Hi! My name is Diane ÖZDAMAR

BIO
I am a french illustrator, photographer and graphic designer, born in April 1985, currently living in Paris suburb.
As far as I can remember, I have always loved drawing. I used to ask for pencils, gouache and paper for Christmas when I was a kid and spent my whole days observing the world to try to figure out how to draw my surroundings. Then, it became such a passion I would spend weeks writing stories and illustrating them. As a child, I already knew I would become an artist somehow.

I have had the great opportunity to discover Adobe Photoshop from a very young age thanks to my father (he is an architect) who used this software at work. I was only 8 when I first got my hand on it (Adobe Photoshop 2.0 by then!). Although I used it from time to time, it only became my favorite tool later on, when I got my first very own computer. I was 15, and from this day until today I have worked with this software on a daily basis. While I am absolutely in love with digital art, I still keep using traditional media such as pencils, acrylics, inks, watercolors, etc. and also clay sculpting, to get a better understanding of volumes and lighting.

In the meantime, I have learnt photography and graphic design by myself as I was craving to expand the scope of my creative skills.

I am also a musician: I play piano from time to time (mostly to improvise and write my own songs), and I have been the lead singer of many bands, currently singing in Midnight Street, a trip-hop / rock / experimental / prog band based on a theatrical / cinematic concept. Our music takes place in a sci-fi universe and our concerts are a mix of theater, cinematic sound effects and and music.

I cannot imagine living without art in all its forms!

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