31 MAY 2017 ILLUSTRATIONS


YES I’M PICKING UP FASHION DESIGN AGAIN. THE PORTRAIT IS JUST SOMETHING I SUDDENLY FEEL LIKE DRAWING THIS MORNING. I’M STARTING A NEW THEME THAT’S INSPIRED BY FLOWERS. THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF ROSES AND OTHER LOVELY FLOWERS IN THE GARDEN ALONG THE ROOFTOP ACROSS FROM MY HOME + IT’S AMAZING. THIS IS A SERIOUS RECOMMENDATION THAT IF YOU EVER GO TO GARE DE LYON IN PARIS, GO TO BOULEVARD DIDEROT, TAKE A TURN AT PASSAGE HENNEL, + TAKE THE STAIRS TO THE GARDEN. IT LEADS ALL THE WAY TO BASTILLE + IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I’VE EVER SEEN.

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27 MAY 2017 ILLUSTRATIONS

BEEN A LONG LONG TIME SINCE I LAST POSTED ANYTHING. ILLUSTRATION, VISUAL IDENTITY AND ANALYTICAL DRAWING COURSES HAVE JUST ENDED, SO I FINALLY HAVE SOME TIME FOR THESE.

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Blanche – City Lights [acapella cover by Rós]

Blanche – City Lights [acapella cover by Rós]

MAY BE STARTING AN EUROVISION THEMED COVER CHALLENGE

SO EUROVISION HAS ENDED + I’M STILL NOT OVER IT THAT BRENDAN DIDN’T GET TO THE FINAL. + I ACTUALLY EXPECTED BULGARIA TO WIN. NO OFFENSE TO PORTUGAL! THEY’VE DONE A BRILLIANT JOB, + AS BREN SAID, THE SONG IS JUST SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL. HONESTLY I LOVE ALL ENTRIES THIS YEAR, BUT MY PERSONAL FAVS ARE IRELAND, BULGARIA, AUSTRIA + AUSTRALIA. MANEL HAS A REALLY NICE VOICE, BUT THE SONG ISN’T REALLY OUTSTANDING.

HERE’S A COVER I DID THIS AFTERNOON OF BELGIUM’S ENTRY CITY LIGHTS BY BLANCHE. I’VE BEEN CHATTING WITH MY BUDS WHILE WATCHING + I’VE HEARD MANY PEOPLE SAY THAT SHE WAS A TERRIBLE PERFORMER. WELL, I’M NOT GONNA CRITICISE HER. SHE’S SO YOUNG + IT’S UNDERSTANDABLE, + HER BASS VOICE IS ACTUALLY VERY GOOD. + THE SONG ITSELF IS IMPRESSIVE. i JUST SAW A PARODY ON YOUTUBE THIS EVENING + THEY MODIFIED HER VOICE HIGHER + MORE FEMININ, + BREN’S LOWER + MORE MASCULIN. I NEED TO HEAR THEM SWITCH SONGS!

BTW IT SCARED ME THAT I’VE ALREADY GOT 4 LIKES! THIS DON’T USUALLY HAPPEN.

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[WIP] REPAINT: LE RADEAU DE LA MÉDUSE

IT’S NOT ALL THAT I DID TODAY BUT THE OTHER ONES ARE WAY TOO CRAPPY SO I’M ONLY PUTTING THIS HERE. TOO MUCH ILLUSTRATION HOMEWORK, SERIOUSLY. LIKE, THIS IS JUST 1/20 OF THE FIRST PROJECT. I HAD PLANNED TO HAND IN THE PROJECT TOMORROW BUT I’VE GIVEN UP. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE, APART FROM THAT I NEED ONE MORE PHOTOCOPY OF LE BÉNÉDICITÉ TO REPAINT IT. ANYWAYS I’VE ALREADY FINISHED THE LATEST PROJECT SO NO WORRIES, I GUESS.

THIS IS THE SECOND STEP [THE FIRST STEP IS TO DRAW THE OUTLINES, OBVIOUSLY]. IT’S PAINTED WITH WATERCOLOUR ON A PHOTOCOPY OF THE ORIGINAL SKETCH SO THAT I WON’T DAMAGE THE OUTLINES. TOMORROW MORING IF I CAN FINISH THE BLACK + WHITE REPAINTING [WHICH IS ANOTHER 1/20 OF THE SAME PROJECT], I’LL BE WORKING ON THIS WITH COLOURED PENCILS.

IF I HADN’T GO TO TENUE CORRECTE EXIGÉE AT MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS I COULD HAVE PROBABLY FINISHED THE BLACK + WHITE THING, BUT THAT EXHIBITION IS AF I DON’T REGRET IT AT ALL. I’VE ACTUALLY VISITED IT BEFORE SPRING BREAK, BUT I DIDN’T HAVE THE TIME TO FINISH IT. IT’S FREE FOR PEOPLE UNDER 26 SO TECHNICALLY I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE AS MANY TIMES AS I WANT TO IF I HADN’T GOT ALL THOSE HOMEWORK.

+ IT SEEMS LIKE TOMORROW WILL BE THE LAST ILLUSTRATION CLASS + I DON’T KNOW IF I SHOULD BE HAPPY.

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COVER OF SIGN OF THE TIMES

THE KITCHEN IS A MESS. IGNORE THAT.

I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT DOING A COVER OF SIGN OF THE TIMES ALMOST SINCE THE SONG WAS OUT, BECAUSE SERIOUSLY, EVEN THOUGH I DO LOVE HARRY’S VOICE + ALL THE EMOTIONS HE PUT IN THE SINGING, I PREFER IT TO BE QUIETER THAN THAT [ESPECIALLY THE OUTRO], LIKE, IF IT’S ACOUSTIC IT’LL PROBABLY BE CLOSER TO WHAT THE SONG REALLY MEANS.

I’VE BEEN PRACTISING A LITTLE OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS SO THIS EVENING I CAME BACK FROM THE LOUVRE + JUST RECORDED THIS. NOT TOO BAD AT LEAST.

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17 APR 2017 FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS

FINALLY ONE PROJECT DONE! SO NOW IT’S JUST THE ANALYSIS. USED CHINESE PAINTING TECHNIQUES AGAIN FOR THE SISLEY POSTER. FOR THE SECOND ONE THE MARKERS DIDN’T WORK SO WELL MOSTLY BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT COLOUR SO BASICALLY I’M REPAINTING THE WHOLE THING WITH WATER TO MIX THE COLOURS…REALLY LOVE THE DRESS IN THE THIRD ONE, IT REMINDS ME OF THE ROBES IN FANTASTIC BEASTS + WHERE TO FIND THEM. THE GLITTER PENS AREN’T SO CLEAR IN THE PHOTO BUT IT ACTUALLY LOOKS VERY COOL! + I HAVE TO GO TO THE EXHIBITION AGAIN I ONLY FINISHED THE GROUND FLOOR + HAVEN’T YET TAKEN A GOOD LOOK AT THE ENTIRE FIRST FLOOR.

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16 APR 2017 FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS

NOT REALLY IN THE MOOD TODAY SO NOT VERY PROGRESSIVE. HAPPY EASTER!

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Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall [acapella cover by Rós]

Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall [acapella cover by Rós]

ANOTHER LITTLE COVER FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON

THIS ISN’T SO GOOD…OKAY I’M PROBABLY DOING IT AGAIN SOME OTHER TIME. WAS JUST WAITING FOR THE INK TO DRY + SHUFFLING MY SPOTIFY MIX + THIS SONG CAME UP, SO I WAS LIKE WHY NOT, + I RECORDED THIS COVER. BRENDAN HAS DONE A VERY BEAUTIFUL COVER BY THE WAY:

THIS IS BY FAR HIS BEST COVER [I THINK], + NOT GONNA LIE I LIKE THIS ONE BETTER THAN SAM’S ORIGINAL VERSION [SORRY SAM + NO I MEAN I LOVE BOTH BUT PERSONALLY I THINK THIS IS EVEN BETTER].

PLUS…WATCHED THE VOICE OF FRANCE THIS EVENING + UGH WHY DO I ALWAYS PREFER THE ONES WHO AREN’T CHOSEN?! I MEAN, CAMILLE + JULES + MORGAN + ENZO ARE ALL BRILLIANT! AFTER ENZO WAS OUT I JUST TURNED THE TV OFF. HE + SACHA WERE JUST TOO CUTE TOGETHER! + I REALLY REALLY LOVE INCANTÈSIMU! LOVELY VOICES + WONDERFUL HARMONY.

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