountains, animals (especially cats of all kinds), the silence and loneliness in the high mountains (the fewer trees, the better), the forests: here the soul relaxes.

In the mountain illustrations, she sketches the rocks thinly, paints the surfaces in a watercolor-like way, and then first sets the black lines (contour) with the ink pen or fineliners / markers. As a template serve photos, pictures from the memory or sometimes no template. She prefers a free representation by feeling. "Small mistakes in the picture disturb me less. It does not have to be perfect, but lively ", - says the artist.

She works mostly with watercolors (the color selection is mostly dependent on which color she wants) and draws with ink lines. For the tattoo designs, she often uses the iPad.

Art prints and oil reproductions by Susanne Loose

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