3 things I've learned from watching Miyazaki.
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Who really need to introduce Miyazaki nowadays?
We all know him and alike many illustrators, I find myself since a young age loving his universe and all the great stories he created.
He's a long time inspiration, though I would have loved my work to be visually more inspired by his, he inspires me when creating stories.
So here's the few things I've personally learned from watching Miyazaki.
 

1- The conflict doesn't have to be against someone else.

All my childhood I kind of watched every single Disney out there, Alladin, Alice in wonderland, The sword in the stone etc.
As you may have noticed, Disney's movies follows the same type of story development with a few (a lot?) of songs in the middle and strong lead characters. The good characters are always portrayed being awesomely good and often surrounded by people who don't understand them or they live in a poor situation that they would like to escape from. On the other hand, you've got the villains, that are always portrayed as terribly wrong and mean, as if they were coming from Hell (well, one literally was...)

and Disney got us used to the characters, the same frustrating setting that they all experience and after these few La la la singing moments you've got the big conflict against the villain that you don't appreciate at all because they made it clear nothing was to love about them. They don't show you their background stories where you could understand why they became who they are and actually love them anyway. They do now though to be fair (Frozen for instance).
I know Pixar does that, I've even heard John Lasseter probably said "Nobody is genuinely bad when you know their story".

And then I've watched Kiki's Delivery Service , brilliant movie! If you've never had the chance, I really recommend you to watch it soon. I'll try not to spoil too much then.

Watching her going to new challenges in her teen, in a new town, meeting new people. There wasn't any villain in it, any quirky person, at least not in the "bad way".
When the conflict happened it wasnt against someone, and it's what I've learn and will try to implement in my ideas. The conflict was a situation. I won't tell you what happens but if you've watched it or will watch it you will understand what I mean.

What I like is that this movie painted a real situation of life (I mean not everyone can fly on a broom, we're ok with that) but in our lives, we can sometimes be in conflict against people but most of the time it's certain situations who create conflicts:
- we lost our keys and we really need to leave home soon.
-We get wet by an heavy pouring rain just after an hour of trying to start that barbecue.

I mean those are exemples that not necessarily need a whole movie for itself obviously but I'm sure there's plenty of exemples that could make it into a movie and that's the story after these situations that will be interesting, how to solve this problem? how to find what you've lost? how to not screw up this party even without a barbecue? and on the way other events will pile up, you will meet other characters to help you in your quest.

2- Silence isn't a bad thing.

Miyazaki's masterpieces are often showing moments where you take time to watch details of life, maybe the flowers moving in that forest, the rain dropping on the floor, the character walking slowly, wandering around.
I find these moments powerful in emotion but useful as well to set up the story, how the characters react to this setting too. By rainy day maybe the character goes out with a smile, jumping from puddle to puddle or maybe that character is moaning about the rain and clearly don't want to be there. These normal situations in any stories, visual or written, show us the spirit inside the character, what move them.

3- Take the old stuff and make new things.

"Spirited Away" one of the other's Miyazaki movies I really like (where there is clearly a villain in it at some point though ;) )
Like many of Studio Ghibli's movies or even Disney movies, they take old tales and make something new from it either by changing a bit the way it's told, changing elements from the story or just taking the essence of the tale and implement it in their own story. Spirited away is charged with a lot of different chinese cultural elements, in the architecture but not only, in the characters as well.
That's why we shouldn't feel wrong about getting inspired by some mythology stories, we should embrace them and try to find a new story from it.
 

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Cheeky Charlie shop is open!

Cheeky Charlie shop is finally open!

After starting this project at the end of July, we finally got here and the shop is open with around 20 illustrations and more to come!
Let me explain few things

The price

I've been talking to a few illustrators that told me 15£ for a print was a good price so we set it up at this price. As you can see though, on the shop all of it should appear in € (which I couldn't change either for £ or $, sorry about this) but I've applied the conversion in euros: 17.80.

The frame

As specified in each of the prints descriptions, the frame that is shown in the images is for mock up purpose only and won't be sent with the print. The print itself will be rolled in a tube, I couldn't roll the frame :)
Once received, I guess the best option is to flatten it for a few days before framing it, it will take his "original shape".

Shipping

The orders of the week will usually be sent all at once at the end of the week, as you can see there is no option of "express mail" or other shipping options for the previous reason.
In my local post office I got a quote for UK, USA, France/Belgium and if you're in one of these country the shipping price is the right one.

 

Thanks again for supporting Charlie Bolton and his family in the aim of getting a new powerchair! Thanks to all the illustrators that kindly participated to this project, illustrations are still welcome!

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Harry Potter Magical places and characters coloring book

 

Hello Everyone!

I had the fantastic chance of being part of the lucky illustrators team who worked on the brand new Harry Potter Magical places and Characters coloring book

This is part of a coloring book series published by Scholastic.
They made 3 fantastic and detailed coloring books for you to enjoy!
It's all about Magical Places and Characters, Magical Creatures and Artefacts

If you're an Harry Potter fan and are ready to colour for hours I think these books are for you!


To celebrate this awesome book I've done a colouring sample from a screenshot of the first movie, a moment I really liked when watching it :)
This drawing is not an official drawing (not in the book) and non commercial, just to be clear, just done it for fun. Hope you'll have fun colouring it in too!
Let's take your pens!

UNOFFICIAL DRAWING, NON COMMERCIAL.

UNOFFICIAL DRAWING, NON COMMERCIAL.

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Inktober 1st day

I was telling you last week I've got a project for this Inktober, I'm realising a book with some of my creative mates from Majestart, we'll do pictures about "Exodus", that period of time in the Hebrew History (told in the Bible) where they had to leave Egypt because they were persecuted.

Why talking about that? You say.

Our project is to sell every one of our drawings in sort of auction, to support an organisation that help Syrian people in the sorrow and persecution they live in.
They have to leave their country, not because they want it but because they're forced to.

And we'll make a book as well with all of the drawings.

Cereal Killer Café

As it was the International Coffee day yesterday I think, I wanted to tell you about one café I've just discovered today.

Cereal Killer Cafe has been created by two brothers, Gary and Alan Keery, and that original café opened around December last year in London

They've imported a lot of variety of Cereals, you can choose your own cereal, choose a kind of milk (I didn't know there was that much choice of milk before looking at their menu) and a topping to make it more excellent!

The place looks like a really nice place to be, it's good for the 80-90"s kids that we are to have a little reminder of how our young years looked like.

Some TV's are displayed, showing some old cartoons, you can even sit on a bed to enjoy your bowl of Cereal, what could we want more than that?!

If ever you want to go there for your breakfast, it's opened (from 8am to 10pm)
in two places in London:
 

 

And have a look at their website and their menu
They've got a Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram etc so you don't have any excuses to not follow them.

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Light

Hiya,
Yesterday, at some point in the post I've written, I've put an image of Mary Blair. I'm really fond of her work and I thought today I might do it myself and practice light by choosing different light setups.

Let me know what you think, I'd love to have some good critics to improve that.

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It is possible.

How to achieve things toward you ultimate goal.

The croods, Arthur Fong

The croods, Arthur Fong

 

Few years back, I was a bit unhappy about what I was doing, and when I was looking at my own work my first reaction was disappointment...

 

But why was I disappointed about my work?
Because my work wasn't going toward what I was aspiring to, because I wasn't doing what I would have loved to do. I was sort of blocked I guess.

1- Make your work going toward your goal.

The thing I wanted was to master the use of light in my illustrations, I was fan (and still am) of Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo's work for their use of light and colour, and how light is an element to bring a mood and emotion to any scenes.

I wanted to be able to do that but the things I was doing were not showing at all that my aim was this. My work was showing my passion of shapes and colour but at any point I did try to include that use of light into my work or to study more how light works.
When a friend told me "Look, that looks a bit like what you do" by pointing to an illustration that was linework + basic colours, it just struck me, I didn't want my work to go in that direction, I didn't want my work to look like this.

What I needed to do was bring more light into my work, so I've started with this, and just radically changed my way of doing pictures, that picture was litterally a starting point. I decided to put light as an element to every one of my illustrations.

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And I was glad, it was a start, I've started that year to do more and more of these.

More I was doing, more I was learning things about how light affect colour values, that shadows are not obviously black etc and I'm still learning because I'm still going toward my goal.
So you need to put your work in the way of your goal, if you want to get better at doing watercolour but you use your computer everyday and never take some paper out to finally do some watercolour you'll never get better at this.

 

2- It's possible

That's the title of what I'm talking about because I find it's the most important point. Keeping that in mind will always help you to go forward.
Even though you're looking at Glen Keane's work or John Singer Sargent or whoever you admire, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO ACHIEVE THAT!

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It's possible for you to be as good as Glen Keane about movement, character design or to paint like Sargent, of course it won't come like this in few days, it's practice and practice but if that guy made it, why can't you?

If that guy made it, why can’t you?

I thought about that when watching Dice Tsutsumi's work, because we think we might never manage to go to their level, we elevate them as gods and think it will never be possible for us to do that cause we're human beings.That level doesn't become a goal anymore but is reduced to something we can never achieve, something we'll never be able to do and we put it far away as the things we wish we were able to do but we can't.

Glen Keane

Glen Keane

But that's a lie, they're human beings too, they made their way to that level, you can make your way to the same level!
And that really motivated me, if they've done it, it means it's possible for me to achieve that!
Even though it will take time, It's not unreachable ! That far away goal is now closer, and more you work on it, more you're getting closer and closer!

 

3- It's impossible.

But one more thing that motivated me too its: It will be impossible for you to do the same as them.

When I admire the work of some artists, let's take the ones I named below: Glen Keane, Sargent, Dice Tsutsumi.
I see their work and my first though is: I'd love to do exactly the same!
But you know what that is impossible, you can reach the same level as them as I said in the point before but because you're unique, even though you try your best to make your work look like your master's one, you'll never be able to do exactly like them because you're not them. You'll have something that makes your work different! And that doesn't mean that's bad ;)

Mary Blair, an other artist I admire

Mary Blair, an other artist I admire

And that's positive I think, the fact that you'll never be able to do like them but nobody else will be able to do like you do either.
Your art will always stay yours.
Every single artists are inspired by other artists, sometimes we can think people are in the same movement because they get inspired by the same things, or sometimes an artist does love so much the work of an other one that he makes something who LOOK LIKE that other artist but it's still really unique in his way.

Art is an adventure and so what you're inspired by today won't be the same as you'll be inspired by tomorrow. Every time you go toward an other goal or have again an other big inspiration, you kept some things you learned by looking at your previous masters/inspirations, it might be the colour, the "style", the light, the technic they've got.

It's what makes you unique, all your life, you'll get inspired by different things, different artists, and every time you like the work of an other artist you add probably what you like in it to your own work and it makes your art unique.

4- Make achievable steps toward your ultimate goal.

Let's take my "ultimate goal" is to master the use of light.
I can set up small achievable steps toward that, think about a month ago in advance, we're the 28th of September, think about what you want to achieve on the 28th of October, what you'd love to have done at this time.
Set simple expectations, could be:
- Do at least 1 studies of light from photography or real life
- Do at least 1 study of a master painting.

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It can be that small at first, it's only 2 things to do in a whole month but at least you know it's reachable, it's not something that you're pretty sure to not do like: this year I'll do a drawing a day.
EVERY SINGLE time I was doing that I always failed and been disappointed about myself, of course!

I was setting things that were way too hard to complete and so I've never had the satisfaction of completing a task.

But if you set up simple and achievable steps toward your goal, progressively you can make it harder and harder, more and more, you'll get better and better till you can finally achieve what you were aiming for and on every step you would have felt happy because you felt like you go forward!

So let's do this, shall we!

 

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A cup of coffee?

Few posts ago, I did talk about how listening to podcast helped me focus on my work. Being in kind of a bubble and gets productive.
I discovered a new thing, apparently ambiant noise is good for creative tasks! And there's a study here too

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Do you like coffee shops?
I really like going there, enjoy a good coffee in a warm, social place.
So apparently, if you've read the article above, we should actually go in this type of places to be more creative, but not everyone can bring his PC to a Starbuck!
So what solutions have we?

Here 4 websites/apps for you to listen to,
you would be as boosted creatively as if you would have drank a coffee!

1- Noisli

This one is such a great website, you can have it on your phone too, they've done an app.

2- Coffitivity

As the title suggest it, it's a good blend between coffee and productivity!

3- Soundrown

On soundrown there is some sounds you don't have in the others, like the playground and fountain.

4-Cafe Restaurant

This one is specialised so you won't find any rain or trains here.
But you've got control on every sounds. Mixing table and kitchen only is quite relaxing, I almost slept in front of my computer, try it and tell me what you think about.

And as usual we leave with a bit of music

Inktober

We're nearly October, and when October is coming there is ... Inktober!

Inktober is a great international event, created by Jake Parker (who also created Art drop day) where a lot of different artists from different fields works with ink to produce astonishing drawings.
For some people, like me, drawing with ink is a challenge. I really like it but it takes a while to get use to it, it might take an hour or more to have a detailed drawing that you're happy with before it gets ruined by a huge and unexpected blot of ink; obviously at the end of it and not on a part where you would have put more ink on...

And this year I'm going to do a project with some friends of mine from my lovely art collective Majestart, Jouak, Gaby, Manu and others will be part of it.
I'll talk about that again later but it will be a great project, stay tuned (there will be a book made with all the drawings at the end!)

Haunted house: my process.

As I've said in the post yesterday, I really like looking at the sketches other illustrators do, to see their thought process, how they came from here to there.
And if you do as well and would like to see my process, I made that post for you.

1- Thumbnails

Once I defined my idea, here: haunted house, character running toward us because a monster is behind.
After I'm doing as many thumbnails it requires, I'm never happy with my first thumbnail, if I am, I try other ways of doing the same scene, changing the point of view, moving elements and characters around.
Here, I was glad after the second idea.

 

2- Sketch

I then resize the thumbnail to normal size and sketch again on it, a bit more defined.
After a moment, I decided to remove that gate and put ghosts closer to the character, I've changed as well the direction where the boy was running to.

3- Quick values

Before deciding of doing those changes, I've done quick values over the sketch.
I usually put a background at 50% black to have a medium grey and can start with darker grey and whiter ones to see where I put the light source.
I sometimes take more time for that but I always do it, even quick like this one, just to help me see which area will be darker than the other.

 

4- Shapes & colours

At this point, I'm doing shapes (on different layers) and half saturated colours. To have medium colours and medium values on certain zones helps me for after when I add light and shadow on each elements.
 

 

5- Volumes and details

In each shape I do my volumes, do the shadow (sometimes I put them in Color burn mode), few layers after I'm doing the lights in the shape (and quite often either I use overlay or color dodge.) I add textures as well in overlay mode. I always need several layers to be happy with it.

And I put details, can be the folds on the trouser, can be the hairs or something like that.

I'm doing that on every elements, sometimes I got some ideas on the way, like I've added the stairs after, to make the moutain looks bigger and the house looks higher.

At the end I always do a color balance, to change the Cyan/Magenta/Green/Yellow in darker to lighter values and sometimes an auto light/contrast

and I've got my final picture!

The song I was listening while writing that post is a song from a French band (from Nantes) called: C2C

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The Stormwhale

As I was walking today in WHsmith, I've been looking at the books and saw one I wanted to read a while ago but never got the chance to - The Stormwhale by Benji Davies.
 

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Benji Davies has, definitely, done a great work on writing and illustrating that story.
It's a really sweet story about Noi, a boy living next to the sea with his busy dad, one day after a storm he goes on the beach and meet that whale...

When doing this post, I saw one of his sketch for a page of the book, as an illustrator I love to see how other creative minds go from sketch to final.
Some illustrators can be messy, doing some sketch which doesn't look like the final one at all.
Some, like Benji, are really neat and accurate, designing details after details, refining their drawing.
I'm really admiring.

I like how he used references too for his work.
The world around us is an infinite source of inspiration that we can include in our illustrations and stories.
 

I believe he's done a drawing from a photo, or on site. But when you see the final artwork, it's really cool to see he kept the same colours, shapes from that house. I can imagine the surprise they had if the owners would go into waterstones to buy a book for their grandchildren's.

I believe he's done a drawing from a photo, or on site. But when you see the final artwork, it's really cool to see he kept the same colours, shapes from that house. I can imagine the surprise they had if the owners would go into waterstones to buy a book for their grandchildren's.

And the final picture.

And the final picture.

One thing I'm really interested when meeting other illustrators it's to know how the place they work in looks like. Specially when they've done it for few years, they have sort of a studio or a "creative room".
And voila Benji's one

And before leaving, that's the music I was listening while writing this.
I think I'll share the music I listen on every post, you might discover something who knows.

The Dam Keeper

If you know me, you know that I really love the work of Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo for their amazing work on lights and colours.
It's been long time I'm a fan of them, before they work on Toy Story 3 or Monsters University.
They left Pixar this year, created their own studio and made a lovely short film.

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Robert Kondo

Dice Tsutsumi

Dice Tsutsumi

So, obviously, I followed their animation project "The Dam Keeper" since the beginning.
And it's so interesting to see their making of.

They made exclusive soundtracks for it, listen it, what do you think? Isn't it awesome?

Best of all, their short has been selected to be part of the Oscars in "short films" section among other great shorts.

But I bet on them for sure! (or on Duet of Glen Keane.)

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How to steal Art?
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Here's a great quote from Picasso, I mean urban legend says it's from him, he maybe stole it from someone, who knows.
Ok maybe someone knows.

The few times I've heard about "stolen Art" in the news or elsewhere sounded a really "bad thing" to do, so how great artists can steal art? Is it good?
 

How to steal Art in a bad way?

There is hundred of ways of doing it, like

The James Bond way:
I don't know so much about James Bond to be honest, I used to play goldeneye on N64 when I was a kid but my knowledge stops here...I mean I know he's not a thief but anyway... the first known Art thief Vincenzo Peruggia stole the Mona Lisa painting by carefully hide into the museum on a Sunday evening, stay hiden all the night, going out of his spot on Monday morning, took a worker uniform and stole the painting just like that, all the story has been made into a movie.

No not that movie...

No not that movie...

The James Bond way under CCTV cameras:
The modern Art thieves always tend to forget there is CCTV cameras into the museums in our days, like this guy

That's definitely a bad way to steal Art.

 

The "virtual thief" way:
Some of my illustrators friends have seen their artworks online on a mug or in a magazine or even in a chinese market in London, the crazy thing is that happen ALL THE TIME.

 If you do art, someone in china is probably selling your stuff on tshirts right now and you don't even know it! They saw your work somewhere on internet and manage to steal it, of course they think you'll never see it because how on earth could you find them?
Quite easy, sometimes.

Copyscape can do the job for you and search copy of your page on internet

Google image does work well too, you can just drag your artworks in the search and Google will look up on internet everywhere your work can be seen, the "similar image" does work as well if the artwork has been altered (color changes for exemple) like Pascal Campion's artwork named "The View" has been virtually stolen this summer and sold on an online gallery in America.

The "This is an awesome contest" way:
It's actually the most common and legal way to steal Art. It's not me who say so, it's the "Arrested Development" 's creator who said that. (Thanks to Stephen Silver for reporting that)

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We usually could think only small companies would ask you to "participate to a contest" to steal your art afterward without equally paying you for the work you've done but just offer you "a journey to Las Vegas" or even dare to ask you to work for free.
But actually no, more they're big, bigger they want to steal your art.
Like this guy and showtime
There is hundred of stories like this one.


So now,

How to steal Art in a good way?

I don't know you but even "steal" a colour palette from someone's artwork does make me feel bad, even if I've already done it sometimes. I mean you see good color harmony, it's so tempting isn't it?
Does it mean you're a thief? Is choosing the same colour to paint your house as one of the house from an other street would be stealing the house? Obviously not.

But actually you have the right to take a colour harmony if you like it, there's no copyright on colours and just that you know "you're not the only one"
On Dribble there is a special thing where you can paste your color code and look for the work people have done with that special color. You'll see that people have often the same colour choices so don't be afraid of that, steal colors and learn how to combine colors at the same time!

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How to steal an Idea?
I sometimes see pictures I love, on pinterest for instance, and I'm questionning myself sometimes with these simple questions:

Why do I like it?
What do I like the most in it? The emotion, the story behind, the colour harmony, the character Design, the gesture, everything in that picture?



So here's an Idea I had recently and thought I could share it.

You can ask yourself:
what kind of emotions, what kind of story there is in that picture?
And describe the picture, like for exemple the one I posted above, in a way like I was blind or if I was one of your friend who know nothing about this image and that I ask you to explain a bit about it. (So forget about colors but focus more about shape, feeling, texture even.)

" People are waiting at a bus stop in a big city, with buildings in the background, there is as well this small dog looking at this strange small smiling chubby creature who waves at us. The all looks funny."
From there I could take the place and the characters and reduce them even more, to help me to focus on what I really like in that picture.

Bus stop, Small dog, waiting,  chubby creature. (I think it's all what I like in that pictures, the colours are lovely but behind the idea I found great to have different proportions and different characters, human/animal/other)

The idea afterward is to take every word you have, emotions or descripting words and put them in thesaurus  (it might gives you other ideas) and even Google image can be useful.
I stole this idea from Nate Williams who has as well other ideas to generate ideas.

This process can be a lever to generate ideas.
You "stole" the idea but, because you're a creative person, you might want to change that and that and finally the picture can have elements from the idea you stole but looks totally different.

The Dam Keeper (Dice Tsutsumi / Robert Kondo)

The Dam Keeper (Dice Tsutsumi / Robert Kondo)

Steve Jobs said that about "How to steal Art?":

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Ultimately it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things in to what you’re doing. I mean Picasso had a saying he said good artists copy great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.

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5 of the best podcasts websites I listen to.

I recently decided to replace music by art podcasts while I was working on illustrations.
For me it just changed how I work, it improved my productivity and gave me more inspiration. It's like my brain is learning something while I'm working, I think that's why my productivity just grew up more.
I keep listening to it everyday, I keep being inspired that way and keep learning things, keep laughing as well and all of that WHILE i'm working! Isn't it awesome?

So here's some of the greatest podcast website I've heard :

#1 Chris Oatley

Chris is doing an amazing job, he's interviewed a lot of people working into the industry and well known too such as Pascal Campion, Brett 2d Bean etc and does other podcasts to answer important questions for artists like "what can you do when you have a creative block?" or the question "Am I good enough?"


Chris is doing as well online courses for a ridiculous price, so go and jump on his magic box !

 
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#2 Schoolism

Bobby chiu is as well one of my favorite interviewer, firstly he had interviews with people I admire such as Robert Kondo, Claire Wendling, Victoria Ying, Mike Yamada, Nathan Fowkes, John Nevarez etc. but secondly he's asking really pertinent questions!

I really encourage you to listen to them.

 
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#3 The Pixar Podcast 

If you like Pixar as much as I like it, these podcasts are made for you! There a good insight into the company because Derrick Clements has talked with people working in the different departments (story, visual development, publishing) I found often that the interviews are too short, wich is a good sign, we want more!

There is all the podcast made from 2010-2013, more than 100 podcasts to listen, you won't get bored!

 
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#4 Animation Mentor

Animation Mentor are usually well known for their courses, for the 11 second club but not so much for their podcasts, there is only few podcasts in it but it's like gold, rare but awesome!
Enrico Casarosa, Lee Unkrich for exemple have been interviewed.

 
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#5 Rotoscopers


The last but not least, Rotoscopers is one of my favourite show, really great to listen to, they have interviews and an other category for animation addict where they talk about the movies, theories and other stuff.

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Kenard Pak

I want to share on my blog not only the things I do but the things I like as well, the artists that I would like you to discover.

I discovered Kenard Pak few months ago, I really like his utilisation of textures and the mood that he puts in his images. It reminds me a little bit John Klassen.
By the way, as John Klassen, Kenard Pak worked as a visual dev in animation (for PDI Dreamworks) on Madagascar.

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Only God forgives

I didn't see this movie yet but it seems pretty cool, a visual Masterpiece! This movie is made by the director of "Drive" so I guess we know what we have to expect!
Anyway, I did a study of less than 1h on a screenshot of the movie (That I usually take from FilmGrab, that's really good website to find this ressources.)
So like yesterday I show you how I've worked.

Always the same process: 1- Rough Block in. I put the local color on the sketch. 2- I'm working more in details, trying to find the good colors. 3- The values are added in "Incrustation/multiply" on the same layer and final details.

Always the same process:
1- Rough Block in. I put the local color on the sketch.
2- I'm working more in details, trying to find the good colors.
3- The values are added in "Incrustation/multiply" on the same layer and final details.

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Other studies color/light

Here two studies I've done today. I love trying to capture the light and colors from a picture, to understand it to show better a mood in an image as Monet and other impressionnist done it.

from this picture: http://instagram.com/p/jUHB85v_n6/

from this picture: http://instagram.com/p/jUHB85v_n6/

from this picture: http://instagram.com/p/izLBOsv_hu/

from this picture: http://instagram.com/p/izLBOsv_hu/

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