Friday, February 17, 2017

Virée Nocturne

Last month I was commissionned by a private client to paint her beloved pets. Before I proceed any further, let me tell you straight away - so that I do not hold out false hopes to you my dear readers - that unfortunately she does not own any dragon. Consequently, neither she nor I know where one can adopt them - sorry! Now that the question is settled I can get back to the subject, that is my last commission entitled Virée Nocturne (it means 'night-ride' in French).

Virée Nocturne

I was asked to paint her four guinea pigs, her dog, and her two rabbits, in some imaginary scene. She had told me she loved dragons - especially Smaug from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - and hiking, so I had a clear picture of what I was going to make.

Virée Nocturne wip 1 Virée Nocturne close-up 1

If you have been following me on Instagram, you may have seen a few 'wip' pictures of that illustration. I worked with coloured pencils and acryl gouache on a Canson art board (30x40cm). I enjoyed that project immensely as I had full liberty and time to do it! And I love painting people's pets :)

Virée Nocturne close-up 2

Virée Nocturne close-up 5 Virée Nocturne close-up 4

Virée Nocturne close-up 3

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