Pascal Campion has a unique style that tells a story from everyday life. His “Sketch of the Day” illustrations depict beautiful snapshots of love, family and moments in time that have adistinct use of light, colour and provoke emotion.
“Being an artist is not a choice for me. That's just how I am. I've tried many times when I was younger to do something else, but I kept coming back to this. The shape, medium, themes, all this has changed, but I've always been an artist, I can't help it, so I embrace it.” - Pascal Campion
Pascal Campion is a French-America freelance artist living in San Francisco Bay Area. His work flow consists of illustration, concept design, character design, visual development art and animation for clients such as: DreamWorks Animation, Paramount Pictures, Disney Feature, Disney Toons, Cartoon Network, Hulu, They Might Be Giants, Insignia Worldwide, BRC Animation Arts, Bent Image Labs and PBS.
Pascal is most recognised for his personal “Sketch of the Day” pieces which has lead to the publishing of his book, 3000 Moments. This process beginning in 2005, drawing upon life experiences and family inspiration. Every morning Pascal creates a finished full coloured sketch giving him the opportunity to focus on what he enjoys as an illustrator and continue develop his practice. As a 10 year result, this routine has exposed the public to a archive of nearly to 3,000 sketches and over 30,000 followers on social networking sites.
Pascal Campion markets himself and has gained success through social media. Making the time to complete and post his daily sketches on his blog and then Facebook got him calls from the studios in just a few months. He now has a agent but it still works the same way. Pascal’s most recent projects include Visual Development of the Dreamworks Animation Films; Mr. Peabody and Sherman and The Penguins of Madagascar.
Advise for aspiring artists from Pascal Campion:
“My advice is to find out what you like to do. Not necessarily what you like to see. They can be two very different things. You can love movies and animation, and seeing the beautiful art books, but hate working in that environment. You can not care much about food illustration but find out that you love doing it, or that it really suits your personality and your way of life.
You can't know this before trying it out, so.. go and try things, experience life ( not just in art, but in general.. go travel the world, meet different people, see different things, experience love and heartbreak, experience loss, happiness, boredom....everything, as much as you can.) Experiences will help you see the world differently, on a larger scale, and will help you figure out what you want to do with your life and with your art and eventually with your work.”
“Illustrator, concept artist, character designer, etc; these are professions, outlets for the art, or a form of art that is channeled and directed for a very specific purpose. I absolutely adore working in this field and wouldn't trade it for any other job.” - Pascal Campion
For more information on Pascal Campion visit his website at: http://www.pascalcampion.com
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