ONCE UPON A TIME ...

I wanted to be a comic-book artist.

My parents never had to worry about me. If they ever wondered what I was up to, all they had to do was follow the quiet. They would find me reading a book, building spaceships out of LEGOs, or drawing, drawing, drawing amid scattered sheets of paper and mounds of eraser shaving.

For a while, I considered making a career of it, but when writing and photography became competing interests, I chose journalism instead. Years later, I switched gears again, this time going into visual effects and eventually into my current job as art director. Along the way, I started teaching myself music.

Apparently, I can't pick a box to fit in, forever a "Jack of all trades," perhaps even a "Renaissance man." I am half-French, after all.

DIGITAL ART

  • Pencils scanned into Photoshop.

  • An occasional sprinkle of Illustrator.

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Sketching Materials

TRADITIONAL MEDIA

  • Lots of pencil work.

  • Several ink pieces.

  • A handful of watercolors.

  • A single oil pastels painting.

SKETCHES

  • 15- to 30-second drawings that capture a shape, a motion, a mood

  • Random sketches to kill time

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PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Landscapes, patterns

  • Slices of life

  • Brief moments frozen in time forever

AI-ASSISTED CREATIONS

  • Digital paint in Photoshop

  • Starting point generated by the Midjourney AI app, based on my text prompts

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