Posts Tagged ‘drawing’

Sketch book: first day

February 10, 2014 Leave a comment

I love drawing but I don’t draw as much I would. I took a little challenge: draw or sketch every day (if possible) in a sketch book. First day…

January 30th
A little experiment with a simple portrait from a photo. I try to simplify the shadows and strokes for a modern and dynamic rendering.




February 7, 2014 Leave a comment

A tiny illustration today… just to say hello!


Any idea to fill the bubble?

I’ve already published this one on this blog french version:

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A zombie for Lukas

February 6, 2014 Leave a comment

My husband’s cousin is a fan of the “Walkind Dead” series and other zombies. For his birthday, I threw myself into the achievement of a zombie drawing from photo with some personal touches.

Zombie, pencil drawing

Zombie, after Photoshop colorization

The final version would be printed on a hoodie…

I just received the hoodie today :

Hoodie - Zombie

Zombie - printed

Portrait, acrylic courses and maternity leave

February 12, 2013 2 comments

Things are pretty rushed lately (moving, DIY, Canadian residency, employment, crochet, pregnancy, you’ll find all this at but starting today, I am on maternity leave two months prior to the delivery date. This is the perfect opportunity to take over and spend more time on drawing, painting, illustrating and photography.

I am now enrolled in acrylic paints courses. Significantly simpler than watercolor (which requires a perfect control of spaces unpainted) or oil (very long drying time), acrylic is suitable to all mixtures, all techniques, with textures, materials, transparency, collage … which is perfectly highlighted in this workshop hosted by the University of Montreal. At the same time, I notice my weaknesses:

the use of color, color matching and color blends (I’m handier with a pen or pencil),

the application of paint (no fine lines, impasto, marks left by the brush drips)

But I do not lose hope and the discovery of these new techniques brings me a lot in terms of creativity.

At the same time I’m back on the drawing board. Here is a portrait done this morning.


Drawing from Photography

October 5, 2012 1 comment

Children playing video games.

Children playing

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Water colored Unicorn

August 23, 2012 1 comment

A special request to mark the anniversary of my niece, a small pink unicorn (princesses prefer pink, right?) On blue sky background.

Water-colored Unicorn

To achieve this painting, I began by drawing on scrap paper to avoid damaging the watercolor sheet with strong pencil strokes or traces of scrub.
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June 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Phew, the next few days should be more relaxed. Indeed, from Lyon Drupal Camp 2012 which I participated as a graphic designer (organizer? maybe a bit), to the boxes in anticipation of our move to Montreal mid June, the papers: insurance, banking, URSSAF, taxes… the months of May and June were too short.
July promises to be better and loaded by news in terms of creation: drawing, painting, photography and other goodies. Among others, I became addicted to Pinterest and Webneel , perfect for inspiration.

Here is a hand drawn wolf inspired by a photo on Pinterest. By the way, I haven’t found the original photography, so please put a comment if you are the author.

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