i'm Alex . i'm French . i livE between Paris & le mans
As far as I can remember, I have always been interested in motorsports. When I was a child, I often rummaged through the piles of my father’s F1 magazines, leafing them and looking up to the photos. I also remember Sundays with the Formula 1 Grand Prix races in the background which my father watched religiously on TV. I did not understand much as a six years old boy but the seed of the passion for racing cars was sown in me, we were in 1977…
Much later I understood the fineness and the subtlety of this sport that is Formula 1 and realised beyond being athletes, the pilots are heroes living only for the race to the detriment of their lives. In fact, the death of Ayrton and Roland in 1994 has been a real electro-shock and since that day I did never miss a single Grand Prix. The atmosphere of the races, the beauty of the Formula 1 cars and the technical level of the teams will never cease to make me dream. I just can not do without it.
As I have always been attracted to the artistic side of everything and as racing cars are for me real pieces of art, I decided to draw them to reproduce and immortalise their splendid lines.
From the beginning, I chose to draw them in a side view pointing to the right (sense of occidental reading and direction of the future) using the 'ligne claire' technic while adding shadows and reflections to give my illustrations a more realistic style.
I created Last Corner in 2017 thanks to my son Théo who is a big F1 fan. He asked me to draw the Ayrton’s MP4/4 and once finished he absolutely loved the result and simply said to me: "Why not make posters for F1 fans?" I then created an Instagram account and as the welcome was really warm and friendly, I just pushed the adventure further...
Last Corner is dedicated to all cars enthusiasts who want to complete their collection of models, memorabilia or photos with a print that will capture their favorite car. In addition to being reproduced as faithfully as possible (technical or mechanical parts, livery and sponsors) the cars are each represented in their version of a particular circuit. Added to the print is the layout of this circuit corresponding to a specific year, with the name of each of its turns.
Subsequently, in addition to the classic F1s, I would like to turn to the winning cars of Les 24 heures du Mans, Mille Miglia and Rallye de Monte Carlo.
I am also happy to draw any cars you would love to hang on your walls. I can reproduce all types of vehicles on demand and in single draw, as lately asked: a racing boat (F1 of the seas), a race truck, the bus of someone going to retirement, historic cars, a LR discovery expedition… If you are interested in, email me and I will consider the project.
Lastly, I hope to produce several books showing step-by-step graphics building of some racing cars with posters displayed at the end of each chapter…
But this is another adventure!