30/03/2015

Anatomy

I started to revise my anatomy after I realize i was really rusty and I thought that if I had to do it again better do it with a new method. So I choose to follow Andrew Loomis who I just discovered and heard that a lot of artist started with him. And now after a few months following his way, I discover myself drawing characters moving. It just feel so good when you realize your improvement.














25/03/2015

Patterns

I always like to use patterns in my drawings (here is some of my less old ones lightningsdiana f+) but I never really work on it. So when somebody give me this book "Mille et une nuits, 100 coloriages anti-stress" (Thousand and one nights, Coloring book anti-stress), I started to practice my drawing patterns skills, copying and then trying to do my own. Since then I find, for myself that starting to draw by praticing patterns get rid of this pressure that I have to make something perfect when i pick up my pencil.

Here is the cover of the book I was saying, followed by the copy from it :

Pattern

Pattern

Pattern

Pattern

Pattern

Pattern

Pattern

Pattern

And now by the one I am trying to come up with : 
Pattern

Pattern

Pattern

Pattern

Pattern

Pattern

23/03/2015

Dublin Sketchers

Hi everyone, I know it's been a really long time since I haven't post anything and I am truly sorry but I was busy trying to put my life back in order. 
Now that I am getting to it, here is a quick summary of the last few months. And I apologize also for the bad quality of my drawings, my scanner stayed in France.
I am gonna start to talk about Dublin Sketchers, a group I talked about in a few previous post, herehere and here. This group meet every sunday at 14h in a different place everytime to enjoy sketching and after 2 hours of drawings everybody goes in a little coffee place to share their drawing and meet new people. If you want to know more about them you can go on their website dublinsketchers or follow them on their twitterfacebook or on plein eire.

Here is in the pub J. Grogans


Sketches at the Decorative Arts & History also called Collins Barracks


 This on was at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Here was at the Museum of Archaeology


Here it's at the Chester Beatty library


At the Iveagh Garden




09/10/2014

St Mary Magdalen

Painting at the National Gallery of Ireland.
While I was copying this painting, a security guard came to ask me why did I choose this one, he exactly said "seriously, this one!?". I didn't understand why he was asking about my choice but then he starts to explain that the National Gallery have an other Felice Ficherelli's painting, and he always find this one strange. So he compare the two painting and he realise it was the same model for the two of then except that on the other one it was a man, meaning on this one the painter add breast so why they look a bit weird.
After I finish to draw he came back to me and told me a lot of anecdotes about a few other painting. So if you ever go in Dublin and particularly at the National Gallery, try to look for Tony, he will share a lot of things with you and will have a really good time.

My new house


The back garden, the nice view from where we smoke.

The kitchen were we share most of our time together with my house mates.