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♥ Paris is the most feminine city in the world.
It’s true, think about it:
Every corner has a pastry shop;
Or a flower shop;
Or a chocolaterie;
Or a perfumarie.
Women are everywhere. The take over every sidewalk, every garden, every museum wall:
♥ There are flowers everywhere:
♥ And everywhere, there is pink:
Paris is a constant monument in honor of women and all things female.
I love being a girl. But being a girl in Paris is even more lovely than usual. :)
Wishing you a beautiful and inspiring weekend.
Just a couple of computer sketches I’ve been playing with.
My Wacom tablet and I are not the best of friends yet. (Not YET.) I do love it very much and couldn’t work with a mouse again to save my life, but the fact remains: I am much better at hand-drawing than computer drawing. I wouldn’t want to change that because I simply adore drawing on paper, but it’s very important as an illustrator, to be able to draw on different mediums. Plus digital illustration rocks! Some of my favorite artists are amazing at digital illustration (see Arturo Elena and Kris Atomic). So I shall persevere.
In the meantime, weekend is almost here! Yay! Just a reminder. :)
I am so excited about my latest drawing! I couldn’t wait to share it here.
Over the weekend, I illustrated a map of my favorite cafes in Paris for They Draw and Travel.
Here is the final piece:
Here are a few close-ups:
It’s not your usual map, I know, but if you look closely, all the vital information is there: the street name, the metro station, the river Seine and finally, the cafes: Les deux Magots, Leon, Café de Flore and Brasserie Lipp. I recommend each one of them. They are lovely.
This was such a joy to draw. It made me miss Paris like crazy.
Don’t forget to check out the other maps on They Draw and Travel. There are some really stunning illustrations there!
A couple of months ago, I was commissioned to illustrate the header for an article for the latest issue of London-based Spindle Magazine.
I just received the magazine on the post and loved it! The art direction is clean and crisp, and I loved that they use so many illustrations mixed with the contents. It’s a beautiful magazine. Here are some pictures:
And here is my header for the article on pop singer Mel Merio. Lots of details, tiny flowers and pink dots!
Here is a second option I scribbled:
I always like sketching two or three possible answers to the same brief. It’s fun, addictive and it fills my sketchbook with souvenirs from projects I enjoyed. :)
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