#inktober 2019 was “teubé” *

tl;dr.fr : j’ai retenté le challenge #inktober cette année — je voulais faire un dessin de Yoshi (le dino !) par jour, j’avais même brouillonné des idées jusqu’au quinzième déjà — malheureusement pas le temps de m’y consacrer comme je voulais (streamer en dessinant, faire des trucs plus ambitieux que l’année dernière…) ; alors j’ai fait l’inkteubé de mon pote PKLugar, avec ses thèmes bien débiles comme il faut qui m’ont poussé à dessiner des trucs que j’aurais jamais essayé — j’ai utilisé les stylos Sakura Pigma (le Brush, Micron 8 et Graphic 1, selon l’épaisseur du trait voulue) — malheureusement malgré un petit week-end détente en Belgique qui m’a permis de dessiner, le travail m’a rattrapé et j’ai arrêté au neuvième jour (que je n’ai pas encré finalement) — mes préférés sont le 4, le 6 et le 8 — on fera mieux l’année prochaine !

Les détails plus bas !
La liste émergente de PKLugar

* “teubé” is a french Verlan slang meaning “silly” !

I already told you about the #inktober challenge, if possible, you have to make one drawing for each day of the month, following a list of words from the creator of this event to inspire people and see what each people could imagine from the same simple word. Originally you were supposed to draw only with inking tools, but now it has spread to all support (coloring, digital art, etc) . A great idea that incents you to be more regular in your production, or use styles that you are not known for, or exploring fields that you may not be confortable with.

Along the way, other people made their own lists, with their own rules (the goal of Jake Parker was to open a way to be more creative and productive and getting better, so he is perfectly okay with that despite some sort of “purists” will say ^^). So this year because of the lack of time and energy of the moment, I opted to do the list of my friend PKLugar, who made his own list named “inkteubé” (a pun with inktober and “teubé” meaning “bête” in french Verlan, you can translate as “idiot”… so “inkdioctober” ? lol. I had the idea when the official prompt list was announced to make one Yoshi drawing for each day of october this year, even did sketched ideas until the 15th word. But as I was saying previously, life wuz hard on me fam !

The topics were sometimes challenging (and some leaving the non-french speaker totally clueless, haha), but it was for the better, I draw some things I would normally never try anyway. For each one I used the Sakura Pigma inking pens, either the Brush, Micron 8 or Graphic 1. I made quick drafts with a pencil before inking, being not confident enough to start inking from scratch. I sadly stopped before the tenth day (not even inked the 9th one), too much work and exhaustion once again. My favorites are the #4 (“cute” lol), #6 (with an old JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure vibe… is that a doll for infants Pillar Men ? Happy, urepii… Yoropiku ne !), #8 (I rushed it a bit, but it turned okay and laughable). Enjoy it !

#9 “Un portrait de Renaud” (a portrait of Renaud – french annoying singer)

tl;dr.fr : j’ai fait trois brouillons pour celui-là, mais j’ai arrêté avant de l’encrer — jeu de mot évident entre Renaud et Renault — vive la 4L de ma maman !

I did three draft for this one, but I quit after this one, which stayed in this penciled state. I kinda merged a comic style with the young Renaud (he is now old, drunk and cranky), with a pun on the similarity with the Renault car brand. This is the iconic 4L, a model from the 70’s, that my mom used to drive when I was a kid ^^’

#8 “La pire maison possible” (the worst house possible)

tl;dr.fr : un dessin très amusant à faire — inspiré de trajets inombrables en RER A et ses paysages… ainsi que tout ce qui compose le meilleur de la région parisienne, le béton, les cimetières, les aéroports, la pollution, les nuisances quoi — quelques clins d’oeils seulement compréhensible par mes potes, ou moi-même, haha ! [ 36 15 ROXY ]

This one was very fun to do, I also profited from the ruined state and weird form of the structure to not care about perspective, for real this is the worst place to live, ahah. I was inspired by these points of view you have sometime on the RER A, especially the viaduc of Nogent, which offers a beautiful landscape, and by the Parisian region as a whole, which is basically covered with concrete, roads, cemetaries and circled by airports, and power plants, and noisy smelly places. Also, when you think of it, all the beautiful houses or place you see when travelling on a train, well… they are near a fucking railroad, this is really annoying, trust me. There are little details that are easter eggs for friends, or reference from childhood no one can expect. The resident must enjoy taking a piss on the terrace !

#7 “On fait la paix ?” (do we make peace ?)

tl;dr.fr : mon chien Kubo et ma lapine Plue enfin amis ? — pas qu’ils ne s’aiment pas, mais le doggo est un peu trop énergique — j’aime bien le rendu de Plue, même si j’ai dû traffiquer son oeil avec un découpage, mais le noircissement de Kubo s’est mal passé — bof !

This is Kubo and Plue, my dog and my rabbit, he and she didn’t get well along together. Kubo is way too much energic, and Plue has a character. Well for this drawing they are best pals. I’m satisfied by the look of Plue, even if I had to do a collage to tweak her eye which was looking very agressive, haha. Kubo was not badly shaped, but I messed up the coloring, too much black and not used well. The shadow under his head was also a mistake. Meh !

#6 “Un visage qui vous effraie” (a creepy face)

tl;dr.fr : je déteste les “baigneurs”, ces poupons réaliste qui peuplaient l’enfance des vioques — voilà comment je les vois, voulant aspirer mon âme

I don’t like some big insects, but the realistic plastic dolls, the “baigneurs” are really creapy in my opinion, ahah. I tried to show how they appear to me. Eww…

#5 “Après le cyber punk, le cyber hippie” (after the cyber punk, the cyber hippie)

tl;dr.fr : un dessin ambitieux… une scène pluvieuse, rétro-futuriste de nuit — j’ai essayé des choses, tout ne fonctionne pas mais ça reste fun

An “ambitious” piece. A rainy, retro-futuristic night scene. It shows my lack of knowledge for lightning, but I tried things. Peace.

#4 “La pire fusion de deux animaux” (Worst fusion of two animals)

tl;dr.fr : un chameau + un hibou, à la fois presque normal mais horrible quand même… — il vit dans le désert, de nuit, chassant les serpents

A combination of an owl and a camel, that is my take for the worst fusion possible. I wanted to give it wings, but too complicated and confusing. It lives in the desert, mostly at night, chasing snakes.

#3 “L’ami imaginaire de Michel Cymès” (the imaginary friend of Michel Cymès – french doctor and TV host)

tl;dr.fr : une oeuvre d’art mes chéris ! “Mimiche” ressemble un peu à Ardisson — on vous explique tout le processus créatif après la pub !

The guy is known for his black humor, and has apparently a beef with the actual most polarizing french show host Cyril Hanouna, a.k.a. Baba. Well, now he is always with him, tied to his soul, tied to his everyday life <3

#2 “La femme de Jésus” (Jesus’ wife)

tl;dr.fr : ma copine m’a accusé de nous caricaturer, de la décrire comme un tyran domestique, c’est totalement faux — il est vrai que j’ai souvent des coupures aux mains à cause des cartons au boulot, et que j’aime pas trop faire la vaisselle, donc c’est une bonne excuse pour ne pas la faire — il est vrai que récemment j’en fait moins qu’avant — mais bon, Jésus, le mec, il vient de se faire crucifier au taf, le soir il rentre chez lui, il a des trous dans les mains, il pisse encore le sang… faut pas déconner !

My girlfriend accused me of caricaturing us in this drawing. Well Jesus can’t wash the dishes for fuck sakes, he has bloody hole in his hands. I have cardboard cuts on my hands and can’t touch water neither. This is nonsense.

#1 “Un chien moche” (an ugly dog)

A rushed job !

Some recent sketches (around june ’19)

tl;dr.fr : dessins réalisés pendant mes vacances de juin, ou par là — pas de thème particulier à part Kubo qui fait pipi… — utilisé des vieux crayons et stylos du boulot ^^

I have drawn some random things these past weeks, during my long awaited vacations (and now already a far far memory…) ! No particular theme to be found in these sketches, hence the pissing Kubo (my doggo ^^’), the base idea of my future homepage. I used mostly old pencils or tired pens from work, haha.

[*] …a PENIS ! (What has been seen, cannot be unseen.)

#inktober 2018

tl;dr.fr : j’ai commencé inktober l’année derniere – ressorti Formi un vieux perso imaginé en primaire lol – pas eu le temps de terminer à cause de mon boulot de con – utilisé les Sakura Pigma – clin d’oeil à mon bro d’enfance Képooné avec son perso de la lose Hingus – je ferai mieux l’année prochaine ?

Each october, the inktober challenge is a way for our lazy ass, to draw with a focus point, making an artwork each day of the month. You can follow the proposed theme or not. Last year, with a desire to get back into drawing, I finally decided to try, and so began this series of drawings on post-it, showing Formi, a character I created when I was 10 years old haha, in various situations (in relation to the theme). Sadly, I got carried away by a new position more demanding at my work, also projecting more and more ambitious scenes *sigh*, and after these 5 entries, I left the rest of the series in a state of perpetual draft.

I used some Sakura Pigma pencils, mainly the Micron 8 and 3 and Brush. Maybe a bit thick for a small format like a Post-it. The character in the fifth drawing is a tribute to my bro Kepounet, who created Hingus years ago, a poor guy with “testicles” under his beak, and who’s having all the worst event falling on him, we had such a laugh haha.

Well why not finish this someday, or at least trying my luck this year, if I’m not eaten alive by my job… ^^’

[Drawing Session | random.] Petit stream de dessin pour s’y remettre en attendant du bon matériel ! (17/7/2019)

tl;dr.en : first drawing stream, mostly to setup technical things — featuring my dog Kubo and my bunny Plue a.k.a. Boubou — first finishing the sketch of my future homepage, waiting for my light table and other things mistakenly sent at my mom’s to ink it — then showing recent drawings and stuff — Kubo peed on the floor during this stream… *sigh*

Voilà mon premier stream de dessin, qui a surtout servi à régler des points techniques et montrer des vieux machins dessinés. J’ai avancé le crayonné de la future page d’accueil du site, en attendant la tablette lumineuse que j’ai accidentellement envoyé chez ma mère à 1h30 de transports de chez moi, oups ! (et que le livreur a laissé dans le hall de l’immeuble à la merci du premier voisinconnard venu – bingo le carton a été éventré –, la porte ayant signé à ma place apparemment, haha) Bref, je vais la chercher jeudi (aussi rapatrier un support pour la webcam commandé avec, plus un micro Blue Yeti acheté il y a longtemps ayant quasi jamais servi), et si elle fonctionne après tout ça, on terminera cette illustration la semaine prochaine !

Au cours du stream, vous pourrez voir mon idiot de chien, qui à fait pipi sur le parquet on ne sait pas pourquoi ! Plue ma lapine vient aussi dire bonjour (mais pas de son plein gré, la pauvre). Je me suis bien amusé en tout cas, même si la journée fut très longue (levé tôt pour voir l’excellent Toy Story 4 et puis boulot jusqu’à 22h) ayant de plus peu dormi la nuit précédente, et j’ai hâte de commencer les véritables streams avec du matériel plus correct et un fil conducteur ; niveau connexion, ça à l’air de tenir la route en tout cas et reste lisible, malgré la bande passante pitoyable ^^