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At first, I had some trouble drawing on my PC. It was lacking a decent drawing program actually. There are a few pictures here that were made using a poor MS-DOS version of Deluxe Paint 2 (which was a must on the Amiga, but not so hot on PC). It only allowed me to use standard VGA modes, which were a real pain.

Then came Paint Shop Pro and Adobe Photoshop. I don't really feel comfortable with the latter, but it has many undeniable advantages.

Lately I often scan a sketch that I did on paper and finish it on my Mac.


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Staircase Rapids

Date: 02-May-2017
Size: 3488x1958, 1.92 MB

Part of a project for a friend. He wanted a few atmospheric pictures to illustrate a wonderful guitar piece he had composed. Please go listen to it.

I used an unusual technique: I drew the outlines with a marker pen on paper, then added shadows using pencils, and finally added colors on my computer.


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Fang Range

Date: 16-April-2017
Size: 3476x1958, 995 KB

Part of a project for a friend. He wanted a few atmospheric pictures to illustrate a wonderful guitar piece he had composed. Please go!

I used an unusual technique: I drew the outlines with a marker pen on paper, then added shadows using pencils, and finally added colors on my computer.

Nostalgia trip bringing back the atmosphere of the Amiga game Shadow of the Beast 2. Felt so good you wouldn't believe it.


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Crescent Forest

Date: 09-April-2017
Size: 3482x1948, 1.22 MB

Part of a project for a friend. He wanted a few atmospheric pictures to illustrate a wonderful guitar piece he had composed. Just go RIGHT NOW!

I used an unusual technique: I drew the outlines with a marker pen on paper, then added shadows using pencils, and finally added colors on my computer.


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I Can Has Boom?

Date: 07-Mars-2015
Size: 780x1000, 359 KB

Even more Minecraft. Look at those adorable, yet creepy feets! :3


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Steve Vs The Creeper

Date: 28-July-2012
Size: 1478x948, 470 KB

More Minecraft.


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Creepider

Date: 10-December-2011
Size: 1572x1288, 1.2 MB

I've been recording some videos of me playing Minecraft. Someone made a witty comment about a creeper being adopted by spiders, so I simply had to draw it!

Took me about 10 minutes to draft it. It was my first contact with The Gimp too.


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Guess who's coming for dinner

Date: 24-June-2007
Size: 1545x1730, 336 KB

Yeah, right, I know. And the Oscar for weird titles goes to...

Took me about 3 hours and a half of coloring. Don't know what went wrong through my mind with that one.


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Totems on Mars

Date: 18-March-2007
Size: 1500x1080, 140 KB

I did this illustration for the Ben Bova novel named Mars.


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Fractal

Date: 11-March-2007
Size: 603x1024, 296 KB

The initial inspiration for this came from a Juan Gimenez illustration named Jupiter. I have no idea what the original picture represented, and I'm aware that his "thing" was rather technological than biological, but sometimes imagination flies way beyond the initial intention.

This is supposed to represent a living, self-aware and intelligent creature. I have a pretty good idea of its body structure and I have described it in a blog entry one day (in French, sorry).


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Faery Hill

Date: 14-May-2006
Size: 2464x2873, 1.01 MB

Strange, really. I felt like drawing a giant tree on a sheet of paper, but I couldn't decide what to put beneath its roots. It took me several days to finally decide for a simple hill and forest. Then I couldn't figure out what colors would fit it best. After much thinking, I went for a night sky and put a light source at the very foot of the tree. And at the last minute, I added the funny flying sparkles and decided they were faeries! So much for the inner vision of the artist! :op

Note that it can be printed on an A4 page without losing any detail.


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Indigo Hills

Date: 24-September-2005
Size: 2436x654, 344 KB

Another uninteresting scribble during a meeting. But with the help of Paint Shop Pro to add some (strange) colors and a few clouds, it became quite pleasing, don't you think?


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Spiral

Date: 04-May-2005
Size: 2445x3360, 1.06 MB

Now that's embarassing! I have no idea what this one represents, although I like it a lot. I just followed my instinct, grabbed a marker pen for the first time in several years, and drew a bunch of floating rocks.

Note that it can be printed on an A4 page without losing any detail.


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Frying Pan

Date: 06-November-2004
Size: 1270x1980, 1.43 MB

Sketch drawn at work. This one took me totally by surprise, as the last time I had drawn something that pleased me was such a long time ago.
Somehow I managed to introduce kind of a cartoon feel into it, don't you think?

Note that the large version can be printed on an A5 page without losing too much detail.


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The Green Land

Original size: 640x480, 256 colors

This peaceful landscape makes me think of The Lord of the Rings. It was part of a screen saver that would show different weather in turn (night, sun, mist, rain, etc.).


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Takashi's Death

Original size: 640x480, 16 colors

This illustrates a dramatic episode of the Akira comic strip. Notice that the picture only contains 16 colors. All those lovely gradients involve a lot of manual dithering.


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City At Night

Original size: 640x480, 16 colors

This is Neo-Tokyo city, also from the Akira comic strip. Many people have asked me how all those little lights were made. Well, I drew them one at a time using a magnifying tool in Deluxe Paint 2. Nothing outstanding, really. Just a lot of time spent clicking.  :o)

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