Monday, 1 February 2016

Plodding on

For the time being I am updating my Patreon page once a week with little "backstage" views about the making of a book. All the little things that you don't get to see otherwise. These posts are only for patrons, but until I get some (patrons that is) I am keeping the perks very low.

And once a month I will post a summary of these here. I'll try to post about other works too but I can't make any promises. I am also posting little sketches and WIP's to my Instagram page.
My Facebook page has gone AWOL again, I can see it but not post there and of course no one at FB is actually responding to requests.

I had already decided to try and blog a bit more regularly anyway so this is the best incentive.

Here is an example of what you can see on my Patreon:
I have been making maquettes of some of my characters so I can be more consistent and also figure out various lighting and composition possibilities.

A crude cardboard model to work out mechanics, and in the back a clay model for volumes.

A couple of stylised lion heads

And a quick drawing of two characters, the Lion (the first of the immortals) and his father the Lord of Light in one of his incarnations.

Monday, 4 January 2016

A gathering of Beasties

I just finished a relatively big drawing (50 x 70 cm) I think I found what I was trying to find for the past two years. The style I wanted for my storybook.

I filmed part of this process, but I forgot that my camera stops filming after 30 minutes, so I only have a couple of clips. But I didn't film it all, it would be a bit boring to watch some 15 hours of scribblings, even speeded up.

I am showing more of the process I'm following for my book, on my Patreon page, all the little things that one doesn't necessarily see and that are part of a long process. I hope that I'll get to a point where the book is nearly ready for a first version, in about a year. I have three other projects that need following up so this will be long winded.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Happy Solstice !

A new turn of the wheel and new projects, or rather old projects that will continue in my case.
I hope that there will be snow at some point or we'll have had were a few days of nice snow. I need to see the white for a while so I can enjoy the new green when it comes it feels wrong otherwise. But there usually is some in January and February, it will just be a warm December.

On Facebook, Terri Windling posted her answers to a meme created by Grace Nuth, and asked if other would answer too, so here is mine:

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Long time no post

Sorry about the long silence. But things have been rather busy lately : my Kickstarter campaign took a lot of my online time and it was worth it as it ended up being successful! Then I had to print the items and send them off, just in time to leave for two weeks of a real holiday, my first in two years!

Then I organised some classes and thought about this some more. I've updated my Patreon page to match my current projects. You can find out more there but in short I'll be sharing the work I do for my new book, it will be a long process of creating the characters and writing the story. I will need some support to manage this, moral support will be more than enough, but if you can spare a few dollars for my Patreon page this will also help.

In conjunction I want to do regular Periscope sessions, some in English and some in French. I'll mostly just be drawing live, and if anyone has a question I can answer it directly. It can be about my work, about technique or about advice for yourself if you are a beginner.

I hope to see you there and don't worry, I'll also share my process and drawings here as usual, you'll just see it first on Patreon and maybe some extra bits too.

As the gift season approaches I shall also remind you about my spreadshirt shop :

And there is just enough time to order a print or postcards, or even the notecards that will make nice gift tags. Email me for info and ordering:

And of course all the originals are also for sale (see more on my deviantArt gallery)

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Twelve days to go

And twelve backers which is funny. You guys are fabulous, hanks a lot!

Half of the goal is now reached on my Kickstarter campaign and there are twelve days to reach the other half, or better to go beyond and allow for more stuff to get printed.

I've noticed that a lot of people don't really know who Kickstarter works and hesitate to participate.

So I will be online for a chat, next Saturday (3rd October). From 2 pm to 5 pm (GMT +1) On Google+ (hangout) and Facebook (chat) come by if you can and want to chat.
You can also email me any time if you have questions : dr4gonlady {at}

I have added a new original to it, a slightly more affordable one :

Sunday, 13 September 2015

It's live!

My kickstarter campaign will be running until the 9th of October.
The idea is to print posters in a limited edition (25 of each beastie), a booklet of notecards that can be hand coloured, and some postcards. You can also buy originals

Come and take a look !

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Almost time for a kickstarter!

It should be up next week if all goes well. The main problem is to come up with a video as I am really only beginning with such things. I'll keep it simple.

I am very happy with the print quality, they come out very close to the originals as you can see here:

There will be lots of fun items, so make sure you're following one of my social media outlets :)