7 Families Game

Bonjour !

And Happy new year !

For today I would like to talk to you about a small project I have been doing during the end of the year, at least talk to you about one of my projects : a card game.

card game family game

Florian Garbay and I designed the entire game from the actual rules of the 7 families game.

Do you know how to play ?

card game family game

It is actually very simple, and that’s why we choose this game, it’s easy, fun for all ages and there is lots of characters to design.

There is 7 groups of 6 card each, each group represent a family ( fruits, vegetables, house animals, insects, farm animals, flying insects and birds ) the point of the game is to get more families complete than the other players.

card game family game

So to get all the cards to fill your family you must ask one of the other players if they have the card you are looking for or if not ” go fish” !

Quite a simple and fun card game isn’t it ?

Florian and I had such a fun designing it, we made some boxes for Christmas that we offered to family members. We had to think about it quite in advance but it ended up ready on time and we’re very proud of the result !

We are actually making it available as a pre-order on my Etsy shop, so if you’d like to have a copy check out this link.

The pre-order is organised between the 20th of December and the 20th of February and if we have 12 order minimum we will be able to launch the printing of the card game and box. The delivery will be around the 20th of February.

So go have a look it’s absolutely cute !

Thanks for reading and have a nice and warm day ( because it’s too cold these days …)

My inktober will be in Linocut !

Bonjour !

This is Inktober again !

Inktober is a challenge for al artists who want to get better at inking, or any other technique.

I wanted to improve on a new medium I started not long ago : linocut ! 

linocut whale

My challenge for this inktober, that I ended up calling linoctober for me, is to do 1 linocut for each week of october. It’s 5 linocut in total and I took a theme that I like : Travel.

I’m very new to linocut and although I might not be able to give some tips yet, I can talk to you about my experience.

As of today I already made two prints : the forest and the whale.

Forest linocut print

And it had been very fun and helped me find more focus in what I do, as each carving stroke is important. I need to keep my focus during all the time I am carving my linocut.

I invite you to go check my instagram. Each week I do a give away to offer to one of my followers the linocut print done during the week :

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Giveaway time ! Yes yes yes ! Let's do a giveaway for this #inktober linocut print as well. To get it, its very simple : 1. be following me 2. like the post 3. tag a friend in the comments for an extra chance. 4. Share this post in your story or profile for an extra chance. 5. good luck ! I will give the result wednesday 17th ! yay ! #giveaway #freebies #Linocut #printmaking #linoprint #gravure #blockprint #carved #workinggirl #forest #begreen #carving #etsyhandmade #justprintmaking #inktober #inktober2018 #linogravure #handcarved #handmade #etsy #seller #instadaily #creative #process #artistsoninstagram #independantwomen #instagood #reliefprint #illustration #craft

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I really hope I can go to the end of my challenge. I am not the kind to give up and I have managed to finish the inktober challenge the past 3 years. You can watch the sketchbook tour of my inktober of 2017 here .

Carving the whale linoblock took me two days.

It’s quite long for my standard, but during these days I was lucky enough to have a wonderful sun during the whole process. I was outside and I collected the whole process in a video :

Thank you for reading and give me strength to finish this challenge !

Don’t forget to participate in my giveaway and see you soon !

Salut !

Shop opening !

Bonjour !

This is so exciting, I am opening my etsy shop today !

Visit my shop now !

Ok ok, I admit the shop has been opened for a while now and I have been selling a few items, already, custom portrait and original art. But I had not really advertised it did I ?

I wanted to do this grand opening to start a series of illustrations, you may remember the Garden people series I did for friends a while ago ? You can see some of these ladies in my gallery, all were gifts that are sent but I wanted to do a few more to do a limited print series.

The theme picked for this series is Lilly to stay with the flower theme, 3 watercolors linked by a love story :

The "Lys" limited print series
The “Lys” limited print series

There is only 15 prints of each, all numbered and signed.

The original artworks are also for sale in the shop, I even made a few video process of the paintings so be sure to check it out :

https://youtu.be/piCiH5GIuwE

I’m really glad to have started this adventure and I’m planning on doing other limited series like this and propose it in my etsy shop.

For now I hope you’ll enjoy this one. I loved drawing these 3.

Princess original art
Princess original art

Oh and I almost forgot !  I am starting linocut and one of my first test is this Lilly print, It’s a fun technique and I quite love it, maybe I’ll do more in the future, but for now I can’t sell those so I am offering my first prints to the first 20 shoppers who buy something in my shop, as well as Lilly stickers as long as I have some.

Thanks for reading this article ! And Thanks for visiting my shop, the link is here.

Salut !

 

 

 

Childbook Cover Process Video

Bonjour !

How are you ?

I have a new video showing my painting process for the illustration of the cover of the book the Hare and the Frogs, be sure to check it out :

As you  may already know, this book is part of a contest by  Titalbum, all the likes, comments, good marks and even adding the book to your favorites help me win so be sure to go on this page and help me win.

You can also take part in my drawing challenge #isafridaydraw on instagram :

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Hiiii ! A new challenge ? Are you ready ? So let's draw frogs ! To celebrate this project I wanted to start a new #isafridaydraw this time I give you a little bit more time and a new theme : frogs. I drew mine thinking of mangos so be creative and create your own ! To participate : ● tag me @isaarne.art on your artwork ● use the hashtag #isafridaydraw ● follow me Like last time I will feature everyone in my stories and in a blog post. Also don't forget to like, read and add to favorite my book on @titalbum ( the link in my description ) it will be great help ! Have fun ! . . . #artchallenge #constest #artcontest #challenge #drawing #draw #drawingchallenge #frog #kidlitart #sketch #sketching #sketches #funtime #isaarne

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Thanks and have a great week !

Salut 😀

New books and back to work !

Bonjour !

Summer is over and it is time to get back into the studio for a new year of productivity. Actually I did work a lot this summer, I traveled a bit for sure but I was also working on this child book :

Book illustrated and written by Isabelle Arné for Titalbum

It is fully made in watercolor and I am quite proud of the result. Although it is written in French I highly invite you to have a look at the full book on Titalbum, it is free to read !

Don’t hesitate to give a good review to give a chance to my book to win the contest ! Yay !

Be sure I will talk more about my process and the illustrations inside the book in future posts. It was a real challenge for me to create this book and I felt how much I improved in watercolor.

 

But there is more ! Yes, I made the covers for 2 books, fully illustrated Soda pop drop and autumn is the time where new books get out in shops, so these 3 are now available to buy on Amazon.

It makes me so happy to see all these come to life, thanks to the authors to have trusted me with their book covers, and Mallory to let me illustrate all her book.

Find them :  Soda Pop DropMidnight Creek TalesSpecular 

On top of that I am very glad to say that the Kickstarter by Tabulit that I talked about in a previous post is funded and my comic will be in it. I’ll happily wait for that ! What a good time 😀

Cover book design fantasy new book

 

Thanks for reading !

I’ll have a bit of reading myself now.

 

A bientôt !

Best

Isabelle