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Vieux Nice (opus 2)

10 Jun
I complemented Vieux Nice (opus 1) with a particular scene I had in mind.

 

Pencil sketch on a thick watercolor pad, having delimited the same size as the opus 1 painting:
I mixed orange and crimson for the façade that I applied with a large synthetic brush, and wiped paint with less than more success where the lamp and some clothes needed to be white. I applied some yellow around the window:

For the window blinds I used a mix of turquoise and ultramarine:

While the light blue was drying, I worked with burnt sienna and black on the lamp, and then proceeded to paint details on the blinds with ultramarine:

I used burnt sienna for the shadows, included that of the clothesline, and black for the clothes in the back and shadow of the window blinds. I added an extra layer of blue for shadows and contrast on the blinds and let that dry:

With more black I finished the shadows between the blinds, corrected the shape of the lamp and added details around it. Then I grabbed a white Posca pen and traced the clotheslines, added white to the top of the lamp, and marked the window sill. I then used white watercolor to paint the white clothes:

Having painted white the glass of the lamp, the painting was finished. Here is it, in a 40×30 cm frame, ready to be given to the friend who received opus 1:

Reproduction of Moebius’ ‘Le garage hermétique de Jerry Cornelius’

7 Jun
I discovered Moebius rather recently. Stéphane raved about him, Virginie was a fan. So when she suggested we all meet in Toulon at the occasion of an exhibit of Moebius’ work, it was a done deal. I was fascinated. All these intricate and thin lines giving life to surrealistic worlds, people and creatures!

 

From one book, I asked Stéphane to choose a few images he liked and this page was my favourite. ‘Le garage hermétique de Jerry Cornelius’:
I sketched a rather precise version in pencil on an A4 white sheet:
Using a Pentel Brushpen, I started inking the straight lines (and later the flying figure as well as the black area around the title at the top):
The rest of the outline I did with a 0.05 mm Uni-ball pin pen:
Tada! Gift ready and framed. The resulting drawing was 16×21 cm:
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