Soda Pop Drop out on Amazon !

Bonjour dear readers !

I am forever sorry I absolutely forgot to tell you the book I illustrated for Mallory Howell is out and available on Amazon : follow the link here to find it.

This children book has in fact been out for a few month now, and I think I already talked about it in a previous post about the books that I illustrated before the summer of 2018.

But I thought the book would deserve it’s own post. I got my own paper back copy and I wanted to share with you a few picture of the inside ( without any spoil for those who would like to get it !)

Soda pop drop was my first full watercolor book. I am quite happy about this achievement. And I am quite happy of the overall mood of this childbook. I think it is quite fitting to the story.

I am quite happy of the feedback the book got on amazon, it’s very good, a real source of joy for me !

The story of this children book is quite soft and endearing an I really loved working on it.

I will have other books to talk to you about, I plan on doing other posts about my books and printed stuffs from last year so if you like, I have comics and other illustrated children books to share ! Yay

Thanks for reading me and see you soon !

Happy reading !

Best

Isabelle

Happy Valentine’s day !

Hello !

What a beautiful day for all the loved ones, and the singles too ?!

For this event I had fun with a tiny kitty themed love illustration. So I took my tablet, my paper and my brushes and started sketching.

I wanted a simple illustration and also cute cats that would just reflect this feeling of coziness. I think both cats look just cosy and soft as I expected.

Check out the process for this watercolor illustration on my youtube channel :

For the past years I have been slowly trying to improve my hand lettering. I try to use pen and inks, but also as you might have seen on my childbook, whenever I can I try to do the titles by hand on the computer. I know it wasn’t always the best, but just like watercolor last year I feel like I’ve made quite a bit of progress.

My hand lettering looks quite nice in the video doesn’t it ?

I made this card as a product on my Etsy shop. I actually made two products. The second being a digital file you can download and color. I have been quite into coloring books lately an I’ve been thinking of doing some lines to color.

Anyway it was great fun doing this small watercolor illustration.

I hope you’ll enjoy it !

Have the most wonderful and cosy day !

Best

Isabelle

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 !