mardi 17 décembre 2013

Oh wow, 5 month (winter update)

I really neglected this place. Mostly because I stopped the Illo Friday routine, when I DID receive the topics every other week, they were usually something that I had already illustrated the past years, in a group in which I never fit anyway.

Also because I had a tremendous amount of work and stopped being obsess with the wacom and digital painting in my daily activity. I took on old school pen and ink, after years of using only brushes and industrial roll point markers (Mitsubishi's uni-ball). It gave me greater accuracy, and the possibility to sculpt details easier than with a thick brush stroke that requires almost a single gesture, and yet gives a more living line than a metal roll pen.

Currently working on another automotive comic book for french publisher Glenat.
Our Chapman Biography in english has received excellent reviews, even if this kind of product is very far from the english habits and runs the risk to stay confined to petrol heads.

 C'mon, buy it on amazon, give me your money, you know you want to.
 And our next book in french will be out next month, it will be my 6th full comic book since I got fired 3 years ago, not counting the commercial jobs and translations. There are a lot of wonderful people that I am thankful to, and some of that old days that can go ... well, revise their judgement to put it that way.

There are still plenty of digital work done on those traditional pen on paper graphic books, but mostly, I try to use the wacom with Manga Studio for inking and Photoshop for coloring only for commercial work, where a very sleek and soft design is needed.
Here is my latest attempt, for our good friends at tailgatecafe , Canada, maker of leather bags, musics ... and crêpes !

 The first Draft is made on paper with pencil and roll-pen

See you in a couple of weeks for the annual Season greetings cards, those will also be made in digital painting, for the challenge.

Adios Illo Friday

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