mardi 8 novembre 2011

The Dandy Birdies

My buddy öckto challenged me on a theme : the dandy birdies. They are birds, but they're also dandies.
So here they are, pigeon, raven and duck !
 Black ink with watercolors on 300g watercolor paper.

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vendredi 4 novembre 2011

Tyrion Lannister, son of Tywin

It's been a while since I want to draw a character from 'A Song of Ice and Fire', by Georges RR Martin. It was hard to get rid of the image of Peter Dinklage, who is great in the TV show, so I tried to get close to my first impression of the character I had in the books. But well, the result is very close to Mr Dinklage... I will try to be more original with the other Lannisters. Yeah, because I want to draw the whole family now !

I wanted to draw Tyrion in battle suit. I don't know why, but I was influenced by the Blackwater Battle. My first idea was to draw him when he's wounded, but I decided to save the dynamic scene for his elder brother. So finally, I decided to draw Tyrion before the battle, in his tent, finishing to suit him up.
So Here are some compo thumbs. I choose the middle one, more easy to catch the whole bunch of details ( the helmet, the wine and books, the girl).
Some colored thumbs, pretty similars. The final is a mix of the 2 last ones.

And then the illustration...

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mardi 1 novembre 2011

Outdoor Paintings 1st session

Hi everyone !
So I continue with some work on lights and colors with outdoor paintings (a bit of acrylic, a lot of watercolors). Weather is getting a bit cold because as Ned used to say, 'Winter is coming', but painting outside is a very good training to improve your composition/light/colors/movement/anatomy skills. And because you're not playing at home, it's very challenging (and more fun when you go paint with friends). So here are my little paintings, from old to recent, I mostly did in Paris streets, Montmartre and Chaumont parks.

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