It’s time to show you my new website: Lychee.fr is now InkontheRocks.com with a new design!
Some posts from the old website have been lost during the process since the web host OVH deletes all your files after only 15 days of expiration… So beware if you are on vacation and forgot about your blog hosting expiry date!
Fortunately, my awesome husband managed to recover some of them thanks to a year old backup!
Just in time for #Inktober 2017! I’m doing one ink drawing a day for the entire month of October and I chose a popular TV show for the theme: Game of Thrones.
Each day of this month, I publish the drawing on facebook, tumblr and Instagram. Here is the summary for Week 1. Which one is your favorite ?
I had a really hard time drawing a mermaid… who would have thought?
When I was a child, my favorite movie was Disney’s Little Mermaid. I watched over and over again, admiring her hair floating around. I didn’t want to draw something resembling disney mermaids, so I went for a goldfish look.
I found it hard to create an interesting shape for her hair, I wish I could animate it… and I need the bubbles… THE BUBBLES! (can’t you hear them in your head?)
I was really clueless as to what I could draw for the Themepark theme. I didn’t want to do a huge and complicated drawing with rollercoasters and colors and insanity and spend hours and hours working on it.
So I thought about the stuff I like about themeparks and my mind went to DisneySea in Japan when I first went there last year. I was amazed by the amount of girls who were wearing costumes and were running around with park merchandise and popcorn buckets. They were so cute!
I decided to use my Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils for the illustration. I think they can give drawings a nice « children’s book » feel.
Happy new year guys! Haven’t posted in a while, but as always I have EXCUSES!
This year is a great new start for me, I’m in a new country on a new continent, starting a new life!
Since I moved in October, my Inktober challenge was a huge fail. I did a few more drawings I haven’t posted here yet, maybe I will one day though. Even if Inktober did not work out for me, I liked the challenge of having to create drawings regularly. Once a day can be really difficult though, so I went on the search for a new challenge that would be less demanding but still interesting and I found the 52-week Illustration Challenge.
What is the 52-week Illustration Challenge? It is a Facebook group with illustrators and people who just like to draw, where a new theme is imposed each week.
The theme for the first week was Fancy dress. So I drew a Versailles style dress… what’s more fancy than that?
I want to work on more traditional media this year. I have always worked with my old Wacom Intuos tablet, but lately I get really impatient with it. Maybe because I get more and more interested in linework, which is really annoying to do with a tablet. I guess a Cintiq would make this job easier, but I don’t have that kind of money right now and I’m no professional, so I guess I need to stop obsessing about it.
I was planning on doing an other movie today, but nothing turned out the way I wanted. I panicked and turned to Leeloo, figuring it would be fun to try out my Muji 6-in-1 Colour Pen!
Inktober is a real chalenge because I have to whip out a « finished piece » without having the time to work on it for more than a few hours. I feel like in a month I will look back on the drawings I posted and cry a little, but right now I’m only proud to be able to hang on for almost a week. Only 25 days left to go!