Let’s go way back. Where were you born and raised? Where are you now? What sparked your interest in digital art?
I was born in France but raised in different countries, including China, Russia and Greece. My father works abroad, so as a kid we had to move with him every couple of years. I am currently living in Los Angeles, where I've been for the last six months roughly.
My interest in digital art was sparked mainly by video games when I was kid. I discovered Diablo 2 and Starcraft when they came out, and I just had a passion for video games and game art since. I used to draw every day and I discovered one day that you could merge both and get something amazing called Concept Art!
I've been doing digital art ever since!
Ekibea 42F by Geoffrey Ernault
How would you describe your art?
It's hard for me to put my own art into words, but I would say something along the lines of 'colourful chaos'.
I very often start with something very chaotic and random, both in terms of technique and theme, but then try to push the mood. I put a lot of attention to light and color in order to get something that appeals to me. I also love the idea of making something that seems dangerous or scary at first but making it in a way that still generates curiosity.
Like a big monster that you'd still want to go say hi to, or colourful plants that are actually very deadly.
Rigs by Geoffrey Ernault
What are some of the projects you have worked on / clients or studios you’ve worked with?
I've was lucky enough to work on varied projects early on, like movies (MPC), mobile games (NaturalMotion), or AAA (Guerrilla Games). The biggest one so far was probably Rigs at Guerrilla Games, which is still TBA but that I'm very excited about it.
I'm also eager to see how people will react to VR on console.
I'm currently working at Riot Games and it is definitely my best experience so far. It's crazy being surrounded by so many talented people.