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 :)












mercredi 19 mars 2014

lundi 17 mars 2014

Pen, Paper and Ukulele

 Hello hello everyone!
I hope you're all doing great and if you're in Paris, enjoyed this beautiful sunny week.



I was in Holidays this week and I wanted to work on the blue mouse project (here are a couple of drawings), but the weather was soooo sunny I couldn't stay in front of my computer!




Also, as there are many musicians at Macguff, we started to play with a bunch of Ukulele players!
This is really fun, and music is such a good therapy...
Here is a picture that Julien took last week, when we were playing in a park near the Studio.
from left to right:
Neal, Juliaon, François, Chloé, me, Garth and Vincent



I also recorded a little song this weekend for some friends, if you feel your ears are strong enough to hear that, go ahead:



And to finish, here are two letters I made for my friends Charles and Hermine;












Have a nice evening!








jeudi 6 mars 2014

Life Drawing Class again


As usual, I feel that when I try to "clean" too much (last drawing) it's less expressive...

Same problem with storyboards, when I think I'm doing a rough I'm going to clean , it looks more expressive than when I say to myself
"Okay, let's make some roughs I'm not cleaning, and deliver them like that"
I can't help it, I always try to clean a bit, or make some "understandable" lines and that is what finally looks less expressive...

I just have to lie to myself I guess, doing roughs I THINK I will clean...And deliver them LIKE THAT!