September 2018

Photo credit: @ Swelly On the occasion of a Brunch organized by the associations "A l'Ombre d'un cocotier" and "La Wif", I performed for the first time for a drawing initiation workshop. Back on the event. Organizing such an event requires a lot of energy and personal investment. First of all, I had to find a theme. A theme that would speak to everyone. Recurring in the majority of my drawings, I chose to approach the representation of the Woman. "Draw the Ideal Woman", a subject that seemed simple and yet. My goal was to transmit the basics of paper drawing to the interested parties while teaching them to let themselves be guided by their emotions, their sensations. It is not easy to give consistency, however small, to the abstract (here, thought). But it is interesting to try. It is a way to approach Art in a personal way.

Many of you have asked me about it. Today, I'm going to talk to people who are curious to learn digital painting. With a little practice and diligence, digital painting will have no secrets for you. No, I'm exaggerating. I'm still learning a little more every day. I want to warn you, this is not a "Tuto", there are already plenty on Youtube. My goal is to see with you some fundamental points following my personal experience. What are the things to know? How and where to start? To get there, let's start with the basics! To excel in the field, you need to know what you are talking about, where you are going. Let's start with a little reminder of what digital painting is. "YOU SAID DIGITAL PAINTING. WHAT"? According to Wikipedia, "Digital painting, is a form of digital art that emerged in the 1990s in which traditional painting techniques, such as watercolor, oils, impasto, are applied using digital tools through a computer, graphics tablet, pen and software" Ok

Like most of you, I sometimes go away for a few days, to feed my imagination or simply take a break. Discover my essential tools. The ones that don't leave me, even when I'm 8000km away from Paris. "The artist reveals the depth. It is because he stands back from the visible that he is close to the invisible." - Karlfried Graf Dürckheim - Each landscape that we cross, each person that we meet during these few days/weeks/months constitute most of the time our daily landscape. Sometimes they even become real sources of inspiration. We are interested in their facial features, their character traits and sometimes even their history which is reflected in their eyes. We are certainly inspired, but we also learn a lot about ourselves. These little "breaks" are also an opportunity for me to diversify on other supports, to improve myself and/or discover new styles, detached from my computer screen. To confront my look to the outside world. Digital painting has its advantages and disadvantages. But going back to traditional drawing allowed me, in a way, to shape my "style". Apart from my clothes, my suitcase contains essentially 80% of my drawing material. To give you an idea of what I'm packing

On the occasion of the launch of the ephemeral store "Nil de Paris", the team of France-Antilles asked me some questions about my art. Discover my first interview by clicking on the logo below.