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.
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).
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.
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.
The original meeting between Nust the Dust and Doom the Broom but this time in colours!
All you need to dance.
Obviously after a week in a forest I’ve got to sketch a tree…
Inherited from my recent holidays at Griffon Forest in the Yorkshire, here is the Griffonster, a weird forest beast spending most of his time eating squirrels, feeding rabbits and trying new haircuts.