Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Asssucaaaar!





I went to work to La Habana some years ago and the experience was ... complicated. Yet, I enjoyed the trip, met amazing people and had a wonderful time as a whole. I had some spare moments to draw, too :)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Brienne of Tarth

I fear I did not draw her as ugly as she is supposed to be, but hey, I like the poor thing!

Friday, July 25, 2008

A chunk of land in ... Singapore

This is Pulau Ubin, a tiny island off the Singapore coast that can be accessed via ferry. Nice, cozy place, with a load of lazy lizards and good coconut milk. Beaches are just okay, though :)




Thursday, July 24, 2008

Renly Baratheon

On with the Song (my casting call before the series were even planned, duh)


Monday, July 21, 2008

Just for a change, the Warrior Princess!

We keep on with swordfighting and such, but at least it is not from "A song of Fire and Ice" :D


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Theon Greyjoy

On with a Song of Fire and Ice (male) heir to the house of Greyjoy and a guy I disliked from the very first book. My casting call way before the TV show


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

I'd rather have two: Winterfell and Riverun

Wintefell, as I promised, and Riverun, just because I am at THAT point in book 3 :)





These are 5 minutes sketches, but somehow I think I get these fast things better than the rest.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

And on with pencil quick sketches: Harrenhal

This is a snap at old, haunted castle of Harrenhal, from Song of Fire and Ice. I finished yesterday A clash of Kings and I've just started A storm of Swords. Next sketch will be Winterfell from before ... what happens in book two (no spoilers here :P)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Asha Greyjoy and my dabblings with colors

I don't know exactly why, but colors and I do not get along :( This is a second try to draw Asha Greyjoy, from A song of Fire and Ice, in digital colors. In my first one, I used just plain tones and got no volumes. I've tried to improve that in this one, but still, I'm not totally in with the effect ..Luckily, I still got the hang on quick sketching :)


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Insisting on NY

These are a couple of sketches that I did in watercolors after my visit to NYC. I'm not particularly fond of these, but I thought I might share them anyway, now that we are in NYC post day.




Plus this one I copied from the Vertical New York photo book, a cool one if I may tell :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

The city that never sleeps

Some sketches from my NY travel book:

The Metropolitan! Cool place to spend a day ... or more :)




Gughenheim, all included in the City Pass. I fancy myself better Natural Science Museum, but, hey, it is a must





And, of course, Brooklyn Bridge ... on July 4th. Superb fireworks, but long, long waiting and bad mannered neighbours that kept pushing all the time :(



Sunday, July 13, 2008

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Here is the first page of a Harry Potter comic I did back when films had not been released, so I pretty much designed every character. This corresponds to my fav book, the third, specifically to Harry's first visit to Honeydukes using the Marauders map. posted earlier a couple of colored pages, though I made a lot more later that did not make it further than pencil (a good idea, since I'm not that good at computer coloring :P). Might post them here, though :) Here are the pencil versions of those pages plus a new one.


Yoruichi Neko-chan

A shot at the cat-version of Yoruichi, which, indeed, looks exactly like my mom's black cat, named after her :)


Friday, July 11, 2008

Asha Greyjoy

On with a Song of Ice and Fire and I've got a new favorite character: Asha Greyjoy. Sure, she's only been there for a chapter at the point I've reached so far, but I strongly dislike her brother, so having her mocking him so much just made my day :D Ironborn, he knew at a glance; lean and long-legged, with black hair cut short, wind-chafed skin, strong sure hands, a dirk at her belt "And here's my sweet suckling babe"


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Green, green Iceland

Three spots for the adventurer and also for freaky fandom :) This is the place where the High Council used to meet and where continents divide




The black waterfall, one of the most impressive ones in Iceland. It looks like the place where witches lived in the (unremarkable) Stardust movie! :) 

  And this is Snaefell mountail, where the SnaefellJokull is. Most of you might remember it as the entrance to the centre of earth in Verne's famous book. 



Well, actually THIS is the entrance to the Center of Earth, but it was too cold there to draw, plus the visibility and the weird snowbiking fluffy attire ...
  

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Welcome to ... the Wall

This is a quick sketch of the Wall (of ice) from Song of Fire and Ice, where the Night Watch stands for the return of the Others. I made no lines nor anything, just used a dry brush from Photoshop to do this one.


Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Song of Fire an Ice All Lannister Festival today!

I started with a quick sketch of my fav one, the Imp and moved to his beloved siblings, Cersei and Jaime.  At this point, I started to think about who these characters reminded me to, so I did a little casting call and got to this

And, naturally (not really if you have not read a Game of Thrones, but I'm not writing spoilers yet), I wondered what Joff would look like

Does someone look familiar to you in the last two sketches? :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Crichton and Aeryn Sun

These are a couple of quite old watercolors of two of the main characters of Farscape, a scifi series that was not as popular as I would have expected. It had a bit of everything, including Henson's characters, but people did not seem to dig in. Nevertheless, it had enough support for 4 seasons and a closure film (the Peacekeeper Wars) Do I wish that it had been the case with Firefly!



Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Adventures in the Outback



These are on-the go strips of my trip with a group of friends to Australia. Believe it or not, these things actually happened to us. Today, out in the Outback (and Alice Springs) :)