Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Laika's "The Boxtrolls"

Hello to those who still hang around here, despite the lack of updates...again.
Since the begining of the year, I've been really busy with my personal life, including an upcoming house move, and working on projects I won't be able to show anything from before a few more years (this is one of the thing about working in animation).
I'm so busy that I don't really have free time to draw for myself. But it will change before the end of the year, eventually. I shall then move to tumblr to keep up with the modern world.

Anyway, yesterday was released the teaser for Laika's next feature, "The Boxtrolls", on which I've worked as a character designer early on, in 2010-2011. I'll be able to show some of it after it comes out...in a year (By that time, I'll have 4 years old drawings to show...haha!).
It's been interesting to see what stayed of my work, what's gone, what changed and how it has evolved into these beautifully animated puppets that the geniuses at Laika make so well.



I can't wait to see the finished film as the story is great!
Click on the link below for the teaser.

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/theboxtrolls/

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

2013

Have a yummy 2013 everyone! 

The original painting was made for my friends Suzanne and Max's little girl, Lulu, who likes red&blue monsters, to hang in her room. Véro made an other picture with the other half of her name to hang next to it.
Being a lazy and shameless animal, I've reused the monster for my New year card...
 

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Révolution!

Illustrations pour une affiche en sérigraphie, exposée lors du festival Fumetti à Nantes le week end dernier, organisé par les copains des ateliers Radar et Vide cocagne.
Chacun des treize illustrateurs invités devaient réaliser une image d'après une phrase s'inscrivant dans une histoire dont on ne savait rien d'autre que notre propre portion, comme un cadavre exquis. L'affiche finale se composant d'une élévation et d'une partie montage pour réaliser la petite scène en volume, telle les activités d'écoliers d'antan.  Le beau montage final de l'affiche a été réalisé par les copains Radar. Merci à eux pour ce super projet!


This is a screenprint poster I did for an exhibition in Nantes (France) for a comic and illustration festival this past week end, organised by my good friends from Atelier Radar . This is part of a series where each of the thirteen illustrators had to illustrate a sentence, part of a bigger story, but without knowing it all, a bit like a "cadavre exquis". The caption says: "The islanders organise the revolution". You can cutout and build the little scene. 

l'élévation

Le montage
Des photos de l'expo / Pictures from the show:



Friday, June 29, 2012

Pinky Malinky reboot

Earlier this year I've spent few days helping my pal, master Chris Garbutt, doing some art for the second pilot/trailer of his project "Pinky Malinky". I was exploring backgrounds and various characters design styles. Chris explains it a bit here. The new trailer is really cool and I hope it'll become a proper show sometime soon. Here's a selection.


I've stolen the two cool kids drawings on the wall&floor to some friends son. Here's his super blog.







Sunday, June 24, 2012

More development on "Little Rikke"


More CN development designs I found in my files. Here's a selection for "Little Rikke" by the great Rikke Asjboern, that we develloped back in 2008. I've already shown the backgrounds and the title sequence we've made back then, but not these drawings. We explored different directions for the characters but the final versions reflected Rikke's own designs, which pretty much always proves more natural and better in a creator-driven show. It was then a matter of working towards that.

















proportions tests

Clean up test and line up.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Des gens tout nus...

Going back to life drawing...rusty...Life drawing is always hard and challenging, no matter what. You always feel like on the edge and back to square one again and again. At least, I do...