Today is Swiss national day, we'll grill some sausages somewhere in the mountain and we bought loads of fire works for tonight, kids stay up till late to see the village bonfire and big fireworks, it's a very exciting day for us!
It's been nearly 3 years I wanted to change my illustration style. For that I need time, creative energy and chocolate... Latter I have plenty, the first two I am starting to have a bit since a few month.
I've tried few other style which was a complete flop. But I have a feeling this style can go somewhere.
I was looking for some inspirations and I've been digging out some old books of Klimt which I used to love, I love the way he makes all the women look very beautiful with rosy cheeks, that's where I want to go, I think.
Anyways, I'll post here soon once I get somewhere!
I grew up next to a cherry blossom park. The bloom is such a short moment, but when they bloom all at the same time gosh I've never found anything else more beautiful.
It has been 15 years that I haven't been back in Japan in April, I wanted to let my children see what I've always told them about so many times.
It was so very beautiful I must say, but I completely forgot that there are so many blooming people visiting to see the cherry blossoms! It's funny how we tend to glorify the things we loved. Anyways our children loved it, loved Japan, we had such a great fun, my parents took us to visit many places, and over all we ate so much good stuff.
On the way back to Switzerland after 3 weeks, I asked my son to describe Japan in one word, his reply without any hesitation: "Paradise!"
on 3rd March Japanese celebrate the well being of young girls. (For me it is yet another good occasion to bake and scoff ourselves with a good fatty creamy cake! ). It is also to celebrate the end of winter season with plum flowers, but where we live, it was way too early for spring, outside was all very white covered with snow!
This is a corner of a shadow box I did for my son who turned 9. I've tried to illustrate all the things he likes, or things he would love to have a lot more often! (chupa chups and coke for example!).
The last 9 years have been very long but at the same time it went so blooming fast! I imagine that many parent would understand what I mean by that. Anyways it has been the best 9 years in my life and it can only get better! right?
I have done 5 illustrations including the cover for Mckinsey quarterly.
This is a hard core business management magazine, I'm very pleased to work for them for the 4th time.
Articles are very technical and complicated for a daft monkey like me to understand, but their team is always so very helpful to get me through!
I find this commission very interesting as I am usually asked to represent 3-8 informations in 1 illustration which can be challenging but I think this is what illustration is all about as it is indicated in the dictionary:
illustration /ˌɪləˈstreɪʃən/ noun 1. pictorial matter used to explain a text