mardi 22 mai 2012

2 books, 1 dog, 2 kids

Last reads! On the right, the fascinating work of Carl Jung. I haven't finished reading it yet, as it's not a book you can read fast. I frequently have to get it back to the library and pick it up again a few days later! Luckily no one else seems to be interested for the moment...

On the right a strange book that has stories within stories. I liked it. There were awesome moments, and some a bit boring. Overall a good read as I was unable to quit even during the slower passages!

This is Jack, my little dog. He's dead. He ran away and got hit by a car the next day. I found out thanks to a man who took him to the veterinarian, but he didn't survive. I had him less than two months, but I can't believe how fast I got attached to him. I'm still sad.

On a much merrier note, here's another little vignette from my illustrated story project. I have done 36 drawings already, four in color. I will have to redo some of them, probably. The shadows on this one are not very good, for a start. Still, I'm enjoying working on this project.

mercredi 2 mai 2012

Books, flowers and various animals

So I've been reading... (what's new?) On the right, a lovely book about a little boy whose father is severely depressed while the mother has gone to Australia for work and never calls her son. The boy is cared for by the fun grand-mother. It could be sad (and it is, at times) but it's mostly funny and poetical and slightly magical, all things I love in a book.

On the right is a book whose American original title is "Happiness sold separately", which is the exact contrary of the french title. It happens often, I really don't understand it. Anyway, it was a great story, I got drawn into it, began to care for the characters, to think about a lot of things while reading.

This is something  friends brought me when they came for lunch the other day. My table isn't red at all, but I wanted colors!

This is a final, colored version of the rabbit in a basket I talked about on another post. I'm not too happy about it, but it'll keep, for now. (and I realised I forgot to darken the shadow near the sock on the left... well,   that can be arranged).

And finally, this is a small part of a much bigger drawing, from the story I'm currently illustrating, one drawing at a time. I'm really happy with how it came out. I'm really surprised (and overjoyed) that I was able to conceive the whole scene and draw it. I didn't think I would be able to do it.
So I'm beginning to feel like I can make this storybook. Only thing is how long it's going to take - and I've already have an idea for another one!
Well, at least I don't have to worry about ever getting bored...