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.
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. I released in 2014 my third artbook Opale 1 under this label.
Spectrum, Ubisoft, TOR Book, Random House, Orbit Books, Penguin, Harper Collins, Bloomsbury, Scholastic, Imagine Fx magazine, Nathan, Bragelonne, Gallimard...
DIGITAL PAINTING INSTRUCTOR at CGMA
For book covers, concept art, personal, or other project, you can contact me directly with a brief of the work, your budget, and deadline, or my agents:
ALAN LYNCH for North America contracts.
ARENA for UK & Europe
TATE LICENSING for Licensing
PRINT READY COVERS: I'm offering a selection of pre-designed, print ready covers. You will be able to personalise these covers with your title, author name and strapline (if applicable). EACH COVER IS SOLD ONE TIME, once you purchase a cover it won't be sold again. All payments are made via Paypal.Follow this link to my book cover gallery.