Tuesday 22 March 2011

Joseph Fipps

Here's another project that I'm working on at the moment.
To say the truth, Nadine Robert has been thinking about for at least 2 years...
Back in tha days I helped her creating Nanouche who has slowly evolved into Joseph Flipps!
The good news is that it will finally be published with La Pastèque, a publishing company based in Montreal!!!
A first book for both of us, what a good reason to celebrate!
Let the adventure begins!
Voici un autre projet sur lequel je travaille en ce moment.
À vrai dire, ça mijote dans la tête de Nadine Robert depuis 2 ans déjà...
J'avais fait quelques tests à l'époque sur une certaine Nanouche qui a tout doucement évoluée vers Joseph Fipps!
La bonne nouvelle, c'est que Nadine et moi avons eu la confirmation que les aventures
de ce petit garçon prendront la forme d'un album jeunesse aux éditions La Pastèque!!!
Un premier livre pour elle comme pour moi, ça se célèbre non?
Que l'aventure commence!

Thursday 17 March 2011

Art blocks for Ghana.

There're only a few days left before the end of Auction for the Art Blocks for Ghana.
Surely you don't want to miss the chance to own one of these beautiful blocks, hum?
The Picture Book Project is a non-profit organization and all funds will help
to provide boarding and education for orphaned children in Ghana, West Africa.
Don't wait anymore ! To see all the blocks click here.

Color pencils on wood.

You can also have a look at my contribution here.
**edit: I'd love to know who bought it in the end ? I'm too curious... :-)

Monday 7 March 2011

I ♥ Nadinoo

I thought it was about time to update this blog. Don't you think?
But beware guys! It's a very girly post.
As you may have noticed, I'm working on a book with a friend/writer which will be called Rose à Petits Pois
(yes, like the blog!).
Everything is still very much work in progress and we still have to find
a publishing company interested in our project...
But the story is utterly charming and hopefully I shall do it justice with my illustrations...
But before I show you more drawings, I wished to share with you the work of someone
who really inspires me.
Her name is Nadia Izruna and she is the one behind the beautiful British label Nadinoo.
(Ladies, if you don't know her already, I suggest you have a look at her beautiful FW2010 collection on Nadinoo.com!)
I admire her work because I'm simply in love with it (I could wear every single piece of her collection),
but also because it takes courage, commitment and faith to start your very own company like she did.
It's a pleasure to see such individuals working for what they truly love and doing it so well!

For of all those reasons, I wanted the main character of the book, Adèle, to be wearing Nadinoo. 
And it simply suits her so well! (Thanks Nadia!)
The feminine shapes and patterns of all her clothes are lovely and really interesting to draw.
I cant' wait to do the whole book!
Adèle definitely has a wardrobe to die for.