1.Requiem of the night
64 pages full color
Sparkle of shadows
48 pages full color
digital painting 2
English Ballistic publishing
For Commissions & licencing, feel free to contact me : firstname.lastname@example.org or my agents:
ALAN LYNCH for North America contracts, and ARENA for Europe.
Freelance illustrator born in August 1980, I live in a small city near Paris.
I create illustrations for book covers, I’ve worked for many publishing houses around the world, concept arts for video game industry and tutorials, work in progress for several magazines specialized in 2d.
In 2007, I published my first artbook « Elixir 1 », a collection of illustrations with short stories, followed by the second volume in 2010.
The worlds I’m trying to create through my illustrations are fantasy based, my favourite subject, but I always add a touch of classicism and romanticism, mixing styles brings more realism to the painting.
I usually start with a very basic rough paper sketch, then I switch to Photoshop and rework the whole concept by adding colors and the general lighting. If the composition pleases me I then go on with the long process of working details.
I need around two weeks to complete a piece, this will depend of the composition’s complexity and the amount of details and elements.
Drawing has always been a huge part in my life, since my childhood. Becoming a professional illustrator was not obvious, it happened quite by mistake and later.
After studying History of Art and Archeology at the Sorbonne, I went to a 3d school where I discovered digital illustration. Photoshop and Painter offer almost total freedom of creation, I love being able at any time to crop, change colors, light, remove or add details.
I started to work as a freelance illustrator in 2005, by trading my pens and paper for Photoshop and a Wacom graphic tablet.
In 2012 I decided to try something new by creating my own publishing house/shop EXUVIA. Designing from start to finish my own products is extremely interesting and exciting!
I released in 2014 my third artbook Opale 1 under this label.
Spectrum, Ballistic Publishing, Ubisoft, TOR Book, Random House, Orbit Books, Penguin, Harper Collins, Bloomsbury, Scholastic, Imagine Fx magazine, Nathan, Gulf stream, Bragelonne, Gallimard...
Heaven & Earth (Cross stitch), KVH Verlag (Puzzles), CDO (Tube, Scrapkits), Posterlounge (Posters), Society6 (Posters, skins and cases), Redbubble (Posters, Notebooks, Pillow...)
What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
The alarm clock
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Movie director or Egyptologist
What profession would you not like to do?
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Red or white?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
What turns you off?
What is your favorite curse word?
CAN I USE SOME OF YOUR ARTWORK ?
You may use my works only for NON PROFIT usage
You may not:
-cut/resize/add elements or modify in any way my images.
-use my images without a link pointing to my site or a ©Melanie Delon somewhere in the image.
-use more than 4 images (if more please ask me before hand).
-use my images to promote ideas, concepts, commercial links, etc, that I do not approve.
Some of my brushes. Please install the tablet drivers before using them.
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