Industry Interview: Tiago Hoisel


Animation College interviews Brazilian illustration talent Taigo Hoisel.


Tiago Hoisel is an iconic artist who’s coupling of realistic rendering with caricature-style designs is as beautiful as it is intriguing.

The most stunning feature of Hoisel’s work is his ability to portray a clear visual narrative in a single still image, and define clear emotion while still retaining a subtlety and deeper motivation.
Emotion can be portrayed in every aspect of a character. The eyes and face are just as important as the overall body language, and the use of caricature allows exaggeration to help drive character emotions.

tiago_lion_upload.jpgWe're very privilledged to have had the chance to speak with Taigo about his artwork:

1) Whats the most important thing, to you as an artist, when you are conveying an emotion in your work?

'I think it’s important to show something true when it comes to my work. I like to work fun and positive ideas because of my living and life experiences. I feel the urge to show that on my illustrations.'

2) Which part of the artistic process is the most satisfying to you?

It’s hard to say because I like almost everything in the process of creating characters and situations for them. Depending on the moment, I keep changing my focus towards painting, modeling and creating stories… but, for sure, I dedicate most of my time painting which is what I really like doing and it feels like a therapy for me. Lately, I’ve been having the opportunity to work on some animation for advertisements creating designs and directing them which is a dream come true for me.

3) What advice would you give to student starting out in illustration or animation?

'My advice is very simple: Do it with love. There’s nothing more important in life than being happy and feeling love towards people you live or something you do especially when it comes to work which takes up most of our time in life. Therefore, it’s a great blessing to work with what you love. That’s the way to a great story of success. So, respect your interests, because your interest determines your patience, your patience determines your dedication and your dedication determines your future.' This is the website of my studio. I hope you like it!

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