Posts Tagged ‘Zoe va au zoo’


November 23, 2009 Leave a comment

It was long but I’m really proud of the result: a Gorilla playing drum.

Gorilla - Gorille
Gorilla Digital Painting – 2009

This digital drawing is based on an old sketch I drew back in 2001 for the video game “Zoe va au zoo”.

Gorille - Gorilla
Gorilla Sketch – 2001

This character was one of the animals Zoe met in the spaceship. Have a look on the post “Zoé… and a mushroom” for more information! The drawing of each character was coloured in Photoshop or directy in Flash before the animation step. Here is the result:

Gorille - Gorilla
Gorilla Digital Painting – 2001

I tried to follow some advice provided in SOS Factory’s blog like adding some light reflection on the skin, changing the layer blending options and drawing the strokes with the pen tool. In the end, I worked 2 days on this drawing… I still need some more practice with Photoshop in order to be more efficient. But it was a good exercise for discovering, learning and training more on using Photoshop.


Zoé… and a mushroom

November 19, 2009 1 comment

Today a little colourisation. The drawing was done in 2001 for the flash video game “Zoé va au Zoo”. Zoé is a little girl living in Scotland. She’s walking in the street when she is sucked by a spaceship where lived various animals speaking french… A great idea for an e-learning product from Dr Philippe Delcloque.

Jaquette du jeu - Game Jacket
Jacket sketch – 2001

Zoe – 2009

After many hours on this colourisation, I finally realised that the drawing was quite unbalanced with the big mushroom on the right pressed against Zoe and a large empty space on the left. In the sketch, this room was filled by a shrub.

Another strange part in this digital drawing are Zoe’s eyes, they look like asian eyes. The reason lies in the eyelid, the distance between the eyebrow and the eyelash and the eye’s width. The result is really weird!

In this drawing, all the strokes have been done with the pen tool under Photoshop. I have achieved the shadow with the normal brush tool on the character and painted all the landscape with a special brush tool really handy to create fractal surface.


November 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Today, a little colourisation of an old pencil drawing: one of the “Zoé va au zoo” video game’s character. I worked in 2001 on this project in Scotland. The purpose was teaching french to the childrens through an adventure game. In the game, Zoé, the main character, meet different animals needing her help. Each ordeal match with a french lesson.

Perroquet - Parrot
Pencil drawing – 2001

Colourisation – 2009

To create this digital drawing I worked on Photoshop using only the brush and the eraser. The result is not so clean as using the pen and the gradient tools.