how to train your inking skills

How to train your inking skills and get ready for Inktober ?

Bonjour ! Let’s see how we can train our inking skills to be ready for inktober 2019 ! What ? Doing homework before Inktober ? What is that ! You probably reading this. You will see, I just want to help you start Inktober in the best condition possible. And Getting in the best condition is knowing your tools before Inktober starts. So I invite you to do a few simple exercises to train your hand before Inktober. This way …

what tools for inktober

What tools to use for inktober ?

Bonjour ! I have already decided what tools to use for Inktober ! There is often a big discussion on the internet when comes the time of Inktober, can I ink digitally ? Do I have to only use inks ? Can I use this or this tool ? The answer is yes ! Of course you can ! For me the purpose of this challenge is to improve yourself. Yes at first it was about learning how to ink. …

I am doing inktober

I’m doing Inktober this year !

Bonjour ! Yes this year again I am doing the Inktober challenge! Like every year my fingers tickle at the idea of doing this awesome drawing challenge. I like a good push like this. It is always a good way to prove to yourself that yes, you can do it. And also to create a body of work that will be the memory of that period in your life. I dearly value my art memories because they remind me of …

Finding inspiration in books for illustration

Getting inspiration for drawing

Bonjour ! I almost never lacking inspiration, it’s not a big magic secret, I just always have subjects to illustrate. Je ne manque quasiment jamais d’inspiration, il n’y a rien de magique là dedans, j’ai juste toujours des sujets à illustrer.  It can be client work, with a clear brief everything comes easily to mind. But I also have more personal subjects like my comics, or short stories projects or even my series of illustrations on people and gardens and …

How to make your watercolor at home ?

Today I will show you how to make watercolor, everything home made ! I’ve started doing it not so long ago so don’t take my word for granted but you can still try it out for yourself. I’ve made the step and you can find some of my own watercolors at the end of the article. Because yes, making home made watercolor is fun ! I’ve made so far 5 different colors, two browns, a peach, a blue and a …

Welcome !

Bonjour ! And welcome to my blog and website, I’ve had some recent difficulties with my website that has forced me to start it again ! But I am here now and for good. I’ve prepared a little FAQ to present myself : Voici une petite séries de questions pour me présenter : So who am I ? I’m Isabelle Arné and I’m a French freelance illustrator, I was born in 1990, I love to draw with watercolors, gouaches and …