Blog’s New Design! – July 2015

Hey you, Dear Readers and Followers!

I’m glad to be back on this blog tonight! As you probably know if you read one of my last posts, I’m currently working as a graphic designer for an event planning agency, and I am really busy. I’m trying to do my homework for my distance learning school, but it’s quite difficult at the moment, given that I’m also working on my writings! :) So my brain is boiling, full of ideas… The only issue is time!

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In addition, I discovered a new aspect of graphic creation: web design. So I’m currently learning code and introducing myself to web design. It’s really interesting and I love exploring this technical part, knowing it could allow me wonderful achievements in terms of aesthetics. So, influenced by my new experience and knowledge, I decided this blog needed a radical change. I chose a new theme, with a light background, which looks more modern and lisible, in case some profesionnals could be interested in havin. I also use this theme template for my French blogs, which is fitting my personality and artworks. I think of re-organizing my graphic design studies portfolio and my other creations.

I hope you’ll enjoy it, but the time I put all this in order, some of this blog’s posts won’t be really… lisible. I’m deeply sorry for this, and everything will be all right in a few days.  I really hope it will make this blog more attractive, eye-catching and airier, that it will highlight my drawings, paintings and graphic creations.

Have a nice night and sweet dreams!

Blanche Mt.-Cl.

Fantasy Female Warrior – June 2015

Hey you, dear Readers and Followers!

I’m finally back with a new creation related to fantasy art, another female warrior. Indeed, although I’m still looking for a publishing house and trying to write my novel’s sequel, I’m considering writing some fantasy feature one day – not the stuff with elves and dwarves like Tolkien, ’cause I like fantasy “with balls” – things like Conan of Cimmeria. So when I got some time, I draw some armors and like imagining wonderful armors and great warriors. They can be male or female…

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A stylish female warrior…

Here is the result of my last free time… a beautiful brunette threatening you with her sword (OK, there’s some issues with her eyes, but hey, I wasn’t on a stable position when I drew it!). I wanted to avoid this cliché of sexy female warriors wearing only a chain mail bikini like Red Sonia or other super heroes. I wanted a warrior and not a male fantasy. Anyway, my warrior had to look impressive with her almost childish face and stylish with her plaits in the wind and her bright armor.

I hope you appreciate her, and that I’ll be able to provide some new illustration soon!

Have a nice night!

Blanche Mt.-Cl.

Graphic Design, Writings… Great News of the Past Month!

Hey you, dear readers and followers!

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I’m so, SO SORRY for these past days without posting any news or creations, but I’ve been quite busy. As you know, I’m currently studying graphic design, and I was looking for an internship in Paris, as a graphic designer. I just found it, so I’m quite busy at the moment and have to show a real sense for organisation into having a great work experience and pursuing my student homework – I still didn’t finalized my toys store visual identity project for school but I absolutely have to do this! I also have to fuel my blogs in French (with book, film reviews, chapters of my novel online), but it doesn’t mean I forgot my English-speaking readers.

Another great news: although I didn’t published my novel online Le Sang des Wolf, a nice blogger from Belgium wrote a positive review about it. Now I cross my fingers and hope following chapters won’t disappoint her! But if you read in French, you can have a look at her colorful, litterature-addict blog, La Bibliothèque de Sev (Sev’s Library), devoted to books she reads.

So now I really hope you’ll hear about me soon, and that I’ll provide some new stuff on the blog in the next days.

Have a nice week-end! :)

Blanche Mt.-Cl.

Ink Drawing Inspired by my Novel Online – Young Lady and the Wolf – May 2015

Dear Readers and Followers,

LadyWolf001I’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!

Blanche Mt.-Cl.

Ink Drawing – Dark Dancer – May 2015

Dear Readers and Followers,

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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.

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I hope you liked it, and I’ll be back very soon with something new on this blog! Have a nice day!

Blanche Mt.-Cl.

Metrosexual Wolf and Trendy She-Wolf in Urban Forest – May 2015

Hey you, dear Readers and Followers!

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.

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A trendy She-Wolf  (Ink and felt pen)

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! :)

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A Metrosexual Wolf (Ink)
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Trendy She-Wolf (Ink)

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!

Blanche Mt.-Cl.

Sketches and Studies – Stylish and Dark Wolves – May 2015

Hey you, dear Readers and Followers!

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!

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An amusing wolf… looking like a dog (Pencil)
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A quite elegant and cartoony wolf (Pencil)
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A wolf’s elegant profile (Ink)
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A wolf with tongue hanging out (Ink)
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Yawning Wolf (Pencil)
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Wolf crying under the Moon (Ink)
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A wolf, which seems having seen a ghost…

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!

Blanche Mt.-Cl.