I’m back on today with a second ink drawing. This time, I’ve been inspired by my novel online Le Sang des Wolf. At the moment, I’m really busy with my graphic design learning, so I don’t create something really new regarding drawing. So I’m trying to keep the good work with topic I and you already know.
I re-explored the topic of the young lady and the wolf. I drew it in a few minutes. I played with contrast, shadows and features. I highlighted wolf’s and young lady’s eyes. I’ve been inspired by Japanese manga comics and animated series, where young ladies always have big starry eyes. It also made a kind of look-alike with wolf’s bright eyes.
Of course the girl looks like Zoé, my main female character – the same doll-like face, the same big dark eyes, and the same messy and wavy hair. The fact is I re-started posting chapters of the novel on its website, so I’m really, really inspired. I only miss time!
I hope you were pleased to see my Zoé and her favorite wolf again!
Have a nice day!
I’m finally back with some new creation, a dark ink drawing inspired by Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and its famous… dance scene. :) I decided to draw a new half naked female dancer wearing a kind of dancing suit in sparkles hiding some strategic areas of her body, and a particular feathered hat.
I wanted it to be very dark, with the dancer emerging from fumes and obscurity, like a kind of demon. I used ink like a pen, for its high contrasts and because of its powerful features allowing a great expressivity in illustration.
I hope you liked it, and I’ll be back very soon with something new on this blog! Have a nice day!
I’m back today with some recent creations related to my wolves’s sketches of previous posts. Indeed, I can tell you now, I was working at my French speaking blog Les Mondes de Blanche new design and visual identity and I wanted to create a kind of logo or mascot.
As you know, I love wolves. In addition, they communicate something interesting, grace, elegance and strength. So I created a very simple, black and white, almost smiling, delicate she-wolf. I think my she-wolf is quite elegant, and not frightening at all.
I also chose to create an elegant version, dressed as if she was at work. I like imagining she’s a graphic designer, thinking of a project, developing new ideas and concept. Or maybe like a writer, about to tell a new story…
In mythology, wolves also embody intelligence, instinct and courage. Now I’m looking for an internship, I think I need all these qualities! So let’s hope this lovely She-Wolf will bring me good luck! :)
I hope you liked it!
I’m glad to show you my last “creations related to wolves… As I already wrote in previous post, I’m working of something involving wolves. So I’m currently sketching many, many wolves. But a kind of wolves “adapted” to our lives, some kind of “human” and trendy animals. Indeed you probably noticed I’m quite fond of wolves, and now I’m studying graphic design, I think it’s re-educating my eye, and it leads me to new ways of sharing my ideas, re-creating my universe with new media.
I’m glad to show you some creations related to wolves.
I was quite impatient to post them on Facebook. Indeed they’ve been inspired by a French-speking animated series from my childhood Moi, Renart (“Me, Fox”), where characters had animal faces. Main character was a detective looking like a fox, and opening theme is unforgettable. I used to be a fan as a child. Recently, I watched BoJack Horseman with my bro’, and it reminded me of Moi, Renart‘s great universe. Knowing I love wolves so much, you can imagine the result! :)
I chose to make them quite trendy and smart-looking… Indeed, as I started this blog, I still looked like a student with my jeans and trainers – I still wear them, but since I’ve been a receptionist and experienced high-heel shoes and lovely dresses making looking me more feminine, I quite enjoy being fashionable, casual and rock. Not for the others, but for myself. I like feeling elegant. So I drew a kind of metrosexual wolf in a tight suit, reminding me of Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock, so sexy and so British. Regarding she-wolf, she looks more cartoony, but I paid a particular attention to her outfit – I imagine she’s wearing a lovely dress with a suit jacket, and a long trendy necklace. I like imagining absurd and extraordinary thinks, so I guess those drawings are the beginning of something bigger, a kind of series devoted to wolves or animals behaving like humans.
I’ll tell you more in a few days! :)
Have a good night, and dark, sweet dreams!
I’m back with some new sketches on studies devoted to… wolves. Once more. I love them so much! :) But for once it has nothing to do with my novel online (but maybe one day, it could be, if I decide to change the illustrations). But at the moment, I’m working on a particular projects involving… a wolf. :) I can’t tell you more about it, except I needed to draw wolves’ faces.
Here they are!
I’ve used two techniques – pencils and ink – and hope you liked them. I tried different styles, and one portrait even looks quite cartoony. I wanted strong contrasts into recreating expressive and dark pictures. I wanted to draw wolves who could remind us of human behavior. I’ll be back soon with some new stuff, and I wish you a good night and dark, sweet dreams!
I chose to work on a logo reminding of famous Rubik’s Cube! I had the idea of creating such a logo because of this game’s significance both in terms of design – it has become a cult object – and entertainment. I can be considered to be like a puzzle too. It accompanies kids, teens and aven adults in developing some sorts of abilities and… patience.
I willingly used principles of flat design and only suggested the perspective into keeping the shape quite simple. I played with an harmony of six colors and the contrast of hue. My purpose with this bright colors was to make this logo visible, appealing and… lisible. I mixed the letters with the cube itself and chose a very simple font you can read from far, FAR away…
In terms of communication material, I chose a quite unusual approach – actually something becoming quite fashionable in French trendy start-ups: I created square visit cards reminding of the cube’s shape! I think it’s striking and playful, like a way to make notice this store.
I reused the colors of the logo and created a multicolored mosaic motive for the background of the visit card. As I already mentioned, perspective is only suggested, so I wanted the cube to seem to come from the background. Typography is simple: indeed, the composition is quite colorful and a wrong choice of typography could have made the composition a lot heavier. Manager’s visit cards are a lot sober, with different shades of only two or three colors, focusing on contact details and position, and follow a kind of color code according to their responsibilities, departments or services.
Regarding headed paper, I did the same as in previous projects: I tried to propose different solutions based on logo, its elements and colors into designing a dynamic and playful header or footer, exploring various possibilities. For that reason, graphics are so cool! :) So I tried something different into avoiding monotony on communication material: on a fourth version, I only kept logo’s typography and mosaic motive on the side of the sheet…
In conclusion to this project I sent to school yesterday, I’ll be happy, whatever the project that will catch the attention of my teachers, because I really enjoyed working on three logos. I already have ideas for following steps of this work, and I hope it will be well-marked! ;) I’ll let you know anyway, and I hope you had some pleasure in seeing this logos and their possibilities of variation, although it’s very far from my usual artworks and universe!
Have a nice day or evening, depending on where you’re blogging! :)
Maybe you already had a look at post related to Toy-Land, my visual identity project for school, meant to be in my portfolio. I presented first project, but know… please let me show you second project!
In this case, I chose to work on this airy, delicate and soft logo representing balloons carrying Toy-Land’s letters in the air. I hesitated between two harmonies of colors, but finally decided to use coral, teal and light-red.
I was thinking they’d look better on a blue sky background. I chose this colors because they can look great in a kid’s room, whatever their gender. In addition balloons represent imagination, innocence. Their quite traditional aspect appeal nostalgia and lovely memories in adults’ mind. It’s a call for dream, imagination. I wanted communication material could be as soft as the logo itself.
So I created a motive representing a lightly cloudy, blue sky I could use as a background on cards, headed paper and even shopping bags and wrapping paper. On visit cards, it looks really great, and contrast works quite well. I also tried to play with typography and colors into making informations lisible, and chose a font reminding of kids’ writings into breaking logo’s strict geometry.
I tried the same on headed paper, both a traditional approach and a separation between several elements, and I also played with transparency. I wanted to avoid monotony and let potential clients (in school, they want us to be professional, so I talk about clients!) the choice of approach they like the most. I know people I live with were really, really fond of this project in particular.
I hope you liked it and that you’ll also be pleased with next project!