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Nouvelle affiche du festival "Empreintes d'artistes 2017" réalisée par Annaëlle Diridollou et moi :)
New poster for the Art festival "Empreintes d'artistes" 2017 created by Annaëlle Diridollou and me :)

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FR : Voici la première illustration du tome 3 des aventures de Louarn, "Arbracadabra" (en cours de création)

UK : this is the first illustration for the third opus of Louarn's adventures, "Arbracadabra" (work in progress)

FR : Voici la première illustration du tome 3 des aventures de Louarn, "Arbracadabra" (en cours de création)

UK : this is the first illustration for the third opus of Louarn's adventures, "Arbracadabra" (work in progress)

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Genkkis
Genkis illustrator webdesigner
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
France
I have been drawing since I was 6 years old. I've always wanted to be an illustrator and a comic artist. But sometimes, life chooses for you ;) So I became a webdesigner and a graphic artist and I used to draw in my free time to become better and try to be a pro. I founded my own webagency where I worked for a few years.
Now, years have passed and my dream has become a reality : I'm an illustrator for several publishers in various countries :D
However, I'm still a graphic artist/webdesigner. I love these jobs. I don't want to do more things (even if I'm curious of everything). Too many hats could dilute skills ^^.
Now I would like to work in another country. A place where I can speak English (because I love speaking English) ;)

Some Publishers :
- Random House (US)
- L'atalante (France)
- Bragelonne (France)
- Opointzero (Belgium)
- Voy'el (France)
- Black Coat Press (US)
- Couleur dite/parole peinte (France)
- (More to come when books will be in stores)

What can I say ? I don't see. If you have any question, don't hesitate to contact me.

Webdesigner, graphiste et illustrateur
Webdesigner, graphic artist and illustrator

Website Art gallery : www.ligne-de-legende.net

FRENCH VERSION (english is below)
Ceci est un peu le "petit guide" qui préside à mon travail personnel. Il va de soi que dans le cadre de projets pour des clients, d'autres règles s'imposent.

Le dessin et le graphisme m'ont toujours fascinés. Gamin, je pourrissais les bandes dessinées de mes parents de croquis pour le moins... abstraits et perfectibles.
Depuis je n'ai cessé d'explorer et de travailler toutes les techniques que j'ai eu l'occasion d'essayer ; dessin, lithographie, gravure, infographie, photo, linogravure, écriture, typographie...
Sans pour autant devenir un maître dans toutes ces disciplines, j'y ai puisé mon inspiration pour l'image sous toutes ses formes.
Une fois "l'image" (quelle qu'elle soit) passée par le filtre de la perception et de l'imagination de chacun, il est possible de créer des variantes, des nuances, des déclinaisons... Sans doute est-ce la meilleure idée que l'on puisse se faire de l'infini.

Parfois je me demande ce que ça pourrait donner si je passais le test de Rorschach.
Depuis toujours je vois des formes hallucinantes dans les nuages. Je regarde le sable et imagine des cités oubliées, ce que ça a pu être avant de devenir du sable, ce que ça deviendra dans plusieurs millénaires. Qu'est-ce que qui se passe lorsqu'un enfant y façonne un château à coups de pelle et de seau...
Est-ce que des peuples ou des civilisations microscopiques s'effondrent et se créent à la façon de fourmilières imperceptibles à l'oeil ?
C'est pareil pour tout, plantes, bois, métaux, asphalte, peinture, rouille, etc. Tout est jeu de textures, de lumières et de couleurs, une myriade de langages et de messages adressés aux yeux qui savent les écouter.
D'une certaine façon, tout ce que nous voyons est comme une symphonie, que certains perçoivent plus ou moins. Cette immense chorale d'effets visuels avait commencé bien avant notre apparition et se poursuivra bien après que toute vie ait disparu. Cependant, il me semble que les humains pourraient être d'excellents interlocuteurs de cette musique s'ils se donnaient la peine d'écouter et de voir...
Les éléments ne sont pas seulement tordus et pliés à nos volontés pour nos petits besoins terrestres. Ils ont une âme, une personnalité, une expressivité...
Dans mon travail, je tente de me familiariser avec ce langage. Je pratique couramment mais il n'y a pas de pierre de rosette sur laquelle se baser, juste des créations... Un concert de travaux de milliers d'artistes, d'artisans d'art qui sont comme autant d'interprétations de ces langages... et qui deviennent mes sources d'inspiration...
Je mêle divers éléments (sable, pain, feuilles, écorce...). Ensuite tout cela passe au filtre de mon imaginaire et de diverses techniques (photo, dessin, infographie...) pour tenter de faire émerger des sensations, des émotions, de raconter des histoires ou des contes...
Et quand une personne apprécie un de mes travaux, alors c'est que je suis parvenu à maîtriser un de ces langages universels, au moins un bref instant. Et alors il est temps de se remettre à l'ouvrage...

ENGLISH VERSION (It's hard to explain in english but I try :D)
This is a little "short guide" that governs my personal work. It goes without saying that when I work for clients, I follow their rules.

The design and graphic design have always fascinated me. Kid, I ruined the comics of my parents with sketches which were, to be gentle... abstracts and perfectibles.
Since then I have been exploring and working with all the techniques that I had the opportunity to try, drawing, lithography, engraving, graphic design, photography, linocut, writing, typography...
Without becoming a master in all these disciplines, I found my inspiration for the image in all its forms.
Once the "image" (whatever that is) passed through the filter of perception and imagination of everyone, it is possible to create variations, nuances and variations... Without doubt this is the best idea that we can get of infinity.

Sometimes I wonder what would have been my results if I took the Rorschach test.
Since forever I see incredible shapes in the clouds. I look at the sand and I imagine forgotten cities, what it could have been before becoming sand, that it will become in several millennia. What happens when a child builds a castle with a shovel and bucket...
Do microscopic peoples or civilizations collapse and are created like anthills imperceptible to the eye?

That's the same for all plants, wood, metal, asphalt, paint, rust, etc.. Everything is game textures, lights and colors, a myriad of languages and messages for eyes that know how to "listen".
In a sense, everything we see is like a symphony, some see more or less. This huge choir of visual effects began a long time before our appearance and will continue after all life will be gone. However, it seems to me that humans could be excellent interlocutors of this music if they bothered to listen and see... The elements are not only twisted and bent to our will for our little earthly needs. They have a soul, a personality, an expression...

In my work I try to learn this language. I currently practice but there is no Rosetta stone on which to base, just creations... A concert of works of thousands of artists, craftspeople are as many interpretations of these languages ... and they become my inspiration...

I mix various elements (sand, bread, eggs, vegetables, leaves, bark...). Then it all goes through the filter of my imagination and a variety of techniques (photography, drawing, computer graphics...) in an attempt to bring out feelings, emotions, telling stories or tales...

And when a person likes one of my pieces of work, then it is that I managed to master one of those universal languages, at least briefly. And then it's time to get back to my pencils...

Genkis - illustrator, graphic artist and webdesigner

Current Residence: France

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Lolacwacwa Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I tell you something real quick? It's that you're awesome and you should know that, your art is really blessed and appreciated by yourself, me, many of your friends and your family too! Ima request you to keep being awesome, continue your OUTRAGEOUS artistic job and trust me, one day you're gonna look back at your art and think "wow I used to draw differently :)" make more art and make more memories. (Trust me I have drawings since grade 4 and now I'm just like WOAH) KEEP PROGRESSING MY FREIND! YOU'RE AWESOME (sorry for being a complete stranger who saw your artwork on discover art and now I'm telling you this I'm a weirdo I'm sorry if I'm a creep or a weirdo please forgive me if I am. God bless you)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Lol :)
First, welcome on DeviantArt :)
Second : thanks for your congratulations
Third : Mmmm... Yes, that's a little weird to see a so intense comment from a person that I don't even know but... after all, it's a pleasure to see that you can react so strong to my work. It's another kind of congrat :)
And four : I've already been keeping all my stuff since I was a young boy. And sometimes, I look back at what I did. I remember how long and hard it was, for a poor result in comparison of what I draw today.
And even now, when I look at what I did 10 or 5 years ago, there is still a gap. Each time I try to do better, a new point of view, a new mix of colors, a new universe... It's the better way to progress (well, for me, I don't know for the others). I always challenge myself because I wasn't able to go in very good art schools. My family was too poor. So it took me a long time, tons of practice to get it through. As I didn't have the possibility to follow classical Art lessons, each new work is an opportunity to work on a weakness... Anatomy, architecture, clothes design, and so on...
And each time I do something better than the previous one, and the following will be better too, and the next...
"I'm sorry if I'm a creep or a weirdo please forgive me if I am. God bless you)"
---->Nothing to forgive here, my pleasure. And God bless you too :)
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Lolacwacwa Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The thing you just replied to me, after all the nice things I said to anybody I would just get a "thanks" but you kinda revealed something I can connect to.

I am kinda poor right now, I stole my supplies or else I would only be doing sketches with very light pencils and you barely can see the art with light pencils. my parents today tell me I can't ever do art again, so I always go hide in my cold and smelly basement to keep progressing and keep doing what I love, and that's not the worst. Stealing is bad but I did it anyway, when I see pens on the ground I pick it up, once I took a whole pencil case filled with rusty pencil crayons, it seemed to be nobody's so I took it, I even asked my whole class if it was anybody's but they all said no. So that's my stealing part

So far I only got 3 years of progression. 2013-2016-2017

Where is 2015? Well I thought my art was horrible and people also helped me with my negative thoughts, they called my art ugly squiggle legs, and worse. In 2013 I never had proper supplies and then I see people around me with markers, pencil crayons, and this thing called copic markers and I never even knew they existed until a show off kid showed me. In 2016 I still never had supplies but this is the time I started taking things from the grounds and find miracle pencil cases filled with pencil crayons and markers. My parents don't even know how I do my art, but hey don't care of it either.

I hope one day I will come to a state as you. It must have been rough for you too. I'm in grade 8, I'm 13 and yeah. Thank you so much. For that reply. God bless you once again and I hope to see you even better and progress even more and I love you
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Edited May 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I try to answer to all comments I receive. It starts to be difficult, but I try ;)
And not just "thanks" when someone write a real and long comment.
Even if I make mistakes sometimes because English is not my native language ;)
It depends of the amount of illustrations that I have to deliver, if I have freetime or not...

Don't mind about other people bad thoughts, most of them are just jealous.
And it's always easier to bully or to criticize than create something with his own hands.
Just remember that most of them are not able to draw anything.

Yes, it was rough for me too, but less than you for one good reason : my parents always supported me. They helped me as they could, and it makes a huge difference. They managed to send me in an advertising/communication school where I had 13h of drawing per week. Not enough at all, but it was better than nothing, this was the first real opportunity for me. Even if I was good at drawing, I wasn't the best one, and other students had expensive tools that I couldn't afford. But... I kept practicing, always. Some years it was harder because I had to earn enough money to live so I took "bread and butter" jobs but... And I became more skilled, slowly.
Then, as I didn't know anyone in the business, I sent thousand portfolios to publishers, video games studios (really, maybe 4 or 5 thousands portfolios all over the world). It took me years but one day a famous French publisher replied and hired me as a freelance. I was 30 y-o. I did my best, it was my chance, THE chance you can't let go without regretting it all your life. And then everything changed in only 9 years. Today I've stopped "bread & butter" jobs 3 years ago and I sell my services as a freelance illustrator. I earn less than my previous jobs, but I'm so happy and free at last...

To be honest your drawings are as good as mine at the same age so... ;)
Just keep practicing. If that doesn't cost anything (or almost) to your parents, then, they won't have any reason to stop you...
And, maybe, you could try something like I did. As it was impossible to start as an illustrator/comic book artist from scratch, I decided to become a graphic designer and Art director. Like that, my studies where close to my passion, and later, my job was close to my passion too. Even if creating a website or a catalog is not like drawing, you still have to work on color, compositions, sometimes you can draw a little (but with this plan you'll have to practice on your freetime to progress more).
Like that, your parents would be reassured because you would learn a "real" and "normal" job. And they wouldn't have any reason to stop you.

Oh, one last thing, never give up. You know, sometimes drawing can be very frustrating. You work hard and you don't see any real progress. But life is strange and complicated, our brain works its own way...
Ten years ago, these artworks were the best I could do :
Erik against death
Samorian


And I received the letter from the French publisher. It was like a kond of "clic" in my brain. I don't even know how it was possible... But suddenly I was able to draw that :
Honor Harrington-At all costs2
I spent 2 intensive months on it.

2 or 3 years later I was able to draw this one in 2 intensive weeks :
The shadow of Saganami 2

And now I draw that in four days :
honorverse-the Service Of The Sword-full version

So, don't be desperate if you progress slowly, don't listen to others bad comments (I had a lot too), just keep practicing, keep looking at other artists'stuff, you'll learn a lot like that (I still watch at others artists'stuff and I still learn so much). If you dedicate your passion and your time to your drawing you'll progress. Will it be a job or a leisure ? I can't predict anything, except that you'll become skilled. For sure.

Even with simple tools can be enough. For example, Joe Madureira (who is a real star as a comic book artist and video game creator) use to draw with ball pens and he still use simple tools as you can see here :
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So, just keep up the good work ;)
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Lolacwacwa Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(And also my art teachers hate me and always fail me no matter how hard I do, because of this I can't go to any art school, I'm self taught)
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WarpObscura Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks :)
And a happy birthday to you :D
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WarpObscura Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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TheMan268 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
Hppy new year to you ;)
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