As Olivier explains, he has decided to develop all the variations he usually envisions even before drawing the first line of a new concept – “almost an X-ray radiography of my mind at the very moment the idea pops out.”
“A whole broad spectrum of renderings is immediately visible, each one might become the one to transcend it all, the one to give way to an unforgettable mental quake…I will eventually need to choose one!”
“Here […] I decided not to choose and to share with you a full range of techniques to portray one idea in 12 different ways.”
The choice of the rendering technique is not purely aesthetic, as “it might also influence the idea itself!”
Olivier also posted a number of work-in-progress pictures that document the whole process and give some hints on his methods.
(Image Courtesy: Olivier Gamiette)