Saturday, October 15, 2011

I go indie

It's just the beginning. I'm starting a new turn in my professional life : make an entire game alone ! is it sound crazy ???  Programming included of course :) I think about it since a very long time. I want to make a game like a painter in its workshop, no huge team (no team at all), no mass of money, but ideas !

It's a risky goal. Very hard to reach ! I'm not sure to make something interesting. But life isn't about certitude.

 I stopped my contract with ubisoft for one year. So let's go !

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"From Dust", preview of the game.

Good job Gamespot ! :)
It's an interesting preview of the game.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sam Nielson

I discovered recently a great illustrator who is Sam Nielson. And I wanted to share its blog with you. Because he is a great source of learning and sharing knowledges. Specificaly in rendering of lighting and material, and other good tips ! Sam Nielson blog

another interesting website  related to : The Art Center

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Eric Chahi, Interview : "From Dust"

http://www.destructoid.com/the-return-of-a-master-eric-chahi-s-from-dust-185323.phtml

NEW Project : "From Dust" !

My new game I am working on : "From Dust", since two years.

We are only 3 artists on this project, it's not very usual at Ubisoft ! rolf :)

So, I have done only  few concept art, between Art direction, and HARD work, zbrush, silo, mudbox, 3dsmax, etc..  I learned a lot and I love that !

The game will be released next spring !

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The Tribe :

Concept Art / 3D Paint over, from a zbrush model Cedric Seaut.



tech demo :

Saturday, January 30, 2010

How to track new interesting images on the web.

I want to share a small trick I use to improve my imagination and my knowledges in Art.

First, imagination need to be feeded. More you can watch new things, more you can mix and create new ideas. Also I try to not follow other artist in the same category as me. I prefer be inspired by 2D designer, industrial designer, photographer, architect, and so. Because  a diverse source of inspiration is one of the key point for new ideas.

I'm connected to these RSS which are actively searching some new stuff.

I use Bloglines.com for agregate them.

Firefox and "Save Image in Folder" plugin to save and organize.

Here they are ! Hundreds of interesting images, illustrations, design, architecture and so... by weeks.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/ffffound/everyone
http://feeds.feedburner.com/dezeen
http://dtybywl.tumblr.com/rss
http://englishrussia.com/?feed=rss2
http://www.formfiftyfive.com/?feed=rss2
http://www.inpictureswetrust.net/?feed=rss2
http://blog.merdanchik.com/feed/atom/
http://moet.tumblr.com/rss
http://feeds.feedburner.com/monster-munch
http://feeds.feedburner.com/pingmag_e
http://syntheticpubes.com/rss
http://nekromantik.tumblr.com/rss
http://underscape.tumblr.com/rss



Enjoy

Monday, January 18, 2010

My first game as a Concept Artist

Prince of Persia - Warrior within

I came to Montreal for this game and this job. It was one of my best decision in my life. Thanks to Nicolas Bouvier alias Sparth who encouraged the frog to jump the Atlantic. It was the begining of a very strong experience with talented illustrators. And I really don't know if it was a good decision to come back to France some years after ! But fortunately Internet making the world more accessible... And the frog can jump again !