jeudi 22 juillet 2010

Junk Food Commando

Let me show you my brand new commission for Dinosaurprince. It all started in a very funny way, we were talking, by email, about everything and nothing, just giving each other some news, when I confessed I was feeling lazy and didn't want to clean my rattie's cage nor cook for tonight. Immediately, Matthew thought about what Bionic Commando could do between the two games : getting lazy on the couch, eating junk food and watching TV. And this is how it eventually turned out.

First sketch to catch the position. There's an old TV (cathodic screens are so charming !), some VHS on the couch, pizza, chips, pop-corn and he's raising a six-pack of Pepsi. For his face I had to take pictures of my boyfriend doing this position because I really didn't manage to find the right angle. ^^

Matthew wanted to add Rush from MegaMan so I thought a robot-dog could enjoy some pizza too ; the cans are lifted up from a small table where you can see wet spots, a NES and a roasted chicken leaking grease on the couch. Oh and of course, THE detailed bionic arm.

Removed one of the two controlers and added a Mc Donald's portion of fries because the chicken looked weird all by himself.

I honestly spend a loooong time on this arm but I really love it. I studied US comics inking on purpose to get the metal effect.

In the end, the arm is darker than I hoped but it's not that bad, what do you think ?

jeudi 15 juillet 2010

Bulgarian party - Krum, Krum, Krum !

It's kinda unsual but these illustrations are not posted on my adult website "", they belong to my "all audiences" gallery on But as it's about a stud, and I had some babbling to do about it, I decided to do a blog. -As if I actually had time for it ! u_u-

The context is : I'm drawing for a French fanzine about Harry Potter's universe, Obscurus Presse. The crazy girls are simply releasing the wizards' journals, as if they were real -and by real I mean now, in 2010, not in the 90's !-. Usually, I don't draw fanarts for them, but from time to time characters of the original saga are featured and when I saw Viktor Krum illustrations were available I jumped on it !

I love Harry Potter. Who doesn't ? However, I don't like the movies, they're too short, too many details are missing, I know they're trying their best but it's annoying. So I truly expected to hate the "Goblet of Fire" movie... that was until I saw Stanislav Ianevski as Viktor Krum. *__* Oh let me be a fangirl sometimes ! Stanislav, anywhere, everywhere... ok, ok, to the pics now !

For the new issue of Quidditch Mag', the girls needed a portrait of Viktor Krum and a full body piece. Remember that we're in 2010 and the Bulgarian honey is older now. I gave him a little longer hair and stubble, a rougher face too, because if he didn't stop playing Quidditch since the 90's he probably had some severe kicks in his face -I avoided the bruises and the broken nose though- and tried to keep his pouty lips and grumpy eyebrows.

For the full body picture I didn't want a typical pose. Krum doesn't have time for this bullshit, he doesn't pose for photographs ! If you want a photo, just try to catch him in the locker room. -Ha, "Viktor Krum" and "locker room" in the same sentence make you horny ? Yeah, me too. If he's nearly naked on this version of the sketch, it's that I didn't search for Quidditch clothes references yet. Reminds me, when I was a kid just starting to draw, I read an interview of a famous french comic artist who said he always drew the characters naked before adding the clothes. I was young and didn't realize it was much better for anatomy so I though "Pfff he's not forced, what a perv !"... and now I'm drawing porn.

In the magazine the photos will be separated but for my website it was better to show it this way. Finally, what do you think of his pose ? It's nearly pinup-like, the way he's pulling the knee pad up his leg like a garter.

The second picture is an old photo -read : in the 90's- of Krum fighting the Chinese Fireball. Epic, right ? Sometimes, I'm on Obscurus Presse private board for the staff and I say "Okay I'mma do this one !". Then in front of my white page I'm like "Why did you say that, idiot ? Why ?"... That's what happened here.

But I eventually managed to start doodling. I started with Krum in an acrobatic position, I wanted him to look like he was gonna fall, to add a thrilling dimension to the pic. Then I began with the dragon and surprisingly, it was the best part to do. When I was in high school, I had a dragons obsession for a while, precisely chinese dragons. I drew them all the time, inspired by the ones you find on the Chinese restaurants stuff. So it came back to my hand really easily and I enjoyed it.

More detailed sketch. Poor me, I had to watch that part of the movie again, just to catch Viktors outfit. I had to pause the video and make screencaps. What a torture ! <3 I asked the girls if they didn't mind a little teared clothes and they were ok -it has to stay work-safe after all !-. Yes I know we see his ass a little too much on this one but I hid it on the final version.

It didn't took me that long to color but I'm quite happy with the light effects, the orange reflections on the dragon and the fire he's blowing. I added the magic ray in the end, wasn't sure of the result but it turned out good. Okay, next time there will be naked boys ! Or maybe not... ^^"

lundi 12 juillet 2010

From Egypt to South Sudan

Still no sketches, still coloring the pictures I doodled on my trip to Japan Expo.

Since I was in my best friend's house, with her family and little sister, I had to stay worksafe so the only long thing you'll see on Thot is his beak ! :} I'm glad I found a good balance between well defined muscles and the body type I really enjoy. Also, the background is real papyrus I modified a bit and added on Photoshop.

I love this one because it's a topic we barely see in illustrations. This dude is inspired by Dinka warriors, an african tribe of South Sudan were men wear gorgeous and colored beads corsets to seduce women. It was actually draw just for the corset ! ^^ Anyways, I'd celebrate the end of the World Cup with him with pleasure ! You might wonder how the hell I can think about corseted african men when I'm hanging in front of the TV with a teenage girl and her King Charles dog... I wonder too !

jeudi 8 juillet 2010

Fairy dust and gangsta weed

No sketches today because these doodles were done at my best friend's house, and she doesn't have any light table so I inked on the original sketches.

Meluzine is a French association whose goal is to help fanzines (like mine) to promote their works ; they created an online community for fanzine artists to share their experience, some tips, they also give as many informations as they can about conventions we can attend or invite artists to sell their work on their booth in conventions...

I went to a meeting with them about two weeks ago and was told that drawing the association mascot would be a great way to help them. So as drawing is the only thing I'm able to do, I decided to go for it. Anyways, I just had to make an alternate version that is more of my taste. See what I mean ?

Well yeah I know, the haircut kills all. It looked better on the girls. X)

No, the title ain't a way to promote drugs at all, it's a reference to Dr.Dre ! The fact is I drew Javier smoking weed and my only excuse is that I wanted to draw him all tired, totally high, because I was myself. Oh, I wasn't high, I was just completely sick and exhausted with a big flu. My eyes weren't even really open and I wanted him to reflect my own condition. Oh, and I thought my name on the smoke would be fun.