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  • Le Bal des Douze Princesses

    The book is at the printers, it should be done by the beginning of August :). So I thought this might be a good time to do a short recap of how it came to be. Legend has it, every book starts with a story, every comic-book starts with a script. There are even older…

  • Work in progress

    It’s almost…. gasp… February. HOW? I spent most of January planning 2019. It seems to be the year of the comic book, with the French translation of Prâslea scheduled in March and Le bal des douze princesses (Twelve dancing girls) due sometime by the end of summer, in full colour. Speaking of which, here’s the…

  • Saturday Sketches – Inktober 2018

    Week four. Who knows, maybe next year… I can plan ahead and… make an actual graphic novel? Because, it turns out, no matter how little time I have and how much I travel, I can still fit in one ink page.

  • Saturday Sketches – Inktober 2018

       Here are all the images from the second week of Inktober. Enjoy!

  • Saturday Sketches – Inktober 2018

    And here you have – week three. Am I unreasonably proud of myself? YES I AM.

  • Saturday Sketches – Inktober 2018

    The first week of inktober came and went  and I did it, I did it! These are fake comic book pages from a novel I wrote when I was twelve. By the time I got bored, it was 100 pages long, it had princesses and dragons and pirates and desert brigands, and also time travel…

  • Saturday Sketches

    I may or may not be gearing up for Inktober…

  • Saturday Sketches

    …the last of 2017 :)

  • Saturday Sketches

    And now for something… slightly different, I guess. Aromanian costume Various Romanian costumes, south of the country.

  • Saturday Sketches

      Two inking versions for the same drawing. Kyle Brushes and bodiesinmotion.photo , as usual.

  • Saturday Sketches

    How do you learn to ink digitally? There must be some secret rules French comic artist pass from one generation to another… Well, anyway, here are my attempts, references from bodiesinmotion.photo, brushes from KyleBrushes (the CleanComics and one of the MangaCircles)

  • Visual Playground – Day4

    The fourth day was Lettering Day with Tobias Hall. I must admit I was dreading this a bit – I am an amateur, mostly because I lack the patience needed for measuring and kerning properly. We did a series of exercises, like writing the word ”Majesty” majestically… …playing around with the pen-brush… …writing out expressions…

  • Visual Playground – Day2

    The second day was Mattias Adolfsson‘s workshop. Photo credits: Cătălin Georgescu He always seemed to me like a person who has waaaay too much fun with this sketchbooks and his pens. It turns out, he’s willing to share his methods – so for the whole day we did a series of short creative exercises. Below…

  • Saturday Sketches

    Some Occidental costumes, for a change. I also have a costume tumblr  – it can be found here: https://imaginarycostumemuseum.tumblr.com/

  • Saturday Sketches

    More costume study – English (1600), Ottoman(1870), Polish, Greek, Georgian, Macedonian and derivations. Does anyone know where I can find a costume history with some sort of historical map of influences various cultures had on one another?

  • Saturday Sketches

    References from bodiesinmotion.photos And the brush for the first image is one of Kyle T. Webster’s art markers.

  • Sketchy Saturday

    I am unreasonably proud of these… My obsession with Romanian folklore has turned into an obsession with Balkan culture – and here we have an Albanian costume study, mixed with monster design. Also, yey for fountain pens!

  • Saturday Sketches

    … guess what, end-of-the-week drawings are back. This time, some sort of research for some sort of webcomic that might someday happen. Maybe. Based on iranian miniature and costumes. 

  • Saturday Sketches

  • Inktober – Week 4

    And the last of Inktober 2016 – most of them are Elis Island immigrants.

  • Inktober Week 3

    October 22 Kurd October 21 Kurd October 20 Bosnian October 19 - Armenian October 18 - Armenian October 17 Ottoman October 16 Ottoman
  • Inktober Week 2

      Here we go, the second week of inktober. References from old photos of Constantinopolis, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Othello, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, my garden :) and Camillo Balossini.

  • Inktober Week 1

      So, here’s the first week of Inktober 2016! Pentel brush with Ecoline wash, references from Camillo Balossini, Ida Wyman and ”Elizabeth, the golden age” movie.

  • Saturday Sketches – Inktober

    I’ve never actually done an Inktober before (… although I claim that Karel Líman counts as one, since I’ve spent October 2014 doing that). But this time around I’m gonna spend the month learning how to draw clothes

  • Saturday Sketches

    Today is (mostly) black-and white day! Turns out I didn’t save the photo ref for this one :(, so google images can’t help me with the credit. References from SketchDaily for these two. Reference from Shorpy, my best guess is that it was another Timothy H. O’Sullivan photo? Oh, and an obvious Mike Mignola style-attempt.