Sunday, January 24, 2016

Osiris, Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries Exhibition

 I went to the "Institut du Monde Arabe" to see the  “Osiris, Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries” exhibition this morning.

And it was a really cool and interesting one. To be able to see the quality of some statues and pieces that were a thousand years old and still in perfect shape after being found underwater...It was impressive!

Last exhibition I went to see about Cleopatra, it was nice but lacking of originality and informations. Here, tons of detailled informations, huge or small pieces and videos to give some rythm to the exhibition.
A really cool way to spend a sunday morning!

Nectanebo II Sphinx

Here is a colossal statue of the God Hapy.
It was made of pink granite and was found underwater.

The awakening of Osiris.
Like her smiling face!

A hippopotamus with lion paws that represent fertility. 
She swallowed the sun to give birth to the stars every evening

I thought it was a sweet and cute description ! :-D

Stela of Horus

Osiris on his funeral bed
Isis transformed into a bird has reanimated her husband, Osiris' sex enough for them to create Horus.

The Holy Bull Apis.
A image of the god Ptah.
The god Serapis was created from the fusion between Osiris and Apis.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Art of Fashion Illustration by Somer Flaherty Tejwani

Learn the techniques and inspirations of today's leading fashion artists *Plus, tear-out fashion silhouettes to create your own stylish designs!

Includes tear out sheets to practice your own fashion illustration.

The Art of Fashion Illustration is the ultimate guide to fashion sketching. Inside, you'll find more than 150 beautiful illustrations from the international community's masters of illustration and rising stars including Adriana Krawcwicz, Sarah Beetson, Pippa McManus, Sarah Hankinson, Nuno Da Costa, Lovisa Burfitt, and Erin Petson. Peek behind the cloth and enjoy interviews with the illustrators, commentary from influencers in the industry and a discussion of illustration techniques. Expert stylist and fashion writer, Somer Flaherty Tejwani, provides your with an inside scoop on over 30 illustrators.

Along with interviews with the illustrators and fashion influencers, you'll find additional fashion illustration techniques - how artists infuse movement and attitude in their drawings, watercolor versus pencil, insider information, fashion silhouettes and more. Create your own illustrations by using convenient tear sheets that are included in the back of the book.

Fashionistas and aspiring designers will love the inspirations found in this book! You'll be creating stylish and contemporary looks in no time!


"Really find your style. It defines you and makes you stand out from the crowd."
Erin Petson
"I couldn't imagine a life without drawing in it."
Nuno Da Costa
"Not everyone will like what you do, and to be honest, it would be a boring world if evryone did!"
Niki Pilkington

For me, fashion design was always about sketching and drawing to let your ideas out before deciding to create a model. Seeing this book, I thought it was perfect way to learn more about the profession and what is behind the stage.

Let me tell you that I was really impressed by the diversity of the art, the quality of the artists and the way the book was made.

I've liked how you are introduced to the creators with a bio, their advices and motivational quotes to beginners, who will be interested in a carreer in the fasion industry.

Of course, they all have their specificities and I was draw to some of them more than others. But I've really enjoyed reading about their works and how they see it.

You can also see the designers using differents medium: watercolor, sketch, collage, digital, even some street art style. Work with colors or black and white. There is not really a difference with another artists. It's just their attention that is focusing on clothes, materials instead of canevas, packaging or a book cover.

It was a very enjoyable read. Interested. Full of great illustrations, advices and a nice way to see fashion..

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The girl on the stool

The girl on the stool

She was ready to walk away
Glass empty, no reason to stay
Desillusioned, a little blue
Tired of life, of what she knew
Alcohol could not make her forget
Only love but she was afraid to bet 
Then, the wind has carried her name
From lips promising sins and flame
Will she succombe to temptation?
Or stay a coward with safe option... 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Narrow street

I've started this watercolor/color pencil drawing during the Holidays but I was, once again, having trouble with perspective.

The doors on my left walls are bending, the walls are moving too. LOL!

But it was a fun view to try. I was cursing a lot since the staircase is not good and I haven't succeed in adding some depth in it.

Anyway, I like it with its flaws and i like the right wall. Let just see that it's a distorted view of a street on Mars... :-D

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hope you have all enjoyed some great celebration and that you are ready to start 2016 full of creative energy!

Since I've spent the most prolific year of my life, in 2015, by being able to challenge myself to try new mediums and to produce more way to express myself through art, I'm happy of my achievement. And just hope to keep the same motivation and to continue to explore.

I have no goal or resolution for 2016 but I have promised myself, I will try pastels. Never tried so it will be the good time to do so. Will continue to work on watercolor and may even try people. :-D

Thanks for following my posts and wish you all to enjoy a wonderful year!