Year: 2009

December 6th, 2009

IF: Crunchy

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Here’s my Illustration Friday submission of the week (I’ve said that before but I’m going to try to submit every week from… now… hopefully) for: Crunchy!

With 2009 nearly done I illustrated what has been the crunchiest topic of the year: the credit (crunch, yes). I initiated a style a bit more realistic this time and not as colourful as usual with, eventually, something a bit more meaningful.

Variety in a tree

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After I had fun drawing faces from biscuits’ fat stains on my note book, I draw several random shapes and let me inspired by them to get the result above.

For adding the colours I experimented the use of vectors instead of my standard bitmap approach. I don’t understand why I haven’t done this before as it’s fast, clean, flexible and fun to play with.

Of course this is still a weirdo illustration of nothing in particular but it’s cool to me, I love exprimentation!

November 22nd, 2009

Green hair drying

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I always been obsessed by sketching hairs but certainly too lazy to spend much time on it. For once I pushed my boundaries and spend time sharpening what is the weirdest hair-cut I’ve ever draw. I had a good time.

It just raised a question to myself: Is that green to use an hair-dryer? Problably not, use a bonnet.

October 25th, 2009

New mood: Scared

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Mood: Scared

One of the funniest part of my last illustration course was to sketch different type of moods. At the time I’ve been pleased with what I’ve ended up with; apparently too much as I never really spend time to give life to these sketches other than by dirty photoshoping them on the fly.

Finally, I’m getting back to it and this is the first of an eventual serie of five. The edge cut out appeared pretty much accidentaly after I’ve traced a rough mask to clean up the white page and change the background colour to emphasize the character. I wasn’t sure about it but it gives an interesting paper feeling remembering me a full of monkey children’s book I browsed during the course.

October 21st, 2009

Holidays sketch #3: Disprophant

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To end my holidays’ sketching serie, here is what happen when I really don’t know where I’m going. I know this is weird but it was fun to do and I like weird stuff so I’m happy. Special thanks to my mother to show me her ear as I always forget how it’s shaped (don’t worry mum your ears look much better).

October 8th, 2009

Holidays sketch #2: Stretch

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Here is the second illustration of my last holidays’ sketching madness. I’m not use to draw naked body but I just found out that this is actually pretty handy for painting.

I used exactly the same digital painting method as for the first one. Just one layer for the character colours, one for the background and a couples for pimping up the original sketch. Simple, quick and effective. In the past I spent hours adding a large number of layers, but now I understand why it’s useless and won’t save a failed drawing anyway.

I like this one so it’s all good I’m going to carry on :). Self motivation? Oui.

September 30th, 2009

Holidays sketch #1: Peace

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This illustration is the first of a serie of three I’ve done during my recent family break in France. I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy the last bit of summer and south of France isn’t exactly the worst place for that. The sun out there is definitively not the same as the London’s one!

I remembered I use to draw a lot of body-builded characters when I was a child and as a selfish tribute to myself I decided to do it again, but with a touch of sensibility as I’m such a sensible person… and I love ducks.