Location: Switzerland Web: http://ifxm.ag/a-salamin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ME DIA: Photoshop
Twenty-two-year-old freelance illustrator Aimé discovered Photoshop and digital drawing at art school. “My first steps in digital painting weren’t easy,” he says. “I didn’t want to become a digital artist at first. I wanted to draw with classical mediums.” But his view changed. “Step by step I was seduced by the visual possibilities of Photoshop,” he says.
Aimé counts Japanese media – manga and martial art films in particular – as an influence. “Even though it’s not my culture, I feel an attachment to this universe,” he says.
Samuri “I wanted to do a battle scene with samurais. I really like Japanese movies and everything that comes from this land. I wanted to do something realistic, with the feeling of a wave crashing against an opponent.”
Run run run “I was keen to create a spaceship race contest that takes place within a post-apocalyptic universe. It was crucial that I emphasised the scene’s sense of speed.”
Tudù “This is for a mobile video game project called Opticale and the creature is a Tudù, inspired by a bird and squirrel. My goal was to represent it in a natural environment.”
Future’s sons “I wanted to create illustrations of kids living in a future completely destroyed by machine wars, with these children having to survive in a giant grave of robots.”