Hi, I'm Elise Leonard, freelance Illustrator / Visual Development Artist / Background Artist / Art director based in Brussels (Belgium). 
I mostly work for the animation industry. I love to create concept arts, backgrounds, characters and storyboards.
I have 10 years of experience. I've worked in-house for an advertising agency (Head of Design) then for a video production company (Illustrator in the animation team). Three years ago, I've decided to start working as a freelancer and joined a shared studio, with 11 other freelancers of the collective L'Enroule.
My clients are studios or directors and my projects alternate between commercial and entertainment.
What I love the most about illustration is to study and play with light and colors to convey emotions, to create a cinematic feeling and to explore visual solutions to help the director to visualize her/his vision. Learning and experimenting are always part of my artistic journey.
When I'm not drawing, I love writing absurd stories, night diving into big books, watching series while dissecting the composition of scenes and listening to scientific podcasts (I almost went for Biology instead of Drawing). 

Wanna work with me or just say hi? 

Recent work experience (feature/short/documentary)

Aug 2023-now · Background artist · RAAF (short movie /Animal Tank)
Jun-Aug 2023 · Background artist · Het Zeemonster (short movie / Animal Tank)
Jan-Jun 2023 · Background artist / Color key artist · Valemon (feature film /studio Souza)
Jul-Aug 2022 · Vis dev artist / Background artist · RAAF (short movie /Animal Tank)
Oct 2021-Mar2022 · Vis dev artist · Baron G. Von Cramm project (documentary / Sidewinder Films)

Wanna know more about me?
I've participated to Takeover Tuesday from Dash Bash.
I've participated to a live session with Adobe Live France.
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