COOL GIRLS - ARTBOOK
The Good Girl Art of Jérémie Fleury
I worked for 5 years on an artbook in parallel with my commisioned works.
It's called "Cool Girls", and prefaced by the amazing Dean Yeagle!
I've been putting pictures to the stories that pop into my head for as long as I can remember. My imagination is fed by things that fascinate me – books, films and video games – which are like an infinite canvas for artists these days and, as my passion for illustration has gradually turned into a career down the years, I have come to realize that this is what I most enjoy about my work.
I get the chance to work on a variety of projects, each rewarding in its own way. When I illustrate a book - I am helping to enchant children. When I draw cards or visuals for a board game - I am helping to engage players.The best satisfaction a creative can have is to see the fruit of their labor come to life in the hands of others.
While fulfilling orders for professional illustrations, which are subject to various constraints, I also make time for what I call "recreational work". This special time is very important because it helps me to improve, test new techniques, challenge myself and tackle new themes with complete artistic freedom. It is also an opportunity to refine my style.
Many of my characters, mostly female ones, were the result of this recreational time. They are often courageous warriors or heroines, sometimes pictured in intimate or erotic situations.I always try to bring them to life with a certain degree of elegance; these are my "Cool Girls".
A big thank you to Dean Yeagle who does me the great honor of writing the preface to this artbook. He is one of those artists who inspires me and for whom I have the deepest admiration.
Jérémie Fleury - France