Xavier is a French concept artist and illustrator who’s currently living in Germany. “Drawing is an amazing way to show to others what’s on your mind and in your heart,” he says.
1 Kaze ni Naru
“This means ‘become the wind’ in Japanese. I like the poetic idea of becoming something else after life; here, I wanted to depict someone witnessing this moment.”
“I started in black and white, painting only the shadows. I combined tones using the Smudge tool, and left the lighter areas transparent. Then I painted light underneath this shadow layer. I was pleased with how everything turned out.”
3 Young Re bel
“Playing with Color Dynamics in Brush settings is an easy way to introduce variety in an image’s hue and saturation. It’s a good trick to make the colours vibrate and add energy to a painting.”
4 Tracking Dogs
“Here’s a world where humans could domesticate dinosaurs. Who wouldn’t want to go hunting with raptors instead of spaniels?”