mardi 25 novembre 2014

Project, life drawing and music!

 Hello everyone!
 I hope you're all fine wherever you are!

Here are some little things I wanted to share, and first I'm happy to say that I'm still working on the Mouse Project, but now I'm not alone anymore! 
Some amazingly nice and awesome friends will work with me on the animation (have to say that's a biiig help), and the very first of them is Laurent (=
He made this really cool turn of the mouse ("it's still rough" he said)



(you can see his blog here)



For now I'm still working on the storyboad, starting to edit a little bit.



It's so great to work on that project...

...and here are two sketches of the last drawing class we had, followed by an illustration for a friend






As Illumination Macguff is an AWESOME Studio, people who realised there was a lot of musicians in here asked if we could make a concert, the answer was the 1st of November at the Point Ephémère in Paris.
We were like 10 bands playing this night, and that was amazing!

this is a picture (took by Laurent Blue) of one of the two bands I'm in, the Musicians Tourists.


That's all (for now) !
Have a good evening!

lundi 13 octobre 2014

Never too much

Hello!
Last year, while I was doing storyboards for the Minions Movie, I have worked for the Spirou Magazine as well, and I have to say it was very welcome to do something totally different. It is very important to do various things, to clear your mind, to do something else, no to be drowning into one only subject, to stay on earth, you know.

So I was doing the Minions Comics.

That only had the purpose of complicate the explanation of what I was doing as a storyboard artist, to friends who weren't working in the cinema industry.

But anyway, it was really fun to work with Didier Ah-koon (who found all the ideas and gags - the guy is a machine) and I'm really happy to have had the chance to work with Spirou HIMSELF.

Now I have my own projects and I left the team, so I didn't do the new Minions Comics you'll see into Spirou Magazine (which are really cool!), but here are some of mine, I hope you will like it!


     





mercredi 24 septembre 2014

Communism


Hello!
I'm still discovering the 50s in America through young Bill Bryson eyes, and it keeps inspire me for illustrations (=
Apparently  communism was one of the biggest fear at that time, anyone could accuse the neighbor to have a suspect behaviour without any real proof. Scary.


dimanche 14 septembre 2014

Bill Bryson

 Hello hello!
Do you know Bill Bryson?
That guy is awesome.
He is a writer that my friend Hermine told me about, he wrote books like Life and Times of a thunderbolt kid and A walk in the woods, he tells things that happened in his life with a huge sense of humour!

This illustration is inspired by a scene in  Life and Times of a thunderbolt kid 




And that's... just a nice cloud.


Wish you a nice evening :)

dimanche 31 août 2014

First Look

Hello!
 I did a little first test for the Mouse project (I'll soon find a real title).



When I first thought about making a short movie with this mouse I was thinking doing it in black and white, because I don't really know colors...but I'm so fascinated when I see paintings like Clément does at Macguff, his colors are so... powerful! It really makes me want to try.
Here I took the image from my previously post and tried to put some colors.  I guess the only way to learn is to do, to fail, and to do it again.




mardi 17 juin 2014

Before to go!

Hello everyone!
I hope you are all doing great!
I just came back from Annecy and as usual after this week of discovering new animated movies, meeting new animation fans and talking about next animation projects, I went home with this little bubble of excitation in the chest that makes us want to do animation movies!

So before I leave Paris for a while, here is a new drawing for the Mouse Project!




I wish you all a great summer :)


mercredi 14 mai 2014

Drawings for the end of the day

Hello hello!
Some little things here and there...

For the "Mouse Project" (still don't have any real name for it), it goes slowly but I hope I'll find enough time to work on it soon (with help from some friends hopefully :))






Also when I have a little bit of time after work I make some "fake projects" like My Life on Mars, a story about a cartoonist/philosopher who lives and works on Mars during the 70'.
Those fake projects are always dead before anything happen to them, but it's fun anyway, the beginning of things is always the most exciting part!






I also keep going to life drawing classes at Macguff, and this week we had a very nice model (The one Niko felt in love with ;))
I still don't know how to place things on the face, nose, eyes, mouth still are a mystery to me....











And to finish, a little card!





Aaaannnd that's it for now!
I hope you're enjoying your evening!
See you soon

jeudi 3 avril 2014

Life, and Life Drawing class


Hello hello!
Yesterday, I realised it's now been two years that I've been working at Macguff.
Time passes so fast.......
And if you go back a few posts, you'll see one I made a year ago with the same kind of phrase! Let's make a ritual of that!

I remember when I was at school, the purpose of everything I drew was to have work to put in my portfolio, because I wanted to go to Gobelins or find a job.
When I finally landed this amazing job as a storyboarder here, I discovered the joy of drawing for drawing.

I spent so many years thinking about that portfolio, always wondering "Is that what they want? Are they looking for someone who can do that? Or that?"
I was a little bit disoriented when drawing became just...a pleasure and not a goal.
Now when I draw something I still try to think "this will help you to evolve", but evolve not for a folio or a better job, but for myself... because exploring Art is interesting.

So I try to listen carefully to all the advice I'm given here and not to be scared of asking for it... because if we had to find everything out by ourselves it would take ages. We have to learn from those who have come before us.
I'm not saying to never search by yourself but when you're tired of searching, just ask.

I think one of the most interesting things I discovered this year, is that it's very important not to erase.
When you draw a line, if it's not correct, use it as a reference point to make the next line correct.
It's much easier to begin from an error than from nothing.
Sometimes you can be your own teacher.
Of course if you feel you need to start from the beginning, don't torture yourself...
but keep an eye on your old bad drawings to see what didn't work so as not to make the same mistake the next time.

Here are some little things from Life Drawing this week, Laurent was there to and posted his drawings (from this session and a lot more!) on his blog here (=











And this is a little card I made for a friend last week :)