LUCAS IS A FRENCH ILLUSTRATOR, PASSIONATE ABOUT SNOWBOARDING AND SKATEBOARDING, WHO BECAME FAMOUS WITH HIS ILLUSTRATIONS ON MAGAZINES. READ MORE!
Who is Lucas?
I’m a French artist, 36 yo, I live near Cannes on the French Riviera where I was born and raised. I love painting, travelling and meeting people.
Are you a skater?
Of course I am. I skate since I was 13 years old and I’m not ready to give up.
When you started drawing?
I started drawing very late. I was 27 years old. I decided to draw something for my brother to get him a personalized Christmas present. I did a drawing with a lot of different monsters, very colorful. Everyone loved it in the family and they all encouraged me to start painting on canvases. A year later, I did my first exhibition in Nice.
When your passion of art became a job?
When I started painting I was working for a magazine. I was selling ads there. I guess I continued working and painting on the side for maybe 5 years. Then I had to concentrate my time on my passion and it became my full time job.
Do you remember your first illustration?
The first canvas I painted is still in my bedroom now. It’s a huge dinosaur surrounded by monsters, they are all very funny with bright colors. It even glows in the dark. My style has evolved a lot since that first canvas. I wound’t want to show it to everyone.
Your typical day.
I wake up, check my social networks, post a picture on my Instagram page, that takes me at least an hour every morning. Then I go at my desk and start painting, with my laptop by the side. I am always trying to stay connected as much as I can. I answer every emails and every call right away. Then it’s time for dinner, then I go back to my desk and stay there for many hours. I go to bed quite late every night when I’m home. As I am not home a lot, I work constantly when I’m there as I know that I won’t have as much time when I’ll be travelling.
Can you revealed us a secret you never told anyone?
I’m obsessed with my wife’s boobs.
How do you select the images to draw?
I need to feel the photo, to understand the meaning of the photo. It’s not about the trick it’s about a feeling. When I add my characters in a photo it means, I wish I could have been there at the moment the photo was taken.
Skate or draw? :)
Draw + skate is the perfect combo.
Your favourite music playlist right now.
Explosions in the Sky is my favorite band right now.
Photos courtesy of the artist