Fantasy and Astronomy are the basis for my work in animation and comics. I infuse these themes into multiple narratives that co-exist in the same worlds that I create.
The characters that are most prominent are reflections of myself, my family and of the relationships these characters engage in. “As different as the Sun and Moon” was a common saying around my household and I have chosen to divide my family into symbols that echo these celestial bodies. For my story, the Sun spirit is the creator of all fire-based creatures such as dragons, lava golems, phoenixes, and other creatures who thrive during the daytime. Likewise, the spirit of the Moon is the creator of water-based beings and creatures of the night such as sirens, vampires, or Luna moths. The characters I have created, Lucas and Sachi, are the children of these spirits and thus share traits of both dragon and humanoid.
I create work to tell stories through these characters and find the process therapeutic. Digital media helps me most in cleaning up my rough sketches. Computer programs allow me the freedom of changing colors instantly or playing around with effects that I might not be able to achieve through traditional means.
Arin-Louis Guyette is a 23-year-old student currently studying at Valdosta State University. He is working towards a Bachelor of Arts in Art with a focus in Graphics Design and Animation. After presenting some of his artworks online in 2016, Arin befriended a group of fellow artists. The small community feeds into his support and creativity, influencing his art style and general outlook on artistic works. Recently, he’s shifted focus to the deeper meanings of character design and character personality choices. Arin’s goal is to work with computers and data programing. He currently works in the Information and Technology department at VSU.