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Genkis illustrator webdesigner
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
France
I draw since I was 6 years old. I've always wanted to be an illustrator and a comic artist. But sometimes, life choose for you ;) So I became a webdesigner and a graphic artist and I've continued to draw on my free time to become better and try to be a pro. I've founded my own webagency where I've worked 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 and a 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 (except if you are a genious, but I'm not ^^).
Now I would like to work in another country. A place where I can speak English or French to begin ;)

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 rotting the comics of my parents with sketches wich were, to be gentle... abstracts and perfectibles.
Since I have been exploring and working 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 that could give if I spent 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 be 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, 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 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 work ...

Genkis - illustrator, graphic artist and webdesigner

My agent : advocate-art.com www.advocate-art.com
mail@advocate-art.com
56 The Street, Ashtead
Surrey, KT21 1AZ, UK
+44 (0) 20 8879 1166

Current Residence: France

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genkisgenkkis.tumblr.com/
drawcrowd.com/
www.pinterest.com/genkisgenkki…
portfolio.cgsociety.org/
vk.com
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Well, I don't who you are but, I want to say "thank you". Thank you for buying prints of my artworks.
That means so much to me. I will do my best to draw better illustrations again and again.

Well, I give you a big hug :)

Bien, je ne sais pas qui vous êtes mais, je veux vous dire "Merci". Merci d'acheter des tirages de mes illustrations. Ca me touche vraiment. Je ferais de mon mieux pour faire de meilleurs dessins, encore et encore.

Bref : gros calin à vous :)

Genkis - illustrator
My agent : advocate-art.com www.advocate-art.com

Follow me/Suivez moi :
www.facebook.com/genkkis
twitter.com/GenkisGenkkis
cghub.com/
genkisgenkkis.tumblr.com/
drawcrowd.com/
www.pinterest.com/genkisgenkki…
portfolio.cgsociety.org/
vk.com

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:iconztlawton:
ztlawton Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you think you'll be able to make it to this year's HonorCon?
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Genkkis Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure that I understand your question. If you ask if I will be at the HonorCon, well if the organisation invite me, why not ?  :)
And if it was not this question, well, can you explain it pease ? Remember that I'm a newbie in English ;)
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ztlawton Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, even if you're not invited to be an official guest, you can still come as a regular guest. You just have to pay for a ticket.

And I thought it might be cool to meet a cover artist. Especially one whose book covers actually match the books they go with!
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jrw1191 Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear god your artwork for the Honorverse is AMAZING! :D <3
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Genkkis Jan 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, thank you very much, I do my best :)
I'm still working on several projects for the Honorverse. So I will add new stuff in few weeks/months. :)
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Casperium Jan 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! I hope you have the best day ever!! :dance: :party::iconfuncakeplz::icontyttataudnor:
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Genkkis Jan 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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TheMan268 Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:party: :cake: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :cake: :party:
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Genkkis Jan 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, thank you :D
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