52 Week Illustration Challenge – Week 4: Swimming

52 Week Illustration Challenge mermaid swimming goldfish water

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?)

ariel disney hair animated gif little mermaid

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52 Week Illustration Challenge – Week 2: Outdoors

Still following the 52-Week Illustration Challenge! The theme of the second week was « Outdoors ». Now that I’m living in the land of bears, I imagined that an encounter with a bear in the wild would be an awesome thing to draw.

Here is the final piece:

I spent a lot of time on this one. I am really a slow worker when it comes to creating a finished piece. I noticed it for the first time when I was working on inktober. I start over and over again and do 1000 sketches searching for a style. Do I want something more realistic or more cartoony? Make up your mind, woman!

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First post of 2016 : projects for this year!

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.

gif colbert give it to me now

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Aurélie in Wonderland

Welcome to a post in which I will brag about my awesome summer with some photos, but that will eventually also contain a drawing, so stick with me!

A month ago, I spent a few days in french paradise.

I was invited to a really small town near Bordeaux for my friend Aurélie’s birthday. We spent the week-end in the most adorable farm house with the most luxurious garden.

jardin porte garden doorgardenBommes 2014-004Roses garden

 

The vineyards, the castles, the fresh air… sometimes I really miss the country! Paris is amazing in some ways, but I guess I will always be a small town girl at heart.

horse vineyardcastle chateau vineyard grapesvineyard cat

To celebrate Aurélie’s birthday, I decided to draw a birthday card. My very first watercolour painting!

The birthday theme was Flamingos and she had a friend make a flamingo croquet like in disney’s  » Alice In Wonderland ». I thought the flamingo scene from the movie would make a nice card.

Alice in Wonderland flamingo aquarelle watercolor

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