Have you all spent a nice christmas eve, etc? I've received a lot of comics and books for christmas, after that I'll have things to read till April. I've promised myself to draw more during this holidays but of course I've done nothing. However some few weekes ago I had some inspiration and I drew a strange illustration about what you can see above. I've also took some picture of the various steps of coloration because I've a dear friend who have patiently explained me that if I update just one in a month and moreover there's only a picture people will get bored soon... so this time I hope you will demonstrate a bit of enthusiasm...
I don't know which one of the two finals is better, perhaps the one without "eyes"...
PS. If you have recently done strange dreams or you want a portrait or dunno contact my, I'm looking for subjets. (no fee required)
Today is a very special day, not only because I've finally decided to update a new drawing, but mostly because there's a specific reason if I've chose december 13th to do it.
This drawing have been loosely based on a friends of mine and today it's his birthday, so I hope he will read this post: "Bonne fête Mr. D!"
I've started to draw that picture when I was in Montréal (a long time ago) and it has take me several weeks to finish to color it... I was never satisfied and I've re-started the entire coloration three times... Still I'm not satisfied of the results, but it was time to end it.
There a link to a track from Patrick Watson that I love to listen when I think about MTL.
So much time has passed by... I've come back to my school routine that has absorbed almost all my energies..! I've found this old drawing in a forgotten folder named "unfinished work from Montréal" and I've decided to bring it to life. I'll offer some chocolate biscuits at the one who will be able to guess from that I've taken inspiration for those five characters. Come on!
I never post new drawings, guess why...! Those are part of my last illustration course in Montréal (Oh, Montréal I miss you soo much), they are supposed to be a kind of postcards with strange characters on them... or something like that. I've tried to let the outline rough and just put some colored spots with watercolors. Yo.
Granma is very ill, home is a mess, my parents are getting even more crazy than usual and all the people in this little seaside village are making me depressed (but that's the only really normal thing). Coming back home is a real pleasure (like it was to be expected). While studying my useless anthropology books (I wonder if I am still in a design class) I've found time to re-style and finish this drawing. It's a homage to some not-very-old happy times. Enjoy it for me, because at this moment I feel a bit like Eleanor Rigby and her f**** jar.
It's simple to have new ideas, it's funny to criticize the others, it's... hard to finish one single work in a decent way. Here I am, finally uploading something "new" and finally finishing the 4 pages comics for Crossover. Now my mind is overstuffed of new ideas for fanzines projets, postcard and so one but I'm sincerely asking myself how to increase my determination, because it's quite embarrassing to admit that it has taken about one year to finish those f*** drawings...
So long no see. There a little preview of the comics I'm drawing for Crossover (the Torino based fanzine). I'm so slow then I've to ink my drawings... I hate that part of the job... For more informations (and stuf) you'll wait for next post, 'cause now I'm already bored of writing in english... ^^
The CCA (Canadian centre of architecture) is a strange building in the city center of Montreal with a odd history. The structure it's a real maze because it binds an old Victorian house with a big modern structure that contains a library and a theatre... but the strange thing is that everybody that work here is absolutely convinced that there's a ghost that haunt the centre. Bill, the night guard, told us a lot of episodes about the ghost's apparitions. So... those drawings are the result of all those stories.
Here is a character (the Princess of the Crystal, that's a silly name) from the anime Mawaru Penguindrum (that's an other silly one) in three different styles of drawing; the first one is inspired by McBess, the second has a rough pencil line I take from some illustration of new Tank Girl's comics and an art book of Ashley Wood. The third is inspired by a drawing of Claire Wendling but I wasn't able to reproduce the softness of the line and the colors of her style... neither the proportion she uses... a total fail.