Concept artist Nicolas Ferrand works in the gaming industry, and has worked on titles like Assasin’s Creed, Prince of Persia 3, Splinter Cell 2, 3 & 4, Ghost Recon 2, Far Cry 2 and Avatar.
Born in France, he now lives in Montreal, Canada where he is working on Thief 4 for Eidos/Square Enix.
Ferrand works in both 3-D modeling and digital painting, apparently combining the two. He uses large almost monochromatic passages to set mood, offsetting them with areas of brighter colors in a contrasting range. He also is able to utilize areas of detail as additional contrasts to areas of simpler shapes and surfaces, combining the techniques to provide visual focus and power.
His work is featured, along with five other concept artists, in the book Exodyssey.