Illustration For My Novel – Twelfth Flashback – Detective’s Tattoo

Here is another illustration related to Le Sang des Wolf, my novel online. In this scene from detective Terwull’s – the old one, who investigates in the 1950’s – journal, he’s attacked at home. Masked people steal him his notes from his investigation. He fights with them, but one of the attackers stops beating him, as he sees the tattoo on his left arm. This number prisoners used to be marked with in concentration camps. Indeed, as an Austrian resistant (yes it existed!) against Nazis, Terwull has been sacked and sent to Mauthausen (see illustration regarding this tragic event).

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This is a tense, powerful moment. I really enjoyed writing it, but everything that regards concentration camps has a strange effect on me – like a kind of physical pain, like a silent scream I am not in a position to express because I never experienced the horror of this frightening times. It’s very difficult to write on it, to draw something about it without taking the risk of minimizing the pain of the victims. For me, everything is concentrated in those awful tattoos marking people like object, symbols of the destruction of body and soul. So this scene in the novel is very short, but intense. (Doctor Wolf, enthusiastic Nazi and physician,  has been involved in secret, “scientific” and esoteric experimentations on human beings…)

After his attacker saw this, he tells Terwull: “You’re in a position to understand why knowledges of Wolf, or people like him, should not be transmitted… We can never know what could happen with it, especially if it falls in bad hands…”

If you liked this post, you can, if you read in French, have a look at my novel Le Sang des Wolf. You can also follow me on Twitter (I’m tweeting both in French and in English): @Blanche_Mt_Cl, or like my creative page on Facebook!

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Illustration For My Novel – Twelfth Flashback – Siegfried’s Eyes

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I’m glad to present you my last illustrations related to my novel. I have to tell I haven’t been so satisfied for a while. I really took a great pleasure in drawing it. In this flashback, detective Terwull – the old one, investigating in 1952 in Vienna the strange case of Doctor Wolf’s murder – discovers in Wolf’s flat, in his son Siegfried’s room, an old photography of the young man. He sees Siegfried standing near a friend of his. Both are handsome, tall and blond. But detective notices they have strange and beautiful  bright, almost phosphorescent eyes.

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This is what I wanted to recreate on this drawing: Siegfried and his best friend’s eyes. Siegfried is standing on the left. Maybe you remember another blond hottie of the story, Lukas Finsterwald: it’s not said in my novel’s first volume, but he’s meant to have a strong and disturbing ressemblance with his grand-uncle Siegfried he never knew.

I really wish I could do it a painting or some digital arts realization!

If you liked this post, you can, if you read in French, have a look at my novel Le Sang des Wolf. You can also follow me on Twitter (I’m tweeting both in French and in English: @Blanche_Mt_Cl, or like my creative page on Facebook!

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Illustration For My Novel – Chapter XXX – Main Female Character – Tristana

I’m back with a girl from Le Sang des Wolf, lovely Tristana, detective Terwull’s daughter. In this scene, she’s getting ready for her workday… In a few days, you’ll see sweet Zoé again!

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Illustrations For My Novel – Chapter XXX – Superintendent Huber

I’m back with some new illustration related to my novel online Le Sang des Wolf.

Here the “sweet” Superintendent Huber from Vienna criminal squad. Ulrike Huber is a tall, blond and hot woman in her fifties. She’s very sexy but swears a lot and enjoys shouting on detective Terwull when something went wrong in their investigations…

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Graphic Design Project – Film Poster – Second Version

There was something wrong on this poster’s first version, especially in what concerns the title. I just re-worked it and reoriented the gradient into obtaining more striking design. It’s only a detail, but it looks less sloppy!

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Graphic Design Project – Film Poster – “Art Nouveau” Poster for “The Illusionist”

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Good evening, my dear readers and followers. I am just finishing a piece of graphic design homework, which consists in creating a film poster. This poster must be completely different from official one, and let appear names of main actors, film title, director, and maybe some striking sentence.

I chose Neil Burger’s The Illusionist, a supernatural-historical fiction starring Edward Norton, taking place in Vienna at the beginning of 20th century. Although it’s not considered to be a huge masterpiece, I’ve been fascinated by particular atmosphere and photography, and by Norton, Biel and Giamatti’s performance in this pleasant film. I enjoyed the influence of Vienna Secession in several cuts, especially the usage of light and colors (golden, orange, yellow, warm brown, black) used by many Austrian artists of this period in their paintings, graphic, architectural and design productions. I wanted to recreate both darkness and warmth of The Illusionist photography.

If you watched, you probably remember… the orange tree. A wonderful scene, with Philip Glass’ stunning soundtrack. It is visually amazing: Edward Norton makes an orange tree grow instantaneously. In addition, orange tree trick becomes a big issue between Eisenheim (Edward Norton), the illusionist, and detective Uhl (Paul Giamatti), who is fond of magic and enjoyed Eisenheim’s show at the beginning of the film.

In this digital artwork, I have been influenced by Art Nouveau and Vienna Secession artworks. I tried to re-adapt it to our present tastes. It is not perfect, but it was my first work on Illustrator. It took me HOURS. I also re-worked title’s font, into making it both Art Nouveau and lisible.

I really hope you’ll like it!

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Illustration For My Novel – Chapter XXIX – Long Night at the Finterwald’s

:) Hey you, my dear readers and followers! :)

On this sunny day, I’m glad to present you some new dark illustrations related to my novel online. They illustrate a dark and tense moment, as main male character comes back from this terrible wolves’ fight. He has been deeply wounded; his father, his father personal assistant Thomas and Thomas’ son Rob take care of him. But it’s a little bit hard-work!

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Rob finding wounded Lukas in the garage

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Difficult operation without anesthesia, in a kitchen…

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Markus and his son Lukas, after this tense moment…

If you can read in French, I suggest you to read my novel online Le Sang des Wolf, or like it on Facebook. But at the moment, I wish you to have a nice day! I hope you enjoyed it!

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