Serge Birault was born in France in 1975. His first influences were classical painters, caricature and pin-up artists. He started to use acrylics and airbrush at the end of the 1980's, following in the steps of Hajime Sorayama. In the middle of the 1990's, he tried digital painting for the first time and found a way to adapt his airbrush techniques to this new medium.
Serge is now a freelance illustrator. He has worked in advertising, publishing, video games and the music industry. He has won numerous awards on CGTalk, CGHub, 3Dtotal, and It's Art. He also teaches courses in different CG art schools, in France, and does workshops all over the world.