Blog News – Digital Arts Very Soon

Dear Readers and Followers,

I got a little announcement for you!

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My Creative Lucky Shoes! Break a Leg!

I am not telling you that a publishing house published my novel (stil break a leg!) or that I am planning an exhibition, but it’s good news anyway!

As I already wrote as I introduced myself in the presentation of this blog, I have spent many years at the university studying humanities and politics, although I was interested in the usage of technologies on technical purpose. And now… I finally saved enough money to attend a distance-learning in graphic design! My goal is to learn about softwares like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and maybe more than that because I am really interested in concept-art, 3D and interactive graphics! So I hope I’ll do it well, and that I’ll use it both for my professional future and for my personal artistic projects, that it will help me in valuing them. After years struggling, I hope my dream of becoming a designer will come true!

SO THERE WILL BE SOMETHING NEW ON THIS BLOG: Digital and Graphic Arts. I know I am only a beginner, and I know I am going to struggle with the software for a while. But I plan to use what I am going to learn on artistic purpose, into preparing a better professional future and valuing my own creations. I attend to post some of my “homework” – if relevant, or something using the same techniques adapted to my own universe and style. I’d be really glad to share it with you!

So now I have to do this, to write the sequel of my novel (who knows, after all?) and I hope to provide some new sketches!

Once more, thank you for following this blog, I am honored that some people enjoy my artworks!

Have a nice Sunday!

Blanche Mt.Cl.

If you like my artwork, you can follow me on Twitter (I’m tweeting both in English and in French): @Blanche_Mt_Cl or like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BlancheMontclair

Illustrations for My Novel – Chapter XXII – Lukas Finsterwald

Here are new illustrations for my novel…

Main male character, Lukas – the blond prat one who is inspired by Arthur Pendragon’s character in Merlin :) – is interrogated by detective Terwul, and is very worried about his cousin Jan. I tries another drawing technique on another sketch book. Paper Quality is not as good as in my last one, but I love it because I love the effect with HB-Pencil…

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Lukas looking prouder as he really feels…

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Detective Terwull, tired of Lukas’ arrogance

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Lukas, exhausted after hours in interrogation room

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 these illustrations, 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.

Illustrations For My Novel – Chapter XXII – Main Male Character: Jan

If you have seen previous post, you know that both main male characters are interrogated. But the fact is one of them, Jan, has some terrible memories he’s reminded of during his interrogation.

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Jan thinking of what he’s going to answer…

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Jan breaking into tears

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 these illustrations, 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.

Illustrations for My Novel – Chapter XXII – Investigating Finsterwald Family

Serious stuff in my novel… Detective Terwull is going to interrogate both main male characters…

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Superintendent Huber and Detective Terwull

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Lovely cousins Finsterwald, Jan and Lukas

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 these illustrations, 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.

Illustration For My Novel – Chapter XXI – Detective and His Daughter Tristana

I’m back with some illustrations from my novel online… Those both drawings represent a very sympathetic character. It’s main character Zoé’s best female friend… Tristana Terwull, daughter of the detective investigating the case of the wolves’ killer.

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Tristana and Zoé at the window

 

 

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Tristana in her father’s arms

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 these illustrations, 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.

Painting – Heart Bleeding Knights – July 2014

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Heart Bleeding Knights

Finally something new! An artwork which is not devoted to my novel!

I am glad to present you my last painting: Heart Bleeding Knights

After colorful last one, A Knight with His Lady, I wanted to come back to my favorite motives inspired by medieval imagery and legends, and decided to work with dark colors – although I added some touch of red, which is a very important detail given the title of this artwork. It happened something that didn’t happen for a long time, I mean I didn’t draw any study before I painted it.

As you can see, you can divide this painting in three parts from the top to the bottom:

  • The top of the trees: I conceived it as a kind of architectural drawing, like little chapels, and the branches are a kind of vault. Into representing leaves, I mixed many colors, especially bright and metallic ones, which really stand out on a black background. I mixed copper with dark purple, copper with green or silver with blue into giving some magical and dreamlike appearance to this mysterious haunted forest. I must say I have been inspired by the particular atmosphere of John Boorman’s Excalibur and all those bright greens of the forests where many scenes of the film take place.
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The Three Knights

  • The Ghosts/Knights: I knew I wanted to represent a haunted forest, and I wanted ghosts to be some kind of knights appearing in a strange and magical blue/green/purple mist. The knight in the middle is quite different. Maybe you noticed he’s wearing a crown and a braceplate as the others wear chain-mails. So you can guess he’s a king, lost for eternity in this dark forest with his suite. An important contrast is the wound they all have on the left of their chests: they’re bleeding. You know my passion for storytelling, so you can guess these knights have a story… I was imagining they lost a battle against mysterious ennemies who cursed them, condemning their souls to haunt these woods and to feel an eternal pain by making their heart bleed… 
  • Waterlily pond: On the bottom of the canvas, I chose to highlight the contrasts of the flowers and the pond where soft-colored waterlilies are quietly floating. Somewhere I know I have been inspired by my visit in Giverny and its famous waterlilies pond. I wanted to give an impression of peace, as the knights are suffering.

If you liked this painting, 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/.

For a better insight on this painting, you can have a look at my paintings album on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.580112155373775.1073741828.571798819538442&type=1&l=afa1c0696a

Blanche Mt.Cl.

Illustrations For My Novel – Chapter XX – Main Character’s Birthday

In this very “light” and dark chapter, main female character, Zoé, celebrates her birthday with some friends of her.

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Zoé and Lukas near French Embassy, where young lady’s working

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Zoé finding a strange birthday present in her mails… a necklace representing a wolf’s face

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Zoé and Jan joking at her birthday party

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Zoé and Lukas alone in the kitchen, during te party

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.

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