mercredi 17 février 2010

2 bouquins, 1 jeune fille et 1 homme mystérieux

Last reads. I loved both, they both involve young people, going to university and trying to find meaning in their lives, they're both a little weird, funny, whimsical and awesome.
And they're both written by fantastic authors. Murakami's book title in English is "Norwegian wood".

Drawing books is one of my greatest pleasures. Small pleasure, it's like an active meditation, absolutely stress free, I don't use a pencil, don't erase anything, put any color I feel like... It's great : )!
And of course it allows me to stay a little longer with my books.

Another portrait, done fast, no eraser (I don't like working with pencil and eraser much, I think...). She's not exactly like the model, but not too far either, and I like her anyway. Gypsy girl from India.

And a little valentine drawing for me because I wanted one, too... I firmly believe that next year I'll be able to draw "the mysterious man's face. I'm not going to stay alone forever, nom d'un chien!

(nom d'un chien" means something like "damnit". Well, literally it means : name of a dog : )!)

samedi 13 février 2010

Des portraits et un peu de fantaisie

I made a little card for my daughter to open on valentine's day, with her portrait on the front. She's not a red head, but red suits her, and she loves those colors.

I draw a lot these days, but I don't put everything on line, because it takes way too much time and I'm trying to keep away from the computer as much as I can.

I managed to make a version of the wedding invitation that finally looked like my sister... They liked it, it should be the final version :

I'm doing a lot of portraits and really finding it difficult. I want to work on drawing nature, too, trees, leaves... I'm not patient, so it's going to be a little bit challenging for me...

And because I wanted to do something fun withtout any pressure,  I had fun drawing this little character and his baby goat - a cabri, in French!
Lettering says : an afternoon in the hills.