MAgikitty zine cat witch

Creating a little zine : Magikitty a cat witch story

Hello! How are you? I have much to catch up with you all. But first let’s talk zine creation : Magikitty a cat witch story. Last October was Inktober again. Inktober is a challenge that last during all the month of October and that pushes artist all over the world to draw in ink every day for a month. I truely love this challenge. So this year of course, I took part again and created Magikitty, a cat witch story. …

january patreon illustrated postcard

January’s patreon illustrated postcard

Starting this January I have decided to make special rewards for my Patreon. I’ll be painting and designing postcards every month. Following my Magikitty storyline, the postcard will be sent to the recipient with a little note from one of the character of the story : Fluffy. This first postcard to be sent to my Patrons is from the Namla forest. A very dark and scary forest that hides shadows. Why Patreon? I am wishing to develop truely my own …

Minimalist watercolor set for hiking and travels

Minimalist watercolor set for hiking and travels

Bonjour! I hope you are well, summer has just ended but I have still been releasing some youtube videos that I recorded during my holidays in the mountains. I really like to share my experience through videos as well. You know it, that’s why this blog exists in the first place. During the summer, I did numerous hikes and most times I tried to take my sketchbook and a little bit of paint to try to show on paper what …

Shop update : watercolor stickers

Bonjour ! How are you ? I am super proud to show you these very new stickers that I added to my Etsy shop : Girl’s stickers. And not just girly stickers, the idea behind those stickers is to show the wild nature and passion through feminine figures. Nature as you might know a very dear subject of mine. I always love to depict it at it best may it be through illustration or through outdoor paintings. I tried with …

Plein air painting : Mountain barns

A few days ago I went on a mini-hike with Mefisheye. Since we started our work-holiday we take more time for ourselves and especially to go out sketching in plein air. During this hike we came across a lot of barns, it is very traditional designs of this part of the Pyrénées and these two looked absolutely beautiful with the light we had that day. So we decided to go for some plein air painting of these mountain barns! My …

how to price your art as an illustrator

How to quote your work as an illustrator ?

Bonjour! And welcome to this new blog post on how to quote your work as an illustrator, and especially how I quote. I hope my experience will help you in finding the right price or, if you would like to commission an illustrator, know how pricing work. Pricing an illustration and putting a price on you art is always very difficult, mostly because us artists may put our esteem lower than what we think we are worth. What is my …

Outdoor sketching in Neouvielle National Park

Bonjour! Summer has arrived and even if the pandemic is still around the corner, we can start moving again here in France. Mefisheye and I decided to relocate our workplace in the Montains, more precisely in the Pyrénées, a mountain chain at the south of France. It is the perfect starting point to do hikes and do outdoor sketching in places like Neouvielle National park. What tools do I take when I go outdoor sketching? I usually like to pack …

how to commission an illustrator for your children book?

Childbook 101 : How to commission an illustrator for your children book?

Bonjour! You have your children book script ready and you need to commission an illustrator for your children book?  You probably know your children book like the back of your and but the illustrator, just like me, will needs to get to know it too! Both to do a quote and to see if the project subject is of their liking. Get your email ready with the following: What information to send to an illustrator to commission them? 1/ A …

quarantine: a breath of fresh air

Quarantine : a breath of fresh air

Bonjour! I’ve been missing a few weeks in this blog, for a few reasons. The first one being that I have been overly drowned under work. The second one is that I have been a little overwhelmed by this corona situation and the quarantine here in France. It’s time to take a breath of fresh air. The quarantine is here to last and I saw that it was hard to keep to the house more than 7 days in a …

ronnie the helicopter a self published children book by isabelle Arne and Dave Hoppman

Ronnie the helicopter : a self published children book.

Bonjour! How are you? Have you had time for a bit of reading lately? If not let me introduce to you another children book illustration I realized recently : Ronnie the helicopter. Ronnie is the character of David Hoppmann who so wished to share his love and his knowledge of helicopters with the young and curious. I was very happy to have to create this cute little helicopter. Ronnie is full of life. In this story we learn a bit …