It has often happened to us to talk about artists who have become such almost by chance, other times instead the artistic career seems already written in the destiny of many. This is the case of Vincent Mahé, an internationally known French illustrator.
Vincent Mahé was born in Paris but grew up in Brittany, where he lived until he was 16 and where he started to study art. Later, he continued his artistic studies, mainly in animation, at the Gobelins School and eventually returned to his Paris, where he now lives and works as a freelance illustrator.
For all his works, both commissioned and personal, Vincent Mahé begins with a small sketch to which he gradually adds all the necessary details and, finally, the colour. Working digitally allows him to experiment with color quickly and easily, without having to start over every time.
A quick glance at his illustrations is enough to understand how the chromatic aspect has a not indifferent weight, often the colours chosen do not reflect reality, but this does not mean that the final result is of less impact, on the contrary.
Among Vincent Mahé’s works we can see that urban subjects and views of cities are always present. Through his illustrations, the French illustrator recounts remote places, but also big cities like New York, Milan or Paris, to which he has dedicated an entire book.
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