Let me introduce my family.
My father is strong, he knows so many things in so many aeras, more than I could learn in all my life. He offered us protection, education and love. He is a gendarme (this is the french army policeman corporation), he loves his job, he is ambitious. We moved many times all arround the southern France to follow him, I need more than two hands to count the places we left and as much to enumerate the spots we discovered. He loves cactus, I don’t know why, but I know my mother hates to be hurt by their spines.
My mother only knows giving love, love and love. She is a housewife, I don’t think she is desperate but, sometimes she is angry, I don’t understand why. I hope it’s not our fault. She is a formidable cook, she obviously has secrets, because everytimes it tastes so good. She knows I love pizzas but she says I should stop eating the same things. She is still present for us. I met a lot of problems on my road, so I gave them more worries than necessary. It’s hard to know how to thank them. She loves my dad a lot too, what is rare in the current society.
I have two little brothers (taller than me, this is fun !).
Cédric is a brillant freelance computer graphics designer and webmaster. This is the career I wanted to follow, but I was less obstinate than him. He is interrested by the Japan universe, he loves this civilization, their J-Music, their art, their writing… He played a lot of videogames, we had fun together, but he was stronger than me. He lives in Paris, a beautiful, stimulant and meaningful city. Ah, important detail, he really likes chocolate, sugar… and running !
Sylvain is my younger brother. He is studying the biotechnology in a famous university of Marseille, he is really clever. He is kind of a fashion victim, he loves good quality (and expensive) products. Some years ago, he learned me to play World Of Warcraft. I am not sure it was a good idea, I spent two years of my life with my bloodelve priest, cliking on my mouse to heal pixels. But we had fun. Like Cédric, he used to run, and run, and run again, kilometers after kilometers. He would like to live in Paris, but he can’t expedite his studies.
And for the final, me. In high school, I have tried to follow people, to understand the social conventions, to belong to ” something “. I often failed or I was disapointed by what I met. I used to have a great imagination, but I didn’t know where or who I could be connected with. I think I was afraid to think different, but I was sure to be different, creative, positive and full of energy. Maybe this is a reason of my choice to study psychology, to try to understand why I wasn’t enchanted by the reality, and try to express something outside. The digital art magnified the process, find a style, understand how things work, be different.
Maybe I am someone really narcissistic, quite simply. But I am really happy, I feel connected with humanity and that’s why I need to paint this piece, as a token of gratitude, to my family.
Time : 15hours
Software : Photoshop CS2
Tool : Wacom Intuos 4M