Monday, December 17, 2007

3D Map -Phase 3

I have finally gotten around to painting the background on the map -and quite pleased with it. Take a look.

J'ai finalement peint le fond de mon petit project de carte -et pas si mal, je dois dire. Ca me plait. Regardez un peu.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

3D Map -Phase 2

Ok, here Phase 2 of my little 3D map project.

The entire map is covered with brown industrial paper towel:
First brush on water diluted Elmer's glue, the apply the paper towel, and finally recoat the towel with enough glue to soak through. The paper towel is molded carefully to keep the design of the map.

Once dry, apply a good coat of white gesso over the whole thing.

Monday, December 03, 2007

3D Map -Phase 1

Something I am having fun doing right now. It's a map of my home town done in 3D format.
The backing is a piece of masonic I happen to have laying around.

Steps so far:

1. paint the masonite board white to clean it up.
2. google the map, project it onto the board and trace it in pencil.
3. roll up pages of an old phone book, cut and glue onto the "roads."

I use a different roll size to represent smaller country roads versus major roads. Plus it adds variety.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Cover study

This is a watercolor study for the full layout cover of my comic book
A Cappelle vol.3.

Voici une étude aquarelle pour la couverture avans/arrière de ma BD
A Cappella T.3

Monday, October 22, 2007

Ranger Poster #1-2

More Ranger sketches.

I cleaned up page 1 and did more sketches for page 2. Trying to make him look bigger and more Paul Bunyan-ish, and with also a more tong-in-cheek approach.

J'ai passé la première page à l'encre et fait des nouveaux rapides pour le Ranger. J'éssay de le faire plus impréssionant, plus musclé, et moin sérieux aussi.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

IF -Extreme

Extreme Sport: Fresh Powder
Snow Boarding is amazing to watch and most certainly an extreme sport in my eyes.

Regarder un doué faire du "Snow Boarding" est extraordinaire, et je pense, ce sport qualifie comme "sport extreme".

Following is the progression for this illustration. First the sketch, then the cleaned up drawing done with black gel pen.Voici l'évolution de mon illustration, en commençant par le rapide, puis le dessin nétoyé et passé à l'encre.

Next, prisma colors for the surfer and watercolor for the background.
Ensuite, crayon de couleur et un fond en peinture à l'eau.

Then a little play time with Photoshop, and Voila!

Le tout assemblé compliment Photoshop. Et voilà le travail !

Monday, October 15, 2007

Forest Rangers #1

Today is BLOG ACTION DAY! and it celebrates the Environment.
To participate, I am publishing sketches about people who are very important in preserving the integrity of our natural ressources:
Forest Rangers.

I am working on a commission for a couple posters about forest rangers. Here are sketches for the first.

J'ai 2 illustrations sur commande en cour à propos d'employés du Service Forêt. Voici des rapides pour le premier.

The first sketch:

Le premier rapide:

Second time around -better angle though still not quite satisfied:

2ème éssais -meilleur angle mais pas encore satisfaisant.

The poster is composed of 2 pages. Here's the first:

L'illustration est en deux pages et voici la première:

Monday, October 08, 2007

Review -David Mack DVD doc

A documentary was done about the artist David Mack. Here's my take on it:

Un documentaire a été fait de l'artiste David Mack. Voici mon opinion:

David Mack

Saturday, October 06, 2007

IF - Open

A fun little sketch that popped into my mind when I read this week's theme.

Un petit rapide qui met venue en lisant le theme pour cetter semaine.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

IF - The Blues

Here's a page from my book A Cappella vol1 that I thought fit this week's theme.

Voici une image de mon livre A Cappella T1 qui me semble a propos pour le thème de la semaine.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


I am rather fond of Panda, so when I received this, I had to pass it on.
Turn up the sound first.

J'aime plutot les pandas, alors quand j'ai reçut cette blague, il a fallu partager.
Ne pas oublier d'augmenté le son.

Too funny!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Just having a little fun with my visual journal.

Je m'amuse avec mon petit journal visuel.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

IF -Alphabet

For this Alphabet theme, I started out wanting to use XYZ (rather than ABC), as in "etc., etc.," and then came up with from ABC to XYZ, i.e. begining to end, or one thing to another. Eventually, when I started the page, it evolved to what you see now.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

IF - Visitors

Uncle Bob's visit proved to be somewhat inexpected.

La visite de l'Oncle Bob fut, il faut le dire, quelque peut inatendue.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New Review Up

New review posted. Link below.
Have you seen the movie? Tell me what you think.

Nouvelle revue. Link si-dessous.
Avez-vous vu le film? Dites moi ce que vous en pensez.


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Drawing Jam

Quick sketch for a drawing jam.

Jane gets a refresher on a hot humid summer day. ;)

En un jour d'été chaud et humide, Jane se rafraichi.

Friday, August 17, 2007

IF - Captain

Illustration Friday: Look out! Captain coming!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Back and Inspired!

I've been away all summer and now I am back! AND, re-inspired to do something with this blog. I'll share new things along the way besides sketches. Stay tuned.

For now, here's the "central heating" for the Colorado cabin I stayed in.

Me voilà de retour après avoir passée l'été au Colorado. J'ai beaucoup de nouvelles idées pour ce blog et pas seulement des dessins. Jetez-y un coup d'oeil de temps-en-temps.

Pour le moment, voici le « chauffage central » de la cabine, là-haut dans la montagne.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Contest images

Images created for the Stray Tales Coloring Contest pages.
Drawn by hand. Background colors with Photoshop.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Coloring contest

I have been neglecting this blog of late, and for good reason, is there is such a thing.

Check out this little project I am setting up:

Je n'églecte un peut ce site dernièrement, bien qu'avec une bonne excuse.
Allez voir ce petit project qui m'amuse bien à mettre en marche.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Finished... for the moment.

I went back and finally finished the perspective drawing.

I am trying to scan it and reassemble it in Photoshop, but so far it's not exactly matching. Hm.

J'ai finalement finie mon dessin de perspective.

J'éssay de la passer au scanner et réassembler en un morceau, mais jusqu'a présent, les lines ne se retrouvent pas exactement. Je continue.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


It's coming along.

Ca continue.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Having fun

Just having a little fun with perspective.

Je m'amuse un peut avec de la perspective.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Puss in Boots Revisited & finished!

Here it is, folks: Puss In Boots -Then & Now.

Et voilà, terminé: Le chat boté -Passé présent.

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Almost done. Here's the painting:
Presque finie. Voici la peinture:

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Working out colors

I like to work out color scheme before jumping in onto the original. Here's what I'm doing today.

J'aime essayer les couleurs avans de faire quelque chose de définitif sur mon original. Voici sur quoi je travaille aujourd'hui.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Puss in Boots revisited

Here's the first part of an illustration I am working on for a forum.

Voici la première partie d'une illo destinée à un forum.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Muscle car

1965 Pontiac GTO

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

Patience is a virtue, right?

The road from drawing board to self-publishing is proving to be a looonnnnnnng road.... sigh. Soon, soon.
Meanwhile, here is a page from A Cappella vol 1.

Le chemin nécéssaire du dessin à la publication est bien long parfois. Mais enfin, bientot.

En attendant, voici une image de A Cappella t.1

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Pencil sketch

A pencil sketch done from a mag picture of someone famous somehow, except I have no idea who she is. I'm not much on keeping up with celebrities.

Un sketch fait d'après une photo de magazine, apparemment une célébritée, sauf que je n'ai aucune idée qui est cette personne en question. Vous savez, moi et les célébritées...

Sunday, January 28, 2007

IF: Red

The RED hot desert. First the actual illustration done in crayon, then I had a little fun with the scanner.

IF: Rouge. Le désert rouge de chaleure. Le premier est l'illustration. Pour le reste, je m'amuse avec le scanner.

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