Everybody needs some heroes.

I’m working on a new illustration series at the moment, which will feature all of the musicians, writers, artists, etc. that influenced me a lot and accompanied me through my life so far. This idea came to me about a year ago and I’m thinking about it now for some time. And I really love it. First of all I enjoy thinking about my so-called “heroes” and deciding which one really means enough to me to make it into this project. And second it’s great to dig deep and re-experience what they represent in my life and to try to put all this in the drawing. There’s more to come soon…

But first – it’s the infamous Mr. Liam Gallagher. Oasis were such an important band for me growing up and their music never lost its magic for me. I don’t think even a month had gone by since I was about 13 or 14 that I’ve not heard their music. You could argue now – why Liam? Why not Noel? He’s the mastermind behind all the albums and hits and Liam is just the naughty show-off that knows to sing. And yes, you’re absolutely right. But for me it always was Liam – eventhough I’m quite sure I wouldn’t like him, if he was just a guy I would meet in real life. As singer on the stage and from this certain distance he always fascinated me a lot. He’s that bad boy with that great voice and that attitude that kind of helped me through adolescence. Most of the time I was quite a good girl but his wildness helped me to step out more and speak up. And I cherish that very much, because I think everybody needs a wild and rude side, even though you wouldn’t act on it most of the time – you can enjoy it a lot in that bad boy on stage.

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About Mardou
Hi! My name is Manuela Heidenreich but sometimes I'm Mardou around the web. I live in Vienna, work as a multimedia designer and try to be an illustrator in my spare time. This blog is about everything that fascinates me - no more, no less.

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