Hello everyone and thanks for visiting my portfolio !

My name is Ghislain Girardot, I'm 25, I'm a self-taught artist and I live in France.

I've loved computers, video-games and art in all its forms since my youngest age and so it's quickly that I grew up wanting to be a game artist. I worked as a freelancer for the last seven years for the indie video-game industry and also for several months in Paris in 2015 in a small & cool CG studio.

I'm experienced with low-poly modeling for real-time applications and high poly modeling, both organic and hard-surface, with the creation of all kind of materials and textures, stylized & hand-painted, photo-sourced or using a PBR workflow. I'm also experienced with rigging, skinning, character animations, lighting and rendering. I am curious and I like to learn new stuff so my skills are wide and varied.

When I'm not working, I like to play games a lot. Action Rpgs games are my all-time favourites : I've played endlessly to DarkStone, Diablo I, II LOD, Torchlight I & II, Sacred, Titan Quest, and more recently to Path of Exile and Diablo III : Reaper of Souls. Of course the list doesn't stop here, I like to try all kind of games and so I've also experimented a lot of mmorpgs, the Elder Scrolls serie, Fallout serie, Age of Empires, Age of Mythology, Total Annihilation, Starcraft, Warcraft, Baldur's Gate serie, Half-life I & II, Quake III, Arcanum, GTA serie, ..., as well as a lot of great indie titles!

Considering I always loved Blizzard's games, I developed a strong interest towards the handpainted style through the years but I'm always willing to expand my area of expertise, to collaborate on major projects and join devoted teams that are always pushing its quality standards higher and higher. I have a great artistic sense, boundless creativity and being a better artist is my biggest motivation.

When I'm not on my computer, I like to remain healthy and do a lot of exercise. I've been riding BMX for 8 years now and that has become through the years another huge passion of mine. I also love movies and TV series a lot. I love to read great fantasy books from great authors as well, such as David Gemmell, Robin Hobb, Patrick Rothfuss, Steven Erikson, Joe Abercrombie, Glen Cook, ... I also like to watch animes, to discover and listen to a lot of music, cook healthy food and I love to travel to discover new things and new cultures !

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and check my résumé as well. :)

That's about all, thanks for your time !
Regards,
Ghislain.

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