Side Projects

Exploring different themes & media to keep a sense of play in my practice.

Left-Handed Billionaire Portraits

A project aiming to train my non-dominant hand, Left-Handed Billionaire Portraits was born of both necessity and curiosity — an injury made me realise how dependant I am on my right hand and how absurd it is to make so little use of the left one when it’s perfectly functional.

I decided to start a daily practice and needed to focus on a specific topic. It had to fulfil two criteria: be based on photographs and not pure imagination, and be something that I would have no qualms about making ugly. 

This is how I chose to draw quick, free-hand portraits of 50 of the world’s richest people, using Forbes’s Real-Time Billionaires list as a source.

The following gallery is a selection showing the progress my left hand made over the course of the project, which spanned three weeks in May and June 2024.

1. Bernard Arnault
15. Alice Walton
33. François Pinault
2. Jeff Bezos
17. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
35. Alain Wertheimer
3. Elon Musk
20. Domenico Dolce
36. Prajogo Pangestu
4. Mark Zuckerberg
24. Carlos Slim Helú
49. Vincent Bolloré
14. Gautam Adani
31. Jack Ma
50. Rupert Murdoch

Animated Actor Portraits

Natasha Lyonne, Colin Farrell, Laura Dern, and Diane Morgan, drawn and animated on Procreate.

Rorschach Inkblots

5 of the 72 pieces created on a day of March 2022.

Pastel Cats

An attempt at capturing the personality of my cats with soft pastels.