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!
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.
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…
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!
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 apositive 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.
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!
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 blogLes Mondes de Blanchenew 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’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’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’m finally back with my LAST post related to visual identity project for school, a toys’ store called Toy-Land. After firstand second project, I’m glad to present you the third and last one.
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, myvisual 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!