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 …

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 …

happy new year isabelle arne

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 …