Film Poster – What If My Novel Was a Film? – August 2014

:) BONUS FOR TONIGHT! :)

I’m proud to show you my last graphic design homework… I finished it a few minutes ago, I’m exhausted, but happy!

It’s not perfect, but it’s not exactly what I planned to do, but some ideas came as I was working on it. Main purpose of this work was to work on filters and to create a film poster – sci-fi or horror – for a film that doesn’t exist. So I decided to imagine a poster for an adaptation of my novel, which is not even published. It sounds as if I was showing off, but I think there’s nothing bad in showing the atmosphere of my writings just as I imagined it. I am going to send this project to school this week. :) I am very impatient to know what they think of it!

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What if my novel was a film?

What does this poster represent? Story takes place in Vienna. This posters evokes a very important scene, in Chapter X. Main female character, Zoé, makes an unexpected encounter in Augerten Park. Poster focuses on supernatural and romantic dimension of the story, which mixes mystery, murders and humour. In the background, behind mist and wolves approaching, you can see tree and Flakturm of the park enlightened by full moon.  In foreground, you can see main female character, Zoé (actually, female model is… me), petrified, facing a big grey wolf she will meet again and again later in the story…

Title: Le Sang des Wolf (Wolf’s Blood, Family Wolf’s Blood)

Little Sentence: One Family. One Secret. One girl who compromised it.

If you can read in French, I suggest you to read my novel online Le Sang des Wolf. You can click on the following link: http://lesangdeswolf.com, or like my page: https://www.facebook.com/LeSangDesWolf.

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 Facebook page: https://http://www.facebook.com/BlancheMontclair, and maybe share it!

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Illustration For My Novel – Chapter XXV – Wolfgang Wagner

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I’m back with another illustration for my novel.

Most of my readers are fond of Lukas’ character – the blond one who looks like Merlin‘s Arthur Pendragon. So they tend to forget there’s another blond hottie in this story: wolves’ expert, handsome metalhead Wolfgang Wagner. He’s handsomeness, intelligence, subtlety, happiness and humour. I wish I could have known someone like this in my life!

If you can read in French, I suggest you to read my novel online Le Sang des Wolf. You can click on the following link: http://lesangdeswolf.com, or like my page: https://www.facebook.com/LeSangDesWolf

If you liked this illustration, you can also follow me on Twitter (I’m tweeting both in French and in English: @Blanche_Mt_Cl, or like my Facebook page: https://http://www.facebook.com/BlancheMontclair, and maybe share it! You can also visit my second blog: http://rblmtcl1.wordpress.com/.

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Contrast of Hue Edited With Photoshop – August 2014

Hey you, dear followers! :)

If you liked my collage, I made a kind of experience, and edited these artworks on Photoshop.

I was so proud after edition of my other collage that I decided to edit this one. I tried the same type of transformation, I mean an effect of oil painting, after poster edges. It’s not as impressive as the other one, but it’s really expressive and colorful. Just as the other one, it could make a wonderful illustration or piece of creative stationery (I’m really fond of it, and I’d really like to create something like this one day!)

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I really hope you enjoyed this collage! If you dis, you can also follow me on Twitter (I’m tweeting both in French and in English: @Blanche_Mt_Cl, or like my Facebook page: https://http://www.facebook.com/BlancheMontclair, and maybe share it!

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Artistic Study – My Collage Edited With Photoshop – August 2014

I was so fond of this collage, that I wanted to try something: giving it a more coherent and uniform appearance. I edited it with Photoshop. I created a halo around the moon and applied a filter into giving it the appearance of an oil painting. I have to say the effect is beautiful. I think I’ll try it again in the future! It could make a beautiful illustration for a tale book, of for some kind of creative stationery!

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I also tried it with poster edges.

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I really hope you enjoyed these collages! If you dis, you can also follow me on Twitter (I’m tweeting both in French and in English: @Blanche_Mt_Cl, or like my Facebook page: https://http://www.facebook.com/BlancheMontclair, and maybe share it!

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Illustration For My Novel – Chapter XXIV – Sexy Wolf Tamer

Here’s an illustration of my novel’s last chapter, a dark and violent one, taking place in a dirty, disgusting Viennese cellar: I mean an illegal wolves’ traffickers’ reunion with wolves’s fights… A mysterious lady, a very sexy wolf tamer dressed in black latex and wearing a wolf mask, enters the place with her triumphant cruel protégés…

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If you can read in French, I suggest you to read my novel online Le Sang des Wolf. You can click on the following link: http://lesangdeswolf.com, or like my page: https://www.facebook.com/LeSangDesWolf

If you liked this illustration, you can also follow me on Twitter (I’m tweeting both in French and in English: @Blanche_Mt_Cl, or like my Facebook page: https://http://www.facebook.com/BlancheMontclair, and maybe share it! You can also visit my second blog: http://rblmtcl1.wordpress.com/.

Blanche Mt.Cl.

Thank You For Following This Blog and Enjoying My Work!

To my Dear Readers and Followers,

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Detail from “Heart-Bleeding Knights”

I just want to say: THANK YOU. Thank you a lot for following this blog and liking its different posts. It really, REALLY means a lot to me, both as an artist and as an individual.

Indeed, regarding drawing and painting, I am a self-learner and each artwork is a big challenge, ’cause these past ten years after my A-Level, I didn’t have many time to devote to my creative activities and to improve myself. And I’m quite old – 27 years old already! I made interesting studies, but as I was younger, my family, although they’re adorable, didn’t take me seriously when I was talking of studying arts and crafts or graphic design. Now they regret it, ’cause I spent years studying  interesting stuff (German, History and International relations) in prestigious universities and schools. I even made brilliant studies and published some academic papers. But I felt I was missing something.

I ended my studies in 2012. As I came back to France after a very interesting internship in England, I had changed my point of view. I used to write many articles on geopolitics, culture and literature for young people without my academic background. I also illustrated some of my productions, and worked as a photographer. I had the great chance of working with many interesting individuals, especially a talented, big-hearted and inspiring graphic designer. I am still thankful to her, because she’s been – and still is – so kind and encouraging. I realized creating made me really happy, that I couldn’t live without it. After this wonderful experience, I had to face unemployment. I am not complaining, I guess nowadays it’s the case for many young adults after years of studies, ’cause they’re not considered to have experience enough, and because education system doesn’t meet the needs of job market. I made the choice of seeing unemployment as an opportunity. I had the time to do stuff I like, and to learn new stuff. I thought: “I should have done exactly as I felt, when I was younger. Even if I have to face difficulties, essential is that I could do what I really like. It’s easier to remain motivated, focused and keen to fight for something you like and you’re talented for.” 

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A view on a sketchbook

Only thinking and looking at wars and conflicts occuring on the other side of the world from an office, debating on international projects that never make progress wasn’t the goal of my life. Anyway I couldn’t find any employment in this area, in spite of my efforts for making people I lived with proud of me!

I finally made the choice, this time I was supported by my family, of looking for underqualified jobs – receptionist into practicing foreign languages – into paying a distance learning in graphic design. I don’t regret, ’cause my experience as a receptionist for a big company was interesting, and once more I met nice, open-minded and careful individual. But I had money enough to pay this learning, and now my contract ended, I am unemployed anew but use this time to progress on my learning and to develop new competence. And let me tell you, I LOVE WHAT I AM DOING. It seems so natural, although I still have difficulties on some pieces of software! :) I feel it’s what I am meant to do with my life. As soon I’ll have send enough homework to my distance-learning school, I’m going to look for internships in this area. I can’t instantaneously become a graphic designer, so a little experience can help! :)

Some people I knew didn’t understand this choice: “You’ve such a background, certainly you didn’t made enough efforts into finding a prestigious job! Someone with your intelligence should work for a think tank, in a ministry…” But hey, I can’t spend my life forcing myself to do demanding things that don’t interest me and that don’t let me time to live and develop new competences! And I can’t invent employment in international relations if it doesn’t exist… And at last but not least, argument of intelligence is NOT VALID at all. Indeed, I think every one is free to decide what he/she wants to do with his/her intelligence. You can be a brilliant scientist, but also a talented baker or an efficient and respected receptionist! And if I fail in everything, it will be time to consider changing my projects. I don’t want to give up without trying.

This only thing I regret regarding this blog is that most of you probably don’t speak or read in French, so you cannot read my other blog, my novel online Le Sang des Wolf I really enjoyed writing! But who knows? :)

To sum up, I am really touched every time I receive a notification telling me someone liked one of my post. It motivates me, gives me the will of improving myself. It’s like positive vibrations, like an encouragement.

I am really, really thankful to people who encourage me and don’t judge my choices, to people from my family, to some friends of mine, to wonderful individual I met during my experience in England. With all my heart, I thank you a lot.

Blanche Mt.Cl.

Collage – Contrast and Warm and Cool – August 2014

MAGIC IS IN THE AIR!

Here is another collage for my graphic design learning… :) In this case, contrast of warm and cool, that illustrates my passion for storytelling. I really like tell a story when I’m drawing, painting or in this case… making a collage! :) Blue/Red seemed to be a good idea in terms of warm and cool contrast.I had the idea as I found the picture of the candles in an alternative news magazine… I imagined a supernatural or fairytale-like universe, something really baroque, inspired by stories like Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera.

 

I placed the scene in a very cold place – blue, grey, silver, black. The only touche of warmth is the young lady dressed in red. I found the perfect face in EMP-Catalogue (rock, punk and gothic clothing, I found the model was beautiful), just as her clothes and monster’s face (which actually is a silver ring!). I wanted characters to look like old puppets with apparent articulations. I have been inspired by music video of French rock band ACWL, Quand Viendra l’Heure – which is a lot darker. Characters are a lot more complex in terms of aesthetics and technique, but I guess they were made with a computer!

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What does my story tell?… A young lady, prisoner of a strange monster, in a cold but place. Here she’s walking on a terrasse with a view on an icy cathedral, and on a starry sky. As articulations of characters were apparent, I chose to show mechanics of the universe with a sky map. I took it in an astronomy magazine. I added the moon.

Monster has a skull mask. As you can see, he’s dressed in cold colors: he’s like mechanic, full of chains and gears that maintain him alive, and that make beat his red heart (a piece of goth’ jewelry, by the way!). :) Look at the monster, carefully holding a silver rose: don’t you think he plans to offer it to his beautiful and sweet prisoner…  His heart is red like the lady’s dress, who’s holding a light blue flower, like the one on background portico. Colors suggest each character has a piece of the other inside… His heart beats for her, and she will be seduced by strange perfume of this place… That augurs some kind of romance, don’t you think?

I really hope you enjoyed these collages! If you dis, you can also follow me on Twitter (I’m tweeting both in French and in English: @Blanche_Mt_Cl, or like my Facebook page: https://http://www.facebook.com/BlancheMontclair, and maybe share it!

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