What software/materials do you use?
I use a Wacom Cintiq 13HD and Adobe Photoshop.
If you are a young artist looking for an alternative software I can recommend Krita which is a free open source program very similar to Photoshop.
About brushes - I enjoy testing and creating new brushes very often and usually don’t keep track of the specific ones used for each painting. That being said, most of the brushes I use are heavy textured ones. At the moment my go-to brushes are pastel and chalk brushes from the Dry Media pack available in Photoshop.
Paint - I mainly use watercolour, from various brands. My favourites are Schmincke Horadam and Winsor & Newton, but I also use some colours from Sennelier and Kuretake Gansai Tambi.
Pencil - My favourite brands of coloured pencils are Faber-Castell Polychromos and Albrecht Dürer (watercolour pencils). When sketching quick studies I will use any plain mechanical pencil, although for more developed sketches and artwork I generally use a black or navy coloured pencil.
Paper - I have a preference for Hot Pressed watercolour paper, the brands I use most often are Arches and Saunders Waterford.
What does your process look like?
I almost always start by thumbnailing my illustrations on paper, even for digital artwork. This is how I work out composition and quickly get ideas from my mind down on paper. When painting digitally I mostly use shapes and colours to define the illustration, rather than working on a very clean linework.
If you are curious about my entire process I posted a step by step of the Lighthouse illustration from the starting concept idea to the finishing touches. I also sometimes post time-lapse videos of my work (both watercolour and digital painting) on social media.
What are your favourite things to draw?
Anything nature and wildlife related. I also love creating cute characters and colourful worlds with a cozy and cheery vibe.
How did you find your art style? Any tips on developing my own style?
I don’t know if I have a very distinct style as I keep experimenting a lot. It’s a slow process, and I’m ok with that. It is ok to let it emerge naturally and evolve with time. I believe your style is the accumulation of all the influences and inspirations that you gather, consciously or not. It is the way you interpret what you see and and how you reproduce it on paper. Every time you discover and understand something new it will impact the way you see and therefore what you create.
Rather than focusing on creating a style of your own, get a good understanding of fundamentals. Make studies of what is around you, draw from life whenever possible. The choices you make when translating what your eye sees and putting lines on paper, that is your style. If you are tasked with drawing 100 trees from life, you’ll probably do your best to reproduce what is in front of you. Now try again to draw a tree but without any reference, that tree is a tree drawn in your own voice, from your understanding of how trees are after having drawn 100 of them. Not only that, but every colour you pick, themes you evoke, etc. are part of what defines your style. Just keep drawing whatever you enjoy drawing and your style will find you!
What inspires you?
I find inspiration in the works of all the talented artists posting on the internet, I’m so happy to be part of this lovely community and strive to inspire others in return. Movies and animation in particular have a big impact on my art as well. I have always loved stories and read a lot, reading makes your creative muscles grow so fast! I create stories in my mind for everything I see and experience. I go on daily hikes in the forest and most of my ideas are born while walking in nature or around my neighbourhood. In fact many of the houses and items present in my illustrations find their real-life models near my home (yes, even the ghosts).
What payment methods do you accept?
At this moment, these payment methods are accepted :
Visa (credit and debit cards)
MasterCard (credit and debit cards)
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, I ship worldwide from Belgium. All orders are sent flat as a large letter or small parcel with the Belgian Post service.
Prior Shipping is free worldwide.
ATT : Some select countries are required to opt for a tracking number (eg countries in South America) at an additional cost.
How often do you ship items?
I make my best to send your parcels as fast as possible. Depending on the number of orders received, I go to the post office once to twice a week on Tuesdays and/or Fridays.
How long does shipping take?
Below is an estimation of the shipping delays :
Europe : 5 to 7 business days
USA & Canada : 10 to 15 business days
South America : 15 business days
Australia : 15 to 20 business days
Please note that special times of the year such as Holiday Season might mean postal services are flooded with parcels and delays are therefore sometimes longer.
Can I receive a tracking number for my order?
Prior shipping is free for all available locations, however it does not include a tracking number.
An optional tracking number is available during checkout. With this option selected, you will be required to provide a signature at the reception of your package to confirm its safe arrival.
Some select locations such as countries from South America are required to opt for the tracking number.
ATT: If you live in a country where you are aware postal services aren’t reliable, please request a tracking number for the safety of your package! Once I mail your package it is out of my responsibility if it gets lost by the postal system of your country.
I forgot to add something, made a mistake in my address,… How can I modify my order?
What is your return policy? Do you refund items?
If you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to me within 14 days. I will offer a refund of the item’s price upon return of the package, only if the content is in new condition. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs.
Because they are made to order, I do not accept refunds nor returns for any custom artwork (commissions).