Early sketches of Merlyn and the Wart, for the first illustration in the Looking for Merlyn series.
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Saturday, 7 December 2013
This is one of the illustrations I'm currently working on from the "Looking for Merlyn" series. After drawing a quick skectch here, I did a loose drawing and applied some watercolors (below). Then some pencils and ink pen later, I obtained the upper illustration. I was advised to start another illustration in the series before finishing this one so that they might have the same atmosphere and style. Keep in touch !
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Friday, 22 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
After reading the Once and Future King, by T.H. White, I decided to do a series of illustrations for the first part of the book entitled The sword in the stone. For other French people reading these lines, the sword in the stone is the English title for Disney's "Merlin l'enchanteur". It is the story of the Wart, who is to become King Arthur, and his apprenticeship with Merlyn. The book is a true classic, wonderfully funny and full of details on the middle age era. Definitely worth a try, for all readers.
So here are a few research sketches for the character of Merlyn. They were really fun to draw.
I'll keep posting sketches, works in progress and finished illustrations on this blog.
Do not hesitate to tell me what you think !
last Guest post... Today I hope you'll enjoy the art of Amélie Fléchais, a french illustrator that I've been following these last few years, and that I greatly admire.
Find more about Amélie Fléchais on her
- Blog : http://ssoja.blogspot.fr/
- Tumblr : http://ssoja.tumblr.com/
Or have a look at her beautiful book, Chemin Perdu.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
We had the same model for two different sessions last month. She had a permanent, shy smile on her lips.
I'm off to Prague tomorrow morning to see the slav epic by Alphons Mucha. I've been waiting to see these huge paintings for many years now (Yesterday I decided that I would wait no longer and booked the tickets). They are on display at the Veletržní palác until December 2014. So glad to be in Praha too, despite the freezing temperatures announced ! Cheers