get commissioned by clients

How to get commissioned by clients? Childbook 101

Bonjour ! Now you have a portfolio full of very nice illustrations that you love and that you are confident showing. Now Get commissioned by clients and get your art noticed. There is various ways to get commissioned by clients and even more exist that I don’t talk about here. Here I just want to talk about what I know and my experience. I admit I am not the best at talking about myself as many other artists. But as …

Happy birthday to me! Get a 30% off my shop

Bonjour! What a beautiful day, I’m turning 30 and I feel quite good about this year, as I talked in other posts I have a lot of plans for this year and I really feel like my illustration career is growing smoothly, and I’m really starting to feel like I’m in the right direction with my art. I want to celebrate this beautiful year that passed and that is to come by offering a 30% discount to my etsy shop! …

Build a children book portfolio

Build a children book portfolio. Child book 101.

Bonjour ! We are soon going to talk about the vast and mysterious subject of finding clients as a children book illustrator. Before even searching for client you have to show them who you are. What you can do ? What is your artistic personality ? I explain here how to build a children book portfolio and what to have to attract possible clients. Show how you illustrate stories. When you are an illustrator, the style is what is going …

Sleep tiny dreamer self published children book

Sleep Tiny Dreamer, A self published children book

Bonjour This week in the blog I want to present you Shanita Allen‘s first self published book : Sleep tiny dreamer. Shanita commissioned me to illustrate her story at the end of 2018. We collaborated on the creation of the book. I took care of illustrating her story and putting the book in shape so it could be published on Amazon on demand printing service : KDP. Amazon is the most used self publishing platform. I will not talk about …

Let’s work together on a children book

Bonjour! We are today going to talk about a new projet I have started. Do you remember on my article about my goals for 2020? I wanted to talk more about my work as a freelance illustrator. Turns out I am currently working on a client project. I think it is perfect to share with you my experience. It is a children book that will be done in watercolors. I am happy to say my author on this project agreed …

Creating a panel of comic : Radiant

Bonjour! As you may or may not know my comic Radiant has been out for a few weeks already. If you ever missed it you can read it in english on Webtoon and Tapastic Et pour vous Français ici même. On the side of the publication I also wanted to show you how the creation of the comic was going. I have quite and advance on the pages that are being published, and these days I am working on coloring …

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Happy 2020! Goals for the year.

Bonjour et bonne année! Like we say in France! I hope your year will be joyous and plentiful. I have of course set a lot of goals to myself, but nothing too drastic, rather and goals like “no more sweets” I’m going to try to be gentle to myself and honestly I’d rather set myself artistic goals. It is the only goals I know I will truely follow. Some of these goals for 2020 won’t surprise you. I plan on …

Starting out on doing conventions

Starting out on doing conventions

Bonjour ! How are you? I’ve been wanting to do conventions or a while now and I am starting out on doing conventions now. And I was able to have a table in a small convention the weekend before. In this article I want to talk a bit about my experience and how it went. Setting up a table for a convention. If you have read my previous article, you know that I have spend a good amount of time …

Getting ready for a first convention

Getting ready for a first convention

Bonjour ! I hope you are good this is the last days of November and I’m really itching to decorate the tree. But before that I have a big event next week and I must get ready for my first convention in almost 10 years! The venue is a medium small convention in a small town an our away from where I live and I will be sharing the booth with Mefisheye. The convention will be over the weekend and …

creating enamel pins

Creating Enamel pins: Kickstarter success!

Bonjour! Did you know? The Kickstarter to create my enamel pins was a real success! I was funded and the pins are now coming to life. I want now to take you with me into the creation process of an hard enamel pin. Getting your idea for the pin. This is I guess the first step to think about, what to make as a pin? For my case I can’t really remember how the cat mask idea came about. I …