21 janvier 2015

Flight of the Stories

To commemorate the First Word War Centenary and the opening of the new gallery at the Imperial War Museum in London, Aardman created a 1:30 mins film, directed by Darren Dubicki.
The aim of this movie was to recreate a painting-feel animation, with English war painters and their muted color palet -like Paul Nash- as main inspiration.
Here are some color keys and background paintings I've done for this project, which has been nominated to the Annie Awards this year, for Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial.
You can watch the film here 

22 septembre 2014


Last year I was quite busy working on the development of the Popeye feature at Sony Picture Animation, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, and Scott Wills as the production designer. For a bit more than a year I had the opportunity - and a lot of fun- to do concept artworks and colour keys on the project, until it got on hold last December. At that time the movie was fully story-boarded and incredibly promising.

Here is the CG animation test that has just been released, based on a sequence that I colour-keyed:

In the video presentation, some of the images I've done can be seen on the walls of the studio:

Fingers crossed the project will go back in pre-production soon!

09 avril 2014

Watching the world go by

I've no idea why I haven't posted it before, but here is my Yeti contribution for the collective exhibition "Merveilleux", tales and legends, at the Parisian gallery Arludik, which took place last year :

23 février 2014

Room On The Broom

After the "Gruffalo's Child", here is my contribution for the half hour film "Room On The Broom".
As the previous one, working on this project has been a great experience, and I wish the best to Jan Lachauer and Max Lang for their deserved Oscar nomination!

You'll find more behind the scene and artworks (including Manu Arenas' incredible designs) on Max Lang's blog:
And here's the trailer:

© Orange Eyes Limited 2012  -  Produced by Magic Light Pictures

22 janvier 2014

The Gruffalo's Child #2

I haven't post for ages, and I just realised that I've never shown the color keys I've done for the "Gruffalo's Child" short, in late 2008, so here it is! :

The timing was very short, but everything was so well prepared by the two directors Uwe Heidshotter and Johannes Weiland that it has been a real pleasure to work on this project! : )

Here is the trailer:

14 décembre 2012


Help us to finish the short film with KICKSTARTER !

21 novembre 2012


My co-director Max Maleo and I need your help to finish our short film Batz!
More infos on KICKSTARTER !

24 juillet 2012


During these last few years, in my free time, I'm working on a short film "Batz" with my friend Max Maleo (we've already worked together on "Burning Safari").The original idea is from him, he made the story board, the 3D layout and now a good part of the animation. For my part, I've done the characters design, backgrounds design, and the art direction of the movie.The project is now in production, so I take the opportunity to post a few first images:

22 décembre 2011

The Gruffalo's Child #1

After The Gruffalo, Magic Light Pictures and Studio Soi produced a new half-hour christmas special, based on the book The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
I had the chance to make the color-keys of this movie, co-directed by Uwe Heidschötter and Johannes Weiland. If you live in Britain, you can watch the film on BBC 1 on Christmas Day, 6:30pm.

15 décembre 2011

Verne On Vaccation

Here's some images I have done in 2010 for the project "Verne On Vaccation", directed by my talented friend Sylvain Marc at Cartoon Network.
More infos here.

09 novembre 2011


Il a quelques temps de cela j'ai participé en tant que Lead color key artist/ Designer couleurs et lumière au long métrage "Un Monstre A Paris", réalisé par Bibo Bergeron.
Voici quelques une des images/color-keys que j'ai fait pour le film (excepté les séquence de fin bien sur...) :

Some time ago I've worked as Lead color key artist on the feature film "A Monster in Paris", directed by Bibo Bergeron.
Here are some color-concepts and color-keys I've made for the film (of course I didn't put anything from the last sequences...) :