Thursday, May 30, 2019

Pencil sketches

One day my daughter told me she wanted a dog. I'm more of a cat person, but as an animal lover, I decided quickly to buy a dog. We always liked funny looking animals and so we chose a Frenchie.

The strange part is his name. What are the chances that an animator family dog name is Obelix? The percentage is very low. When we received his vaccination pass from his breeder we observed his name was Obelix von Taj Mahal.

We decided to keep this name and Obelix became a member of our family.







Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Cats all around

Excited to try my new da Vinci ARTISSIMO 6 Series 428 and da Vinci Casaneo 12 watercolor brushes. Good quality, is a pleasure to work with them.

Suport : Hahnemühle Britania, matt, 300g, 17x24 cm
Colors: Winsor & Newton, Professional Water Colour

           HORADAM® AQUARELL Schmincke

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Watercolor sky

Suport : Hahnemühle Britania, matt, 300g, 17x24 cm
Colors: Winsor & Newton, Professional Water Colour

           HORADAM® AQUARELL Schmincke




Thursday, March 21, 2019

Riding a bronze horse

On one of the main streets of the city, there is a small bronze statue that depicts a horse. This statue is the most beloved statue in the city, all children who pass by the horse stop and ride it. Here she is, one of the riders.



Sunday, March 17, 2019

Commissioned caricature

"Elementary, my dear Watson. Education never ends. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last."


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Memories

In the autumn of 1994, when I was part of the restoration team at the Greek Catholic Church in Blaj, me and my boyfriend made a trip in the nearby forest. As we walked, he kicked a mound of leaves and branches. When we leaned over to see what it was, we found the nest of a hibernating baby European hamster. It was not bigger than the bridge of my hand, cowered in a nest of puff, straw, twigs and leaves, asleep, its chest moving slowly and rhythmically. We put it back in place and covered it with the leaves we had mistakenly scattered. This memory from my studentship comes back so often and I see that small and sweet creature cuddled in its nest continuing its normal cycle of life undisturbed by our curiosity.









Sunday, November 25, 2018

Children book illustration

Suport : Hahnemühle Britania, matt, 300g, 17x24 cm
Colors: Winsor & Newton, Professional Water Colour 

           HORADAM® AQUARELL Schmincke

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The sad clown

This is a portrait of my daughter wearing a clown hat and nose. She got them as a present from her grandparents. She was happy though she doesn't look. She just like to make faces, just the perfect model for an artist.

Suport : Hahnemühle Britania, matt, 300g, 17x24 cm
Colors: Winsor & Newton, Professional Water Colour 

           HORADAM® AQUARELL Schmincke




Underwater

Having fun with Copic Markers.

  Suport:  Winsor&Newton, Smooth Surface Cartridge Pad, 220g, 21x14,8 cm
  COPIC Multiliner SP 0.05
  COPIC sketch, ciao and classic markers





Sunday, October 14, 2018

Inktober 2018

This year I decided to join the #inktober challenge to see if my imagination and creativity are strong enough to carry on until the end. After almost 25 years of working in animation with short deadlines, finding fast solutions, bad payments, no weekends and short holidays, no recognition and nice words for what you do, no opportunities to step up, I found out there is happiness in working for your own project and not on fast forward mode. It was fun.

Suport:  Winsor&Newton, Smooth Surface Cartridge Pad, 220g, 21x14,8 cm
Ink Tools:   FABER CASTELL TK-FINE 9719, mechanical pen 1.0, 2B
                COPIC Multiliner SP 0.05, 0.25, BS
                STAEDTLER pigment liner 0.05, 0,3
                COPIC sketch, ciao and classic markers
                FABER-CASTELL PITT artist pen
                Pentel Color Brush



 Day 01 - Poisonous


 Day 02 - Tranquil


 Day 03 - Roasted


 Day 04 - Spell


 Day 05 - Chicken


Day 06 - Drooling


 Day 07 - Exhausted


 Day 08 - Star


 Day 09 - Precious

 Day 10 - Flowing


 Day 11 - Cruel


 Day 12 - Whale


 Day 13 - Guarded


 Day 14 - Clock


 Day 15 - Weak


 Day 16 - Angular


 Day 17 - Swollen


Day 18 - Bottle


Day 19 - Scorched 


Day 20 - Breakable


Day 21 - Drain


Day 22 - Expensive


Day 23 - Muddy


Day 24 - Chop


Day 25 - Prickly

Day 26 - Stretch



Day 27 - Thunder



Day 28 - Gift



 Day 29 - Double



Day 30 - Jolt



Day 31 - Slice