My name is Elésiane Huve and I usually go by the nickname Aliciane. I am a French illustrator currently living in Texas, with a love for fantasy and history. I am not for hire at the moment as I am focusing on developping my personal project, "Morgan le Fay", an illustrated children's book retelling the Arthurian Myth.
Before being an illustrator, I have studied fundamental maths and physics in an engineering school. I took part in an exchange program with a Japanese university, thanks to a merit-based scholarship I was awarded. I lived two years in Yokohama and graduated with a master's degree from each school. In the meantime, I was reading, learning and practicing by my own everything I could about digital painting and concept art.
Although I enjoyed what I was learning at school, I realized that the job I was studying for was not the one I wanted to have. Therefore, I chose to work as a freelance illustrator after I graduated for a couple of years. I had to stop working when my husband and I moved to the US, and am now dedicating myself to my personal art and raising our daughter.
When I'm not painting, I enjoy taking long walks in nature where I take photos of everything and anything, just in case it might be useful for a future painting. I love cooking, and especially testing new recipes and weird ingredients (I think Japan might be responsible for that). I also like learning foreign languages, am trying to play the piano and love playing board or video games with friends and family.