July rewards overview, available for sign-ups during the entire month!
Sent out on July 2nd : )
If you, too, would like to get started as an artist, if there are things I can teach you, or if you are simply interested in my work, you might wanna consider supporting me on Patreon, where you can get your hands on exclusive guides, art lessons and tutorials, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at my current projects. I am currently focusing on two types of rewards: the creative ones with artwork, and the instructional ones with guides and lessons.
For those who are more interested in creative perks, you will find the monthly newsletter, and a recent HD Manga page. It is available in two versions, a screentoned one, and a line art where you can zoom into both versions to discover all the details. As announced in the previous post, one of my Tarot motives is available as a real time video along with a guide and also offers you the material references in the exact order as they have been used for each step. You can see it as an explanation on how I work on illustrations, or as a guide to help you with your colorations using Copic Markers.
I also concluded the current IllusFairy chapter, “The traveling companion”, which will be sent out to supporters as a PDF file to be read as an ebook anytime, anyplace.
ArtClass – Anatomy Double-Pack
I have been assiduously working on my online art lessons and have the pleasure of offering not only one, but two ArtClasses to all my 10+ Patrons! This month’s focus is on anatomy:
The first one, Basic Anatomy, replaces my elder French-only lessons on the same topic and is now available with new illustrations, better audio quality, new explanations, tips, and sketch references. It is more interesting for beginners, seeing as it explains the basics one should know to draw proportions and human bodies.
The second one, Anatomy Improved, is for more advanced students and offers concrete exercises and tips to improve your figure drawings. Learning anatomy doesn’t always have to be tedious, there are many funny ways to improve it!
As always, you have a video, PDF print-out and exercises to go further and test your knowledge. As always, the lessons are perfectly bilingual in EN/FR to help a broader audience, and the English versions are translated by native speakers.
ArtJourney – Ink Work & Manga Pages
ArtJourney files are my response to people asking for more behind-the-scenes work and are a monthly series of sketchbooks with annotations, ideas, exercises, used resources and inspiration. Each file gives you a tour through my private sketchbooks and personal research on specific topics. On the contrary to my illustrations, the sketches will be far less glamourous – but I think they will be a good insight about how to evolve as an artist, and I hope they will help you understand concepts to use for your own artistic journey!
As announced a while ago on my Patreon, I have put my manga project IllusFairy on hold to focus on studies. There were many things I wanted to try but never took the time for, and the latest chapter being concluded, I have eventually decided to slow down for a while and get back to basics. So, this month will focus on Inking and Manga pages – offering you a detailed insight into line arts, ink and feather work and screentones along with my trials and errors along the way!
After testing various things, I redrew one of my elder pages just for fun, as you can see above. It is so interesting to see how one evolves over the years, and how some slight changes in art supplies and technique can dramatically increase the rendering of your artwork!
Tutorials and art lessons are also available in my online shop. You may purchase them directly there if you wish to give it a first try without subscribing to Patreon.
Join my journey online!
You can join Patreon and unsubscribe at any time. Your subscription also allows you to claim other perks, such as previous rewards, corrections and one-to-one guidance to improve your art, surprise packages, etc. The setup page is in English, but promised, every single reward is bilingual in both FR/EN : )
Let’s help each other and create art together!
Or… join manga art workshops in real life!
Summer break is approaching, and new workshops are planned! For those who’d like to learn how to draw manga and improve their skills, I am pleased to offer two new opportunities for you.
From July 16th-27th, you can be part of a 30h creative summer camp in Luxembourg-City where you’ll learn the basics of drawing manga, character-design and more, leading to the final creation of your own story and an exhibition of your artwork, among with many other talented artists, sculptors and crafters. The afternoon sessions are already completely booked out and we reopened a morning session!
Inscription with CEPA
Manga Workshop @Fachmaart Robert Steinhäuser
In collaboration with Fachmaart Robert Steinhäuser (Leudelange, LU), new workshops are planned for the Fall Trimester where you’ll learn the basics of drawing manga, leading to the final creation of your own page! There will be 8x3h lessons from October to December, on Saturdays from 13h30-16h30.
Inscription with Fachmaart Robert Steinhäuser
Be quick for your inscription, seeing as the places are limited for both ; )