Verte Adelie

Illustration Friday: a dark, moody Metropolis

Illustration Friday: a dark, moody Metropolis

This week’s theme on Illustration Friday was too tempting to resist: Metropolis. It’s hard to read that word without immediately thinking about Fritz Lang’s movie, isn’t it? I didn’t even try to snap out of that influence, and aimed from the start to create a dark, vintage-inspired image. Almost to…

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A random map pattern that would get you lost in the subway

A random map pattern that would get you lost in the subway

This week’s repeat pattern reminds me of a subway map, but without the efficiency and the leading-you-somewhere part. I was inspired by the work of Janice Caswell (the images on her site are so tiny I’d recommend making a Google image search on her name to get…

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Illustration: Frida Kahlo and pets

Illustration: Frida Kahlo and pets

I don’t know if this week’s project needs a lot of explanations: it’s a portrait inspired by the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who is often represented with animals, on her paintings as well as on real-life pictures of her. I have represented her several times…

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Wallpaper: a pattern inspired by a 17th century painting

Wallpaper: a pattern inspired by a 17th century painting

I was in great need of a fresh wallpaper for my computer, so I created one, inspired by a 17th century painting. As one does. When I visited Montréal in 2013, I spent several happy hours at the Museum of Fine Art, and there’s one picture I took during…

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When the one-line doodles become the finished project: interlaced birds

When the one-line doodles become the finished project: interlaced birds

This week’s project comes with a reminder to myself that simplicity is fine. Even though my intention this year is to create more elaborate images, it doesn’t mean I have to transform simple ideas into complicated projects just for the sake of creating something “elaborate”….

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A cat pattern inspired by a one-line doodle

A cat pattern inspired by a one-line doodle

This week’s project was inspired by the 1st exercise of a year-long class I’m taking, the Year of the Spark, with Carla Sonheim. One warm-up exercise consisted of quick one-liners, that is, drawings you make without lifting your pen from the paper until you’re finished, which gives the…

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The sad companions: and now, let’s move on

The sad companions: and now, let’s move on

I started working on various images for this week’s project, but nothing felt right, until I asked myself what I really wanted to say. The answer was suddenly obvious: I just wanted to say it was still hard to shake the sadness off after last…

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