Ink + Pencil
Inks are incredibly versatile. Flowing yet highly pigmented, unlike watercolor, they leave behind impressive textures in portraits. Any simple model or idea can suddenly become more alive through the creative process. Inks offer vibrant colors that don't fade over time, making it one of the favored techniques for portraits.
Pencil techniques are known to be very precise and are appreciated when sketching for other projects. It's often also challenging to try to create an artwork with pencils only but it's the best practice an artist can use to achieve professional level greyscales compatible with other techniques. If the drawing isn't good, how can the painting be?
The sources of inspiration for these two techniques often revolve around people, expressions, mood, and imagination coming from storytelling.
Family crest Process - Pilloud
Typography Portrait Process - Karole
Black & White Ink Process - James Dean
Ink on Paper
Personalized portraits: Using a picture or a model, the artist will paint a portrait that suits chosen criteria of style, color and mood to your taste. You can also have an idea of a character you would like to bring to life and have the artist work on character design to bring you exactly that.
Commissions: A custom artwork will be create according to your style preference or ideas. A few preview sketches will be made before the artist starts painting.
Original paintings: Artwork is always available for acquisitions directly from the artist either as prints or original paintings. You can browse the online store or visit the atelier located in Fribourg for more details.
"The Vortex" Ink on Paper - Extended Version
Speed painting the background of "The Vortex" on paper, with my favorite set of ink! This painting was supposed to be -just a test- but ended up looking actually like something. Material used: Amsterdam Inks, 850g Fabriano paper (extra white) Music: Bensound.com