The Universe is Grand

Paris-+-quote
Paris-+-quote
Skyline-+-quote
Skyline-+-quote

Do you remember the Carl Sagan's quote i posted here a week ago? Well, I started to have the feeling that there was something missing to it. So i tried a couple things out to add a bit of atmosphere to it and make it less like an 'out of the blue' piece. I wanted to emphasize the quote with some illustration, but not make something dramatic. Here is what i came up with:

I am quite happy with the first one, but i am curious about what you think!

Autumn Leaves

Autumn-Leaves-rough
Autumn-Leaves-rough
Autumn-Leaves-final
Autumn-Leaves-final

Autumn has started for a month now, but the typical colors and plants of this season have inspired me to make this illustration/pattern made of leaves. You can see the transformation from the scanned rough sketch to the final piece. In a future post, i will detail the steps i take to arrive to the final illustration.

Black & White pattern

white-on-black-pattern
white-on-black-pattern

Today i would like to share something i discovered recently, and something i will definitely keep on experimenting with: black (or colored) paper and white ink! It allows a very clean look, and those who know me know my love for black and white patterns! I would love to see it on a textile, for a cushion for example, or as a wrapping paper.

This is the try-out with colored inks. The look is totally different, even if it is a similar pattern. I personally like them both, but maybe the colored one would look nicer smaller.

leaves
leaves