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Who Am I ?

DEVON PENTZ

May 2011

1: Who am I?

I am Devon Pentz, a twenty-year-old fashion illustration student living in New York.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I study fashion and general illustration at F.I.T. I had the opportunity of drawing at the New York Fashion Week Oscar De La Renta SS11 show and one of my sketches made it onto the Oscar De La Renta facebook page, which was very exciting! Currently, I am finishing up the semester and getting my AAS this month. I am also interning for PMc Magazine.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I am from Huntington Station, NY, and I am going into the last two years of college and becoming more of an adult, hopefully.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

Probably my professor, Karen Santry. She is an amazing artist and one of the most selfless, kindest, and perhaps one of the craziest people I have met. My mother is also my hero!

5: What book is your bible?

Breaking into Freelance Illustration by Holly DeWolf and Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love floral prints, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, my boyfriend, Sean, Andy Capp’s Hot Fries, and giant, tacky, gold hoop earrings.

I hate big cars, homophobia, and red tomato sauce.

7: What is your raison d’être?

To grow and to love and to draw.

8: What is your favorite color?

Right now, my favorite color combination is pink and orange.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Sailor Moon and Wonder Woman!

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

The Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples in the American Museum of Natural History.

11: What turns you on?

Beautiful art, anything chocolate, and a nice, genuine smile.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

What should I eat for dinner tonight?

Devon Pentz is an illustration student at FIT who specializes in fashion illustration. At age 15, she attended the prestigious Huntington School of Fine Arts where she developed a passion for drawing the figure in a loose and fast style. She has drawn on location at New York Fashion Week in shows such as Oscar De La Renta, Bebe, and Emu Australia. She is currently a creative intern at PMc Magazine, while continuing to work to grow her fellow classmates’ fashion illustration website, FashionArtNYC.com.

LINKS:

Devon Pentz Website

Devon Pentz Blogspot

Fashion Art NYC

Overseen by Jillian Mercado

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Karen Olson

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Captions:

Devon Pentz drawing on location at W Hotel in Times Square, Photography by Karen Olson

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