dimanche 23 octobre 2011

'Harry Potter : 1st Year' Process

Hi everyone ! 

I'm reading again the Harry Potter books, and I wanted to draw a little fanart. Here was my process :

1- color pencil sketch first (Here it's in grey tones). I wanted to have the three main characters in their first year school, with a focus on Harry. So the composition is very simple but I think it works.

2- Little color sketches. This step is very important, it's like a battle plan for me. I'm always comparing the illustration I'm working on to those thumbs. At this step, I'm picking the mood I want and the lights/shades.
 My first idea about the main mood of this  illustration is quite close to the one I chose for my final illustration. I wanted a lot of red, with warm yellow/orange lights, as a reminder of the Gryffindor house which is represented by yellow and red. But I also tried other moods. It's always interesting, you can find new paths and new moods, and it can comforts you in your choice. I picked the 2nd thumb. 

3- Grey tones sketch. Here I'm working on the lights again, and on the shapes, but I'm going deeper in the idea I want. Also, this sketch is coming just before the final step, so I'm adding more details on the characters. When I'm ready, I'm painting over this sketch.

4- And the final step : The colors and details.
This the serious step, adding colors and details, adding textures and effects, and so on. I'm also retaking things, like the hand of Ron which was too big on the sketch, or the head of Hermione too small. This is the longest step, I think you know why =)

And then it's finished ! I hope you enjoyed this post.

Stay tuned !

jeudi 20 octobre 2011

It's all about Shapes and Values

Last weekend I was in a 2 days masterclass with the awesome, the fantastic, the brilliant Dice Tsutsumi ! ( You have to check his amazing work here : www.simplestroke.com ) So of course, it was very interesting, very refreshing, and worked like a kick in the ass on me. Also, here is my new hobby : working on composition, lights and simple values.  They are my kryptonite, but also the key to do better stuff !
Here are some of my work, if you are interested in.
( clichés from 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Into the Wild', 'Mythomania' and 'Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien')

Stay tuned !

PS: Also, I added my website, my etsy shop and my inPRNT shop on the right high corner, don't forget to check them !

mardi 18 octobre 2011

Say Hi 'HIIIIII !'

Oh Hi everyone, this is my new blog. Maybe you come from the first one, which I gave up a bit, so sorry for that. BUT if you came here it's because maybe you're interested in what I draw, so thank you  for that ! 

Things are gonna change with this new blog : There will be more sketches and roughs and researches, maybe some photographies, and less finished illustration. Now that I have my own personal website, finished works will go on it ! The new blog will, I think, be a bit more personal and more interesting. For me it's like a new start, so I'm a bit excited.

So let's go for the new adventure, and let's start with a ginkgo leaf !

Stay tuned.