I was born in North France,
and lived as a child in Normandy. When I was six months old, my
father, a talented landscape painter, put in my podgy fingers a
pencil, and from that moment I have never stopped drawing,
characters most of all.
My childhood was lulled by
ghost stories, books reading alone with a torch under my blanket at
night, theatre shows on the banks of the Seine...I remember one day
when a circus came to our little Norman village. I spent my days
there while they set-up. From then on I became very passionate by
what I’m pleased to call “The Red Curtain World”.
So at age 8, I decided to
become an illustrator, I wanted to “Make People Dream” (especially
children if I could).
Ten years later, I’m in
Lyon, at Emile Cohl Art School, which is very well known here in
France. My major is in illustration professional medium. I have
learned illustration, animation, comic strips and painting, and now
am qualified in the field.
In my gallery you will find
one of my projects, which I loved doing (and I'm still fascinated
with), about the theme of “freaks”. I started loving them when at
age 14, I saw the Tod Browning 30’s film “Freaks, the monstrous
parade”, late one night on a German cultural channel (“Arte”). I
researched the subject at my colleges great library (looked like a
Harry Potter library to me!) and found an old Almanach named the
“Crapouillot” in which I found a lot of articles about human
oddities. But their deformity wasn’t the point of my interest:
“they’re human!” I told myself.
It was all I could imagine,
what's behind the gaze, what's behind the performer, what's behind
the physique? Great personalities, most of the time! By drawing
them as characters, I wanted to express my tenderness for them, I
find each individual very beautiful in their differences. So I
took my pencil and brushes, and started to work, and will try to
fulfil this gallery sometimes.
You can also see my other
stuff at my blog , Have a nice visit, Cheerio!