Working on color harmony through… Rainbow Loom Bracelets!

The curse of having very young cousins is that you know everything about kids’ and young teens’ obsessions. Last spring and summer, in France, kids have become obsessed with some new creative occupations coming from the United States: RAINBOW LOOM BRACELETS. I used to make jewels with pearls and looms as I was younger. But I had to chose among all my creative activities!

IMG_3661I finally gave in to this obsession and purchased a kit this week. Here are my first realizations! They’re quite simple but I enjoyed working with colors. It’s really different from my darker drawings and paintings, it’s quite childish but I couldn’t help it. I found it addictive and relaxing between two writing sessions and homework!

In addition, I found it useful as a “graphic designer”: working with bright colors help me to create color associations and harmonies, and to see if some colors work together or not!… These harmonies have been inspired by exotic places I never visited. From the top to the bottom you can see different associations:

Miami: These light colors – light blue, yellow, orange, light pink – remind me of Florida, especially home decoration in series like Dexter.

Hawaii: Surf, sun, beach, palms… This is my “hawaiian dream”, full of bright colors like yellow, red, green and orange!

Tokyo: Japan is a place where most modern technologies and traditions live together. I imagine Tokyo like a city full of colored lights! I chose neon-like stuff – purple, green-blue, fluorescent green and pink. I can easily imagine such colors on graphic creations inspired by Japan, especially by a modern city like Tokyo.

San Francisco: I chose all colors of the rainbow for this composition… Indeed, many movements are born in San Francisco, it was the city of tolerance, you could come there wherever you came from, whatever your background, and so on. San Francisco IS the rainbow.

Kyoto: On this armband, I mixed colors that reminded me of kimono motives. I have read Memoirs of a Geisha as a teen, and I remember the description of tea houses in Kyoto, of wonderful clothes the narrator had to wear. So I imagined this composition like a yukata with vegetal motives, and chose colors like red, pink, light pink and green.

I hope you enjoyed this little creation, and I hope I’ll write something entertaining very soon for this new Inspiration section! I’ll be back soon with new dark illustrations and artworks!

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Some Changes on This Blog…

:) Hey you, dear Readers and Followers! :)

I’m glad to show you some changes on the blog… :) I wish it could have been more spectacular – a true homepage presenting latest posts, just like a professional website – but I’m sure I’ll do it as soon as I’ll be able to create a template. I know I’m not a designer, but now I’m studying graphic design, I’d like this blog could look more… “professional”. I wanted to show the diversity of my realizations and abilities, and my influences. It’s a fact, when you like someone’s artwork, when you like an artist, whatever his/her area of competences (music, writing, graphic design, painting, acting, and so on…) most of time you’d like to know what influenced his/her work…

Capture d’écran 2014-09-20 à 01.43.15So I decreased the number of categories and organized them according to the type of realizations. Of course, some of them correspond to several catégories! For instance, you can find my novel illustrations both in “Novel Online” and “Illustration/Drawing”! Here are the new sections:

  • Blog News: In this category I put together posts like this one – announcements, news on my personal evolution as a blogger, artist or writer. I cross my fingers: maybe one day I’ll announce you a publication, an exhibition, a project, an internship, or something like this! :)
  • Novel Online: Studies, sketches, drawings or graphic arts related to my novel online. Most of them are pencil illustrations, but I’m working on something else at the moment! I could be more… colorful! :)
  • Digital Arts: All artworks I made with some software – like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, maybe iPhoto in some cases. It can be related to my curent learning, or personal. It’s only starting but I’ll add some of my new realizations in a few days!
  • Graphic Arts: It regards some graphic experimentations – drawings, shadow plays, posters, paintings, layouts, etc. They can be hand- or computer-made.
  • Graphic Design Studies: My homework in graphic design! :)
  • Illustration/Drawing: My handmade drawings – pencil, charcoal, ink, pen, etc. – and studies.
  • Painting: My colorful paintings and some studies related to them.
  • Inspiration: It’s a new category regarding some issues influencing my work, some stuff I like. It can be about arts, artists, stationery… I think it can be quite entertaining, and it allows me to write in English now I live in France.

I hope you’ll enjoy this new organisation. If you liked this post and my artworks, 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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Illustrations For My Novel – Chapter XXVIII – September 2014

:) Here we are! :)

A very important moment of the novel is approaching, and at the police office, every one is getting prepared… They just learned of good news and hope it’s a positive sign of destiny, as their superintendent is bringing some sweets…

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Far away from them, in another district of Vienna, Zoé is trying to make love with her boyfriend, but she’s thinking of anyone else…

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If you can read in French, I suggest you to read my novel online Le Sang des Wolf, or like it on Facebook.

If you liked this “artwork”, 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 XXVII – Bromance Heroes – September 2014

Maybe you remember this issue of my novel: the BROMANCE. As I already wrote, I have always been fascinated by the way men behave to each other, I have always been fond of bromances in films and series. I have been surrounded by men in deep friendship, nice to each other, who don’t fear to hug a pal when he feels bad. It’s very touching! In my novel, both main male characters have a deep and affectionate relation to each other.

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But my favorite illustration related to their bromance is the second one. In this scene, one of them feels particularly down and is ready to endanger himself to prove something… So he comes to his cousin’s room and they share the bed… Because he only needs a big hug!

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Lukas needs a hug from Jan… Oh cute!

If you can read in French, I suggest you to read my novel online Le Sang des Wolf, or like it on Facebook.

If you liked this “artwork”, 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 XXVII – Naked Girl in the Forest – September 2014

In this scene from my novel, a mysterious naked young lady is found in Wienerwald forest, in Vienna area… It’s a very short scene, a detail in the story, we know nothing about the girl, except she’s cold, exhausted, frightened and… naked. This detail will have its importance in novel’s sequel!

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If you can read in French, I suggest you to read my novel online Le Sang des Wolf, or like it on Facebook.

If you liked this “artwork”, 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 XXVII – Zoé and Tristana – September 2014

Here’s another representation of Zoé – the brunette – and her Austrian friend Tristana. In this scene, Tristana tries to understand some facts regarding Zoé, who finally confesses something important… I highlighted Zoé’s big dark eyes. In the story, people are fascinated by her catching look and her eyes as “deep as black holes”.

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If you can read in French, I suggest you to read my novel online Le Sang des Wolf, or like it on Facebook.

If you liked this “artwork”, 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 XXVII – Tristana, Zoé and Viktor – September 2014

Another kissing scene with Zoé, her flirt Viktor and her best friend Tristana, who sees this with suspicion… I enjoyed drawing her expressive fave. I must admit I also like representing couples kissing.

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If you can read in French, I suggest you to read my novel online Le Sang des Wolf, or like it on Facebook.

If you liked this “artwork”, 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!
Blanche Mt.Cl.

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