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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 characters I drew for Complex magazine in USA. They asked me to draw people for about 15 issues.

Groupies

For this series I drew NBA players’s wives.
Complex magazines asked me to draw:

  1. A nice wife with her two kids.
  2. Two sexy groupies.
  3. A gold-digger who try to date a NBA player.

I am French and I live in Indonesia. I don’t know much about basketball but I had a lot of fun drawing cute girls.

NBA babes

Tokyo brother

For this illustration I drew a black hipster.
During his trip to Japan, this lucky guy hangs out with two Japanese babes.

Character design
Character design for Complex magazine in USA.

Fatty

This fat character attends a convention about junk food. His T-shirt says “I beat anorexia” and I guess that he does just that.
I really like to draw characters. Real people inspire me. For example I can draw a funny guy I met at a party or a creepy dude I saw in the street. Of course I love to draw my super sexy girlfriend (love you baby).

Fatty character illustration

Bunny girl

Unrated version of a sexy bunny girl I drew for Complex magazine.
They covered the boobs in the print version.

bunny girl Artwork

The big kid

For this artwork, I drew a young adult playing with toys while seating on a bike.
The generation born in the 90′s grew up with video games and computers. They like to watch movie adaptations of comics, play video games, collect toys. They are an adult version of kids.
The main difference is that kids play in the grass, they don’t smoke it…

Illustration of a boy on a bike

The sexy wife

This woman wears a diamond ring and poses with her two kids. Hopefully the kids will become NBA stars like daddy…

NBA wife artwork

Hipsters from around the world

Complex magazine once asked me to draw hipsters from around the world.
We have English, European, latino, and black hipsters.

Illustration of hipsters

Carnival people

For this series I drew people in carnival parties around the globe.

carnival Drawing

Complex magazine

I love to draw characters.
It’s fun but some briefs are tricky.
For example, how does a black ecologist entrepreneur looks like?

character illustration for complex magazine

It’s all about girls

When I sit on my desk for several hours, it’s more fun to draw a cute girl…

sexy babe illustration

Japanese girls

Two more cute girls from Japan.

japanese cute girls

US tourist in Brazil

When people travel abroad, sometimes things go wrong…

tourist illustration

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How much do you take to draw a character?

Please read the following information to better understand how I price my work.

Let me answer some questions about my illustration prices:

  1. WHAT IS YOUR DAILY RATE?

    I don’t use a daily rate.
    Tell me more about you and your project and let me know how you will use my work. It is just common sense. An illustration for an international magazine will be more expensive than a drawing for a local publication. Once we agree with the conditions, I will work days and nights until we are fully satisfied with the result.
    Important: Please send all advertising jobs to my representative nicolas@lezilus.com.

  2. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE ILLUSTRATION?

    I work fast.
    Illustrations for advertising usually take less than a month while a double spread pages for a magazine takes a week, etc. As soon as I start I put all my efforts, time and energy in my work. Everyday I email you the latest version, so you can tell me what you think.
    We can constantly improve the result.

  3. CAN YOU DRAW A CHARACTER FOR FREE FOR MY COUSIN’S WEDDING?

    No.

  4. I HAVE A TIGHT BUDGET, CAN WE WORK TOGETHER?

    Of course we can.
    Any idea is worth a conversation.
    Don’t hesitate to email me to tell me more.

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