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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
  • Oct 19
  • France
  • Deviant for 16 years
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Current Residence: Near Montpellier (France)

BREAK

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Like the title says, I'm going to take a break, not from drawing but from social media. With this news comes the closure of my Tipeee and Patreon accounts. The decision may seem abrupt to you, but it is the result of a need for a change in the way I work which has grown over the months, until it became obvious to me. Including the webcomic platforms, I update no less than 10 platforms, including 6 on a multi-weekly basis. It takes me a third of my time and honestly, I've gotten to a point where I literally feel exhausted from social media and the race for visibility. I feel like I have been chasing for years after a train that started without me and that I will never catch up anyway. The problem is, working without social media when you're a freelance artist is like leaving your career behind. So I would like to rethink the way I manage communication in order to free myself time to draw again and to regain a freedom of mind that I have lost for too long. And this change requires that
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Avis aux francophones ! Mon webcomic « Plumes » est maintenant disponible en français et dans un format lisible sur portable sur Webtoon ! Si vous n’aviez pas encore passé la pas de la lecture, c’est le moment d’en profiter car j’y ai posté le chapitre 01 en entier. Je vais poster la suite à raison d’une mise à jour par semaine jusqu’à rattraper la publication actuelle, avant de repasser sur le rythme normal d’une mise à jour toutes les 2 semaines. ^^ C’est ici que ça se passe > https://www.webtoons.com/fr/challenge/plumes/list?title_no=585392 ---------------- Just a small announcement about the French publication of my webcomic "Plumes" on webtoon. ^^
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I still need a bit of time to edit the batch of pages already completed of the Chapter 2. If everything goes well I should resume publication next week. ^^ In addition, I have been working on « Plumes » since October 2019 and I realized that with the quality I am aiming for this comic, publishing one page per week is not manageable in the long term. I know it's going to be a marathon of several years so I would like to avoid exhausting myself from the first kilometers. I was hoping to avoid getting there, but I'm going to slow down the public publication to one page every two weeks. Those who want to follow me as closely as possible can find me on Tipeee and Patreon where my Tipers and Patrons are 8 pages ahead. I post about 2 pages in three weeks there, so the lead should continue to grow. Anyway, thank you for your support and feedback on this first chapter! My last comic experience left me bled dry and I admit that I am still terrified with each page I post. So your enthusiasm is
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you are amazing

Aw, thank you so much ! ;__; ~:heart:

Hi there! Two fans talking here Britney Spears Raising Hand

Just want to say we followed you from a while, but didn't discover you were publishing your comic till like... yesterday. And we fell in love immediately. Not only because it's also traditional art as ours, what caught our eye from the beginning, but because the amount of detail and skill in each page. The animals anatomy is simply stunning and worthy of a Nature book, but the landscapes, the backgrounds, the perspective, it can be told everything you do is very carefully studied, that you pay lot of attention to every panel; I can imagine how many hours you spend with each of them. And of course, the characters designs and their expressions are great and beautiful too. Your comic is a masterpiece and a wonderful surprise.

Hope to keep reading you for a long time!

Aw thank you SO MUCH ! ;v; ~ :heart:

Your comment arrived the day I closed my patreon and decided to shut down some of my community platforms because I couldn’t deal with that much anymore. I was kinda bummed and your comment really made my day. ;^; Especially since I really like you art and stories too ! (I have so much late in my devwatchs though. T_T )

I spend a lot of time and efforts in my comic, which makes me so SLOW and « uncompetitive » compared to popular webcomics that it really warms my heart and makes it worth it when I receive comments like yours ~

I hope to keep sharing this story as long as I can ! Thank you for fueling me up ! :glomp:

We understand it pretty well... In fact, when we clicked in all your platforms to follow you, it surprised us to find that you were similar to us in followers and engagement... And that made us sad, 'cause your comic is an absolutely a masterpiece, full or details and hours of work, and it deserves a lot more attention. We feel so bad we don't have the mediums to help you more, since we're in the same situation... But we'll do as we can (starting by sharing you with our followers), so please, don't give up! Traditional, slow, uncompetitive and undiscovered webcomics like us should support each other ;) Precisely because you spend a lot of hours and care for each of your pages to be perfect is why you deserve it. Your comic is absolutely beautiful, funny and full of personality, and we'd love to watch it full!

Aaw thank you SO MUCH ! ;_; You were part of a list of artists that I wanted to support on patreon. I had decided that every financial level reached thanks to my patrons, I would allow myself to invest a part of it toward other artists. Unfortunately my public actually never grew and all this remained just a dream. =/ But as you said, we can support each other by sharing our public. I quit some of my community platforms also because it was taking so much time and energy that I couldn’t find the energy to support other artists, and it was killing me. I’ve never been a « connected person » so I don’t know how much I can do, but still, I’ll try from now on ! I was delighted by Teal sail, I love Lu han and Randy’s personnality as well as their design and I really enjoyed reading your story ! I also love your style, there is a mix of accuracy, softness and elegance in your line that really catches my eye. I always wondered what kind of media you were using for coloring because it looks like a mix of watercolor and colored pencils, and colored pencils take AGES to color ! @@

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We understand it pretty well... In fact, when we clicked in all your platforms to follow you, it surprised us to find that you were similar to us in followers and engagement... And that made us sad, 'cause your comic is an absolutely a masterpiece, full or details and hours of work, and it deserves a lot more attention. We feel so bad we don't have the mediums to help you more, since we're in the same situation... But we'll do as we can (starting by sharing you with our followers), so please, don't give up! Traditional, slow, uncompetitive and undiscovered webcomics like us should support each other ;) Precisely because you spend a lot of hours and care for each of your pages to be perfect is why you deserve it. Your comic is absolutely beautiful, funny and full of personality, and we'd love to watch it full!