IDEAS FEEL LIKE CHAMPAGNE BUBBLES EFFERVESCING WITHIN MY CREATIVE MIND, CHALLENGING ME TO BRING THEM TO LIFE
An illustration is generally intended to complement a text or narrative. My 2D illustrations are either personal works or commissioned images created for posters, flyers, magazines, books, advertising, and other communication tools. Most of my illustrations are vector-based (unlike pixel-based images, which are limited by resolution) and are created with Adobe Illustrator. No 3D software was used in the creation of my illustrations. I prefer using perspectives, light, and shading to create multiple layers of depth. My raw materials and tools include hand-drawn sketches, personal photography, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as my faithful Intuos Pro tablet and iPhone.
Before I became a graphic designer, I studied commercial photography at Dawson College while working as a draftsman specialized in industrial automation and modelmaker for SNC-Celulosa (this is before the merging of SNC and Lavalin). I was often asked to draw technical illustrations of varying installations and whatnot. As an artist, and although I’ve delved into more classic painting and sketching techniques, I’ve always been fond of creating technical and architectural illustrations.