It’s me, Tanja Stephani
I am a freelance illustrator, a sculptor, an artist and a bluegrass bass player, living and work in a old farmhouse, on a mountain in Switzerland, with pets ,
lovely husband, growing up childrens and an fabulous grandmother.
I made a training after artschool as an graphic designer, in the early eighties without computer, that’s how I learned to do all by hand, lettering, illustration...
My worksteps are first to imagine a character, second illustrating it on paper and third, bring it to life in three dimensions with paperclay.
I use all kind of materials, and love to explore new media as procreate too.
The magic of giving life to my characters, in illustrations or three-dimensional, gives me a wonderful feeling.
When I’m not drawing, you can find me in a huge garden, in the forest, on the ground playing with my pets, or sitting together with family and friends playing music.
I will say I’m a happy kind of person.