Ink, Graphite, White charcoal

Hi, my name is David BAYO, I’m a French self-taught artist from Besançon, currently based on Strasbourg.

I’m specialized in highly detailed drawings, mostly portraits, from which I like to enhance the beauty of the subject, whereas it is a female character or an animal.

I also really enjoy filming myself working in order to share the creating process with the audience. You can check some of my videos where I play with an interesting technique called WaterArt!

Art Supplies
Rotring pen 0.1
Faber-Castell 9000
Pentel WaterBrush
Arches, Canson & Strathmore
Crayon Conté

World Science Festival

May 2017

I was contacted by the WSF of New York to create a special intro for the edition of 2017. We focused on the interaction between computer and human brain into three short narratives. 1 Synapse and the way it produces connexions to get an idea. 2 Is Machine learning able to feel emotion and express itself? 3. Combining the two entities.

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Helix Education

October 2016

Worked on a short video to narrate the history of the National Louis University, founded by Elisabeth Harrison in 1886 in Chicago. 


Pablo Agency London

August 2015

In charge of creating the visual arts for the #BleedForEngland campaign, in collaboration with the rugby world cup. I painted the emblematic Rose, mixing some india Ink with the blood of famous rugby players (plus a range of other illustrations). Had the chance to meet the great Jonny Wilkinson

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M&M mediaServices

October 2013

Participating to the Japanese show ItteQ. A crew from Tokyo went to Paris for shooting a TV program with young famous singer Tegoshi Yuya. My goal was to teach him my Ink technique, in order for him to be able to recreate it live on stage.

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Special Request

In the past, I’ve been making special drawings for private buyers that wanted something more personal than my own pieces. So if you have a specific idea that you want me to bring alive, don’t hesitate to write me here, I’d be delighted to discuss around it.

Copyright © David BAYO 2013 - 2018