vendredi 18 décembre 2015

mardi 15 décembre 2015

"In the deep woods, a family" - Progress

 A commission for Rachael (

 Tools used : 
300g/m² 24*32cm paper, watercolours in half-pans, watercolours in tube 
(ultramarine and black), white ink, salt
Round brushes n°0, 3, 6, 10.

The final artwork :

lundi 10 août 2015

Mjaðveig daughter of Máni

Illustration loosely based on an Icelandic tale called "Sagan af Mjaðveigu Mánadóttur" (with some huuuuge northern gannets).
Mjaðveig is the daughter of the king Máni. As the king just looses his wife, he sends messengers to find a new queen. His men travel a long time. Oneday, they hear some bewitching melody, played by a beautiful lady and her own daughter.
They bring them back to the kingdom, and the lady marries the king.
But as you may imagine, the new queen and her daughter won't be so well-intentioned towards Mjaðveig...

Watercolours and white ink on paper (24*32 cm)

dimanche 19 juillet 2015

“And we'll ride throughout the land on white horses"

I admit I can't say when exactly I painted that (quite big, for me) acrylic piece on canvas (50*70cm). 

I only remember I think I read Halldór Laxness "Iceland's Bell" between 2012 and 2013.
This depicts two of the main characters of the story, Arnas Arnaeus and Snæfríður Íslandssól
whose following quote -  “And we'll ride throughout the land on white horses", which in fact never happened - inspired me that painting. 

The scene takes place in the area around Þingvellir, Iceland. 

Some inspiration music : 

dimanche 12 juillet 2015

It's a perfect day

Art trade with ColdRuru!!

I already made a picture of her beautiful characters Cendre and her horse Poltergeist,
as a commission. 
Now it's other characters' turn :  
Cendre's foster father Tuhitep with his mare Pumpkin and his dog. 

Watercolors, white ink, black gel pen.... on paper (24*32cm)

Step by step : 

jeudi 25 juin 2015

Forêt Gorgone - Stille Volk

Watercolours, white ink and black gel pen on paper (A3).

Inspired by Stille Volk's "Forêt Gorgone" video : 

dimanche 24 mai 2015

Sketchbook 2015 - copies

Drawn after some of my favourite illustrators :

Jackie Morris

 (East of the Sun, West of the Moon, 2012)

("The Winter Queen and Her Russet Red Lover" 2010)

Jan Cerny

 (Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde, Gründ 1988)

dimanche 17 mai 2015

'Forever the fire burns in our hearts'

Commission for Rachael (:

Everything starts with an ugly sketch :

Work in progress : watercolours, salt, white ink, black gel pen on paper.

vendredi 1 mai 2015

Tours de Merle

Return to work after almost a entire month of artistic inactivity.
I had to finish something, and quickly!

 The caslte depicted here is called "Tours de Merle", a medieval and fantastic place... 

 Reference pictures below
(source here and there)

The Tours de Merle (English, Towers of Merle) are the ruins of a castle in the commune of Saint-Geniez-ô-Merle, in the Corrèze département of France. A feudal fortress from the twelfth and fifteenth centuries, which was subject of a classification as a historic monument since July 30, 1927.

In the fourteenth century, Merle included seven castles, two chapels and village, owned by seven noblemen from Merles.

During the Hundred Years' War, the English took one of the towers and a castle in 1371.

In 1574 the Calvinists took the citadel, where they established a garrison, they were driven out two years later by the co-lords. But the fortress was abandoned by those who preferred to live in places that were more pleasant and certainly more accessible.

(from Wikipedia - I admit I was too lazy to write my own comment here)