A Day In The Life Of Alexandre Honoré

I live in a little and cute town in the North-West of France (Normandie, not really far from Beachs of D-Day) in countryside… So, I have drawn since I could pick up a pencil and I never stopped! I went to art school for one year, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to work hard and put in lots of effort. It was a difficult period of four years. My first job was covers for a paper. Then, I started to show my work in galleries and art festivals. And now I’m working for Frenches and foreign Publishers and I still show my artworks in galleries…

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I really love drawing and painting, it lives in me, I need to do it everyday.  I can’t explain it! I was born with it! I’m addicted!

I draw my inspiration from old fairy tales, fantastic and sometimes fantasy. I grew up with the Lord of the Rings and Grimm tales… So I cannot imagine drawing something completely realistic. I need to bring something magic and poetic to my pieces. I love to put details all over. I want each item and characters to have a story to tell. Regrettably, I only can do that for private collections or shows. Sometime schedules or periods are too short with publishers…

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I work at home, that’s the best for me. No stress, no late, freedome… My « workshop » take place in the landing, between bedroom and lounge.

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Like lots of artists, I still begin artwork with some sketches. Then when I find a good sketch I scan it on my computer. With Photoshop, I realize a rough with the lights, shadows and the atmospheres of colours. After that, I define a size and I reproduce the sketch in details. Then I paint…

I work with acrylic, I love this medium, you can do everything you want ! Sometimes I use watercolor… I still have with me watercolour pencils, to make some final touches.

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My big mac works all the day with podcasts or deezer playlists… and to stay connected with the world!

Oh I forgot, I have loads of stuff, incredibly useless, that lives on my desk : a Spider-man found in the street, two paper goblins in little bottles, pine cones, studs, an old key, a paper dragon who moves when you change your glance, matches… and a wonderful orchid !

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I signed with Bright 2 month ago. I’m really happy to be aboard with this dynamic and nice team!

I’m sorry but I have to leave, I have so much incredible work to do ! Time is running out…

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My portfolio : http://thebrightagency.com/collections/artist/6?artist_id=298