For over three years, I was an official contributor of Complex magazine in the US.
During the past 14 years I have done tons of characters for many publications around the world.
Bellow is a small collection of character illustration I did for Complex magazine in USA.
The lifestyle publication asked me to draw characters for every issue.
In this artwork I drew a series of cute girls. The beautiful women are wives of NBA players.
The idea was to draw several types of wives. Complex magazine asked me to draw:
- A nice wife with her two kids.
- Two sexy groupies.
- A gold-digger who try to date a NBA player.
This character illustration is the one I did for the cute groupies.
I am French illustrator and and I live in Indonesia. So to be honest I don’t know much about basketball.
But I love Complex magazine and like always it was a pleasure to work with them.
Drawing of two NBA babes.
For this illustration I drew a black hipster.
The trendy African-American is visiting Japan and during his trip he hangs out with a couple of cute Japanese girls.
Discover my drawing of the trendy black guy in Japan.
Character design for Complex in USA.
This character attends a convention about junk food. His T-shirt says “I beat anorexia”. I guess he just does that.
I really like to do character illustration. You can draw a funny guy or a creepy dude you you saw in the street.
Illustration of a fat guy.
Unrated version of a sexy bunny girl I drew.
In the version that Complex magazine published, we had to cover the breast. The artwork would otherwise have been censored in USA. Tell me about puritanism…
Artwork of a bunny girl.
The big kid
For this artwork, the brief was to draw a boy who never grew up.
I drew him on his bike, playing with his toys.
The illustration portrays a generation who grew up with video games and computers. We (because I consider myself to be part of it) like to watch movie adaptations of comics, play games, collect toys. We are an adult version of kids.
The main difference is that kids play in the grass, they don’t smoke it…
Colorful illustration of a boy on a bike.
Above I showed you the drawing of a NBA player’s wife.
They looked a bit bitchy but this one is different. This woman is proud to wear a diamond ring and poses with her two kids (hopefully future NBA stars like daddy). Together they live the American dream…
Portrait of a NBA wife with her 2 kids.
Hipsters from around the world
The art director asked me to draw hipsters from around the world.
We have the English hipster, the European one (I’m French, so for me England is not part of Europe…), the hipster from South America, and the black American trendy guy.
Character illustration for Complex magazine.
For this series I drew carnival attendees.
The girl attends New Orleans carnival while the guy takes part of the Brazilian one.
Drawing of people attending carnival parties around the globe.
Venice masked character drawn for Complex magazine.
Illustrations of men
I love to do character illustration.
It is a fun and challenging experience.
Sometimes the brief is easy, but other illustrations have me think before hand.
For example what do you think a black ecologist entrepreneur looks like?
From the hipster to the business man, Complex asked me to draw all kind of characters.
It’s all about girls
Girls are fun to draw.
After all, when I have to sit on my desk for several hours to draw a character, it’s better if it’s a cute girl…
This illustration portrays girls, from the Ibiza Spanish cutie to the typical vegan to the Porn babe.
US tourist in Brazil
When people travel abroad, sometimes things go wrong…
During is visit to Rio in Brazil, this tourist was over excited by the sexual possibilities.
factors to quote a character illustration
How much does a character illustration by Mega cost?
The cost of commissioning a character illustration depends on a number of factors.
Please read the following simple information to better understand how I calculate the price of my work.
Let me answer some common questions about the price of a character illustration:
WHAT IS YOUR DAILY RATE?
The daily rate is only one of the factors to consider when it comes to quote a character illustration.
I have a standard daily rate for my studio time but this is just a starting price.
Tell me more about you, explain your project and tell me how you intend to use my work. The usage of the illustration affects the price but it is simple. An illustration for an international magazine will be more expensive than a drawing for a local publication. Moreover, I am a dedicated professional. Once we agree on a final price I don’t want to count my time. I want to work days and nights until we are fully satisfied with the result.
Important: Please send all corporate quotes to my representative for French-speaking countries firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE ILLUSTRATION?
I work fast.
On the beginning of our collaboration I will estimate how long it will take. Usually a week is enough to draw a double spread pages for a magazine. It may take between two weeks to a month to produce an illustration for larger jobs. As I mentioned before, I work a lot. As soon as I start, I will put all my efforts, my time and my energy in my work. Everyday, I send you emails with the progress of my work, so you can tell me what you think. We can constantly improve the result.
Eventually, I will send you what I think is the last version. You can tell me about potential changes that you need. These changes are already included in the normal price. There is no extra expenses or hidden costs.
CAN YOU DO A FREE CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION FOR MY COUSIN’S WEDDING?
I HAVE A TIGHT BUDGET, CAN WE WORK TOGETHER?
Of course we can.
I have worked on several projects with a limited funding. If I like the concept and I am available then I will try my best to make it work. Whilst I always strive to make sure I am paid what I deserve, any project is worth a conversation.
Don’t hesitate to send me an email to tell me more.
Do you need a character illustration? Let’s talk!
When it comes to characters, illustration serves multiple purposes.
Characters are widely used in magazines to illustrate articles and interviews. It can be a simple portrait or a full-body pose. Under any circumstances the character will help the reader to understand what the content is about.
In advertising, characters are a perfect addition to promote a product. The character illustration can depict the target audience and help the customer relate to the brand.