Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas everyone!

I was walking in the city mall on Friday and was amazed at the complete Christmas shopping madness. So in these times of mass consumerism I think we should think of the persons who cannot afford a roof over the heads...
Merry Christmas & Joyeux Noel!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Griffith Graduates Screening 2009

Bonjour blogue!

Just thought I'd share some pictures from yesterday's screening! It was a really good one this year and the fresh graduates have definitely raised the bar! Congrats to all of you guys for producing such wonderful work! It gives me great hope for the future of the industry in Australia and in Brisbane in particular!
Amongst my favourites of the night were: 'Knightmouse' (by Josh Huf, Max Cowen and Josh Anguix) 'Defective Detective' (by Andy Copeland, John Grist, Luke Mathers and Francis Stanton) and my pick of the bunch was Samuel Lewis stop-motion jewel: 'Here be Treasure' (exactly the type of short-film that festivals dig!).

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mum's drawing on Painter

My mum has been learning how to use Corel Painter lately, and she's been doing some awesome stuff!! Here is her latest (quite topical) piece.
Keep going mama!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday night life drawing

Had a pirate lady tonight Arrrrrrr!! (Do pirates really make that sound?)

Friday, October 09, 2009

Capoeira flyer design

Hey friends,

Here is the final look for the advertising campaign I worked on for the Capoeira group led by Contra Mestre Eurico in Brisbane and Coolangatta. It took abit of refining but thanks to Eurico's feedback we are pretty happy with the end result. The idea was to show the diversity capoeira as to offer as an art form: Capoeira is a mix of Dance, Music, martial arts, and acrobatics.
The blending off all these aspects and off all the different people from various backgrounds, gender and races who practice capoeira all over the world is also reflected in each illustration and within the look of the title.

Muito Axé câmaras, e muito obrigado!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Marvel Motion comic

Ola Blog!
Been playing abit with After effects lately and thought that this Aniboom contest would be a good exercise. The idea was to create a moving comic from a number of static pages supplied by Marvel.
I'm actually not really into American comics (more of a European connaisseur) but this was quite fun. Too bad there wasn't enough spare time to do abit more on this...


Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday night life drawing

Had an interesting session tonight with a clothed model wearing a 1920's dress and a clown/ballerina costume during the second half.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Birthday Flash e-card

A birthday e-greeting card done entirely in Flash.
It took less than a week to make.
The idea is to have the end text dynamic so that you can type in your loved one's name.
Hope you like and stay tune for more cards!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Capoeira Flyer designs

Been working on some graphic design for our Capoeira group.
Here are some concepts (work in progress):

Monday, September 07, 2009

Monday night life drawing

Had a fun session tonight, a couple of friends showed up and my sister came to sketch too:)
After class this guy came up to me and handed me this drawing! I was so focused on that last pose of the night that I didn't notice he was drawing me! Great drawing and such a nice gesture too!!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Jeanne Ramel-Cals 'Mana'

Hey Bloggers!

I thought I'd finish my journey into the past with my Great Great Great Grandmother (wow! that's alot of great!): Jeanne Ramel-Cals or Jeanne Gibert by her maiden name, she was also known by her nickname 'Mana'.

Mana was a famous Writer/Poet/Journalist and Illustrator, her illustrations which I'm particularly fond of remind me of my favourite artist: Sempé. Having discovered her work only recently I'm very happy to share it with you! Here's her Mana's Bio if you are curious (in French sorry).

Friday, August 28, 2009

Chump vs Champ Intro

A quick little Intro done in After Effects for a friend. He's working on a Kiwi TV pilot concept called 'Chump vs Champ'. for more info visit
A little violent and not my style but this is was my mate was after :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More family art


Still going up the family tree, here are some watercolours from my great-uncle (Francois Beaudouin) and paintings from his mother Josephine (my great grandmother). She is known for her detailed paintings and her unusual choice of format: she painted on marble stones!
Both have achieved a great deal of control in their techniques...