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Inspired by Tattoo and Maori Art

August 9, 2012 2 comments

To decorate a piece of furniture made ​​from recycled planks of wood, painted, I drawn the following designs. I will create after a stencil from these designs:

Tattoo Maori

The left one is a copy of a real tattoo found on the web, the right is rather inspired by Maori tattoos. In the right one, you’ll see the white curved forms like new unfurling silver fern frond. This form is called “Koru” and appears in most Maori arts: sculpture, tattoos, jewelry. It symbolized the birth, the growth.

Finally we choose the tattoo design rather than the Maori one. It would have overloaded our furniture.

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First step: sketches

March 19, 2012 1 comment

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Recently, I realized at work some car, home, motorcycle and boat’s sketches to illustrate the website’s home page. Finally the idea was abandoned and we moved to a web home page more traditional, but I really enjoyed the time I spent to sketch like a break and decided to share them with you. Here they are:

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To sketch before any drawing or illustration, is necessary for me … Of course, this is not the case for all illustrators. And the result is not better with or without sketches, it all depends on the artist. Below is a great video of a painting “virtuoso” made by the artist Alice X Zhang: watch the video

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From the sketch to the final vector graphic: the crazy cat

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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Back from vacation, I feel great to come back to my pencils. Here are the 5 steps I used for creating a crazy cat from the sketch to the final result. The vector desig is perfectly adapted for printing on very small or very large product without loosing quality. A new mascot is ready!

We start with a small pencil sketch, outlined with a large pen. Then this is the vectorization step completed by some alterations on the initial drawing and followed by colorization. A blue cat? Why not, it matches so well its funny look. For shadows and touches of light, you need to imagine one or more light sources and visualize the character in 3D! Well, I’m still working on it…

Have a good week!

A dinosaur for Lucas

January 30, 2012 Leave a comment

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Is it the new children’s game fashion? or just a new passion of Lucas? Dragons in cartons, plastic, make it yourself, stickers on the wall, flying dinosaurs, baby dinos emerging from the egg … so why not a pencil drawing.

Tsintaosaurus - Dinosaure

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A dragon for Chinese New Year

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

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Happy new year, prosperity, happiness for the Chinese New Year under the sign of the dragon… one of the most famous signs of Chinese astrology!

Well, I’m a little tired and did not manage to draw a nicer dragon for Chinese New Year.

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Coffee addict… and chocolate!

January 17, 2012 2 comments

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A quick sketch this week to illustrate the addiction to coffee … Chocolate which is particularly strong for one of my colleagues or even all, myself included:)

Coffee Addict

By the way, I found an interesting Wiki page about the caffeine, especially concerning the amount of caffeine contained in black tea, green tea, chocolate and coffee. There is as much caffeine in black tea than green tea: 50mg for 20cl cup (small cup). This corresponds to half the caffeine in a cup of coffee (espresso or filter)! And beyond 300 mg of caffeine per day, which means 3 cups of coffee or six cups of tea or 250g of chocolate or 2.5 L of cola, it’s a drug.


December 19, 2011 1 comment

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A little sketch draw last week for one of my colleague who’s fan of this big cats. By the way, I learned that a leopard was a kind of panther.

Guépard - Cheetah
Chetah running after his dinner