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Friday, April 22, 2011


This motorbird will be included (as a sort of homage or take-off artwork) to a friend's special limited oversize release (A3) of his graphic novel "RIA - Seed of Hope" . The design of the motorbird is based on the novel's cat-ish main character.

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  1. Super... original. Nice work

  2. sir,
    i draw cartoons, with a 4B pencil i draw the gesture first, but i have found many master artists (including you) do the PENCILING with a BLUE pencil. Could You tell me the reason plz?

  3. ARI :) Cheers!

    Leo, it's exactly like an analog layer system. I start with the blue pencil and then finish the line work with a regular one. Well, other artists use green or red pencils - it's totally up to your own colour taste :) I prefer blue.

    Cheers Mimi! :)

    Andrei! Thank you so much! How's going?

  4. Hahaha, I think he may be slightly out of shape to handle that thing. And thanks for sharing that comic book, I'll look for it next time I go to the store !

  5. Sylvain, right, he indeed is slightly overweight :) Cheers for stopping by!