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The aim of this page is to give you a bit more insight on my work; the work I have created or the work I am creating at the moment. I will explain some of my thoughts, my creative process and why I do things the way I do them. Click on the + to read the articles.


CONVERSATIONS / March 2016


Starting a conversation

A few people emailed me on the fact that they could not comment on what I have written. In a world where everything happens online and where conversations happen as much on social media as they happen in real life, I realised it was a very valid point. Until I figure out the best tool for commenting to include on this page, I have added as a starting point for conversations a twitter button. It is not quite the same as leaving a comment but it is a good tool nevertheless to communicate. What do you think?

AMBITION & HOMAGE / February 2016


Inspiration that gave me ambition

As a child when I would see an advert made by an illustrator, that would appeal to me a lot. I would always wonder how realistic it looked even though it was only an interpretation of reality. Discovering new visual styles and comparing one advert to another by observing every detail (such as colours, lines, compositions) was something I found fascinating. Some illustrators would obviously stood out and René Gruau was one of them. I was finding his work very stylish and it would inspire me a lot. I was thinking of a job where you spend all your time drawing would be the perfect one for me. I also soon realised that I would need to work very hard to get to such a level where people would actually pay for me to draw. René Gruau’s style inspired me a lot but his talent and success provided me with ambition. I wanted that ‘drawing’ job!

Many years later after working on and developing my own style I was very proud when I realised that my illustrations were sold in British chainstores such as Waterstones’, WH Smith or Boots and, that they were right next to René Gruau’s illustrations. I was actually prouder to have my work sold next to his work than to be actually in these stores!

When I have time, for my own pleasure, I create illustrations with no specific brief or topic. “Last Summer in Rio” (on the left below) is an homage to a poster designed by René Gruau which I always found vibrant and alive. This illustration I have created is my way to say thank you for all the inspiration he gave me but above all the ambition to achieve a dream, producing stylish commercial illustrations and being paid for them (Just like René Gruau did!).


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NEW YEAR / January 2016


Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Being a new year, I am wishing you all (the people who followed me and my work, the people who believed in me and encouraged me when I started, the professionals I have collaborated with who were keen to try on something different and creative) a H A P P Y  N E W   Y E A R   2 0 1 6 !

In July 2016, ob27 will have been creating for 10 years. This is an anniversary that I will be very happy but also very proud to celebrate. 10 years is a long time; it was not always easy and on many occasions it was very challenging but, always exciting.

I have met very interesting people all along this road and I am looking forward to working and collaborating with them again but, also meet new people along this adventure that carries on.
It has been almost 10 years and it went very fast; I look forward to the next 10 years coming!
Thank you all again, and a happy new year!


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