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Horse I

I feel horses are a good way to practice grey tones. The muscles give a similar feeling to humans, but still, its anatomy is more forgiving than drawing a nude. Even though it’s not much of a problem with traditional media, I’m not to the point where drawing a nude on the computer is comfortable, I’ll proceed by small steps. Shades first.

So I did this as a practice and decided to push it a little bit.

later!

Daily Practice

Since I started working in the new company, I’ve been working daily on my digital art before I can get some time for oil painting: now that I’m in China, I don’t have a studio anymore.

I’ll get my colors and shadings in order before putting it into traditional medias. So here is some of the showable drawings made in the last days.

The rest of the team are all amazing digital artists, so its inspiring ;) Gotta get my skills up to par.

I’ll give the originals credits:
- original drawing by O O Joo (check on artstation)
- sculpture by Fred Fichet
- Original oil painting by Nicola Samori

later!

 

Sketching in China

So I moved to Beijing,

I was invited to work on the Zhang Yimou movie “The Great Wall” staring Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe,  Andy Lau, Pedro Pascal, Jing Tian, Lu Han.

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After the project, I was invited to stay at Base-FX as a Concept Artist. They have given me the chance to work on a big variety of projects, both chinese and american movies. Things have been going very quickly this last year, and I’m looking forward for more, but it didn’t give me the time to post. I will try to share more eventually!

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Here is some sketch made in Beijing in 2015…

I’ll post some photos soon also!

 

Red Sun

Here is a fast little project I did last winter in order to give some self-made chrismas gifts.
The artwork is an assembly of sketches  and vector patterns I made earlier in 2013. I then screeprinted those in order to get the result you see now. It was a fun little project, lots of mistakes since it was a very fast thing (two days in total) but it was nice to get back to the screenprinting table (it’s been a while!)

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Drunk on Vapors

Since I started this venture, I kept myself locked in small formats.
For what? Scared of loosing too much material. time. money. whatever. In the end, it just pissed me off. Badly. What’s the use?!?! In my head, it’s all about large canvases. All the time, It’s getting bigger and bigger in my head. Painting,  sculptures, well hell yeah, but not if it can go through the door! (We will deal with the problems related to that statement later!) It’s like a Jenny Saville painting, it’s a blast in the face, you get in the room and baaaammmm, you’re destroyed by the weight of what’s in front of you. Could be this. Could be that. either way you are crushed.

I mean, yeah, small format has its use, but in the end, I look at it and I feel like him doing shit. So I stopped whining, put on the largest piece of paper on the wall, and threw myself at it with a piece of charcoal like there was no tomorrow. “Now canvas… it’s between you and me. And I ain’t coming down without a fight.” That’s what I wish I had said. something like that, or even better: “If we’re about to die anyway, I’d rather die fighting!” (awwww Neverending story…)

I was Atreyu for a second. Here’s what came out.

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I’m happy. It’s not much about the end result actually. it was the fight. Intense, and actually quite short. After two hours I had nothing left in me. I left the studio, had a good sleep, and then came back several days later to finish the last details. I hope this piece transmit the intensity I had when I was drawing.

I like it for now, I’ll pursue in that vein. I want to go on with the same energy, so I started a new one already. hopefully, I will not trash it before the end, but lets not give a damn for the moment shall we. I’ll just concentrate on doing what I want.

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New Start

Well,
Obviously, the first week isn’t especially entertaining.

In order to have a real fresh start, I decided to whiten everything I had done so far:
the tests, the incompletes, the not good enought or even those I just got tired of looking.

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So here you go, dozens of white canvases.

Now all I need is inspiration….

Oh okay, I’ll post something I did two weeks ago in order to keep the interest. I know my dirty studio floor is not so captivating.
Here is my favorites from a live drawing session I went two weeks ago.

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