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Edouard Elcet, realistic professional 2D/3D illustrator

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Hello artists and friends!

After natural science studies (science doctorate) and a long professional activity without relation to my present activity, I learnt drawing at the Duperre Applied Art High School. This allowed me to become a professional illustrator and to sell many drawings from 1996 to 2003.

My drawings site is today (it is both French/English),

From  2004 to 2008, I have worked fulltime as computer graphics teacher, most of the sessions about Photoshop, although my preferred software was Adobe Illustrator. Of course I did some teaching also about Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress.

My teaching site is (mostly in French but some tuts in English too). Please do notice that this one uses "net" while my drawing site ends as "fr"!

This resulted in the illustration of two tutorial books (these books and their associated sites are only in French):

- Le Grand Livre d’Illustrator (The Big Illustrator Book) illustrated with 123 plates gathering more than 1000 drawings,

- Maquette creative avec Adobe InDesign (Creative layout with Adobe InDesign), with 96 plates (published in BW, but downloadable as a PDF color booklet).

These books are very special, in the sense that they are the first ones to have a comic adventure heroin: Silvia.

I have now ceased teaching to be again an independant illustrator to undertake a comic project, "Silvia, the Adventures of Silvia Robin",   which appears as a very logical choice. The site (both French/English) is not a public one. It is only for friends, especially from Renderosity, to give me some comments to improve the project. There is a secret code necessary to access to the already drawn comic pages, it will be shared only to long-time friends and people for whom I am a favorite artist. Nevertheless, 66 drawings are in public access.

Because I learnt realistic drawing late in my life, I met with a lot of perspective and anatomy problems to reach a level which could reach commercial publishing. Hence my strong interest for 3D, modeling and render: Cinema 4D, Poser, Quidam, Argile, Artmatic Voyager, Terragen.

Thanks for having interest for my gallery. All comments and rating are welcome! I like visiting the galleries of other artists, both for the pleasure to see your images, but also because I'm always willing to learn from others. It's funny to see so many amateurs being far better than pros who earn their life since years with drawings or 3D renders!

NOTE: I've been very busy these times (health problems in my family plus the fact that to  undertake a professional comic project means a huge work), so it is not easy for me to post and comment... be kind if I am late to comment your galleries!


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