“Cap o’Rushes” for Storytime Magazine

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Earlier this year I had the pleasure to illustrate a fairytale for Storytime Magazine.

A huge emotion and personal + professional goal for more than a reason: I’ve always wanted to work for Storytime, and they trusted me to illustrate an incredible story.
Cap o’Rushes tell a Cinderella like story but with a clever twist wich is awesome. Our heroine faces her adventure with kindness and perseverance, she is kind yet strong, a great model to refer to.

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I fell for her immediately and started thinking how to draw her like a true princess without forgetting her cleverness, plus she was to be desguised under a cape made of shrubberies, which was artistically intriguing.
As I always do, everything started on my sketchbook, with some quick character sketch and ideas, plus a colour test to decide mood and palette.

Storytime is a wondeful magazine, it’s quality is superb (see flip-through video below), contents and design are amazing just like people working for it.

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Thank you Storytime for trusting me, looking forward our next adventure!

International Firefighters day 2019

Saturday May 4th is the international Firefighters day!

We are all very grateful to this incredibly brave and generous men which guard and protect our lives everywhere, the fascination they exert on children around the world is more than earned!

I had the pleasure to work on a card game featuring 7 different French Firefighters patrols: it’s called the 7 Families Game where you have to reunite each family (Gran parents, Parents and Kids) who gather the most of them wins.

Check Les Pompiers – Jeux de 7 Familles here!

Literary Classics Seal of Approval

A small post to celebrate “What if Dinosaurs Were Pink?” winning the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

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Just around Christmas, author Jarrett Whitlow shared with me the news about his book “What if Dinosaurs Were Pink” (illustrated by me) winning the Gold Seal of approval from Literary Classics. READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

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Such a Christmas gift!
Recognition to one’s job is always a big balm to the soul: it sparkles joy, confidence and ignite you with wanting to do better and better.

 Much of the information we presume to know about dinosaurs can be chalked up to theoretical speculation.  Of course, there are many factors about which we can be fairly certain; but there are so many other considerations which we may likely never know definitively.  For instance… what if dinosaurs were pink?

Author Jarrett Whitlow’s What if Dinosaurs Were Pink? addresses this question along with a plethora of other absurdly preposterous ponderings.  Written in rhyme and overflowing with witty conjecture, this children’s picture book is sure to incite lots of giggles and belly-laughs.  Replete with page after page of whimsical illustrations by Daniela Dogliani, this book is sure to be a big hit with children and their adult counterparts.  Recommended for home and school libraries, What if Dinosaurs Were Pink? has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

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I can’t tell how happy I am for this award and the many amazing reviews the book is getting and wanted to share a little joy!

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To know more, please visit author Jarrett Whitlow and buy at Warren Publishing.

Let it Snow!

I’ve been waiting for snow all winter, waiting to build a snowman with my kids (they’d test my skills into reproducing Olaf, of course), waiting for a suggestive Christmas tucked under a thick layer of snow, like when I was a child.

My wait has been rewarded today! The arctic storm that took over Europe gifted your very illustrator with snow.

So here is a selection of snowy, wintery illustrations and a truly happy doodler!

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Little Women by Louise May Alcott

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yours truly illustrator strolling under the snow

Fan-art fan-love

I love to dwell into my favourite things (books, movies, series, comics…), like everyone, but being an over-imaginative big girl I tend to wander a little too much.
Frequently reading a book or watching a serie I get stuck into that world, crave for more, re-read and re-watch.

Recently I discovered the pleasure to do fan-art as a way to keep dwelling in those worlds and to try and give my interpretation of characters and stories behind them.
Also fan-art is helpful to test skills and tools as you can work on a ready-made brief and have loads of references.

Maybe you have those watercolour brushes you wanted to try, or draw for a more mature target for a change, or just exercise without the pressure to get an actual job. Which is refreshing, distracting and more often will surprise you by enabling paths and abilities you long forgot or didn’t know were even there.
Some will remain just exercises, other might end up like strong portfolio pieces.

Here are a few of my tries.

Please share your thoughts and suggest new inspirations.

 

Happy 2017!

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It’s the most wonderful time when a new year starts and so does yet another adventure!

I hope you all enjoyed the Holidays, had time of cheers, joy and cuddles.

To a booming 2017!