Student of the famous Gobelins School, Rémy Schaepman, whilst studying produced two outstanding short animations. The first Dodudindon, produced for Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and the second is the prize-winning Three dots. He has great versatility, displaying a range of accomplished styles both in his animations and personal work. To see more of his work, head over to his website.You may also like:
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Brilliant behind the scenes video from fashion illustrator Ëlodie. It shows the techniques that she uses to get from scanned pencils to the final piece. As her work has a very hand-made feel, using splashes of watercolours and pencil line-work, it is amazing to see how much of it is manipulated digitally. See more, and keep up to date, of Elodie’s work by going to her blog.You may also like:
Aurélie Neyret is a French freelance illustrator. Working across mediums from children’s books and magazines to trading cards. A couple years ago I treated myself to an original sketch via her Etsy shop. It arrived in brown envelope with an inked, and lightly pencilled, doodle on it. Inside was a thank you note with yet another cute doodle. Finally reaching the sketch, an energeticic pencil drawing of three girls, with yet another treat on the reverse! It is quite possibly one of my smartest and cherished purchases. Find more of Neyret’s work on her blog.You may also like:
Paul Iribe was a French Illustrator, cartoonist, designer, decorator, and art director. Starting his illustration career at the very young age of seventeen, he contributed work for papers such as L’Assiette au Beurre Rire, and Sourire. He and a small group of other illustrators, influenced by the art deco movement and Japanese painting, were reawakening the public’s attention of fashion plates. Iribe’s style worked hand-in-hand with fashion designer Paul Poiret’s modern ideas to popularise Poiret’s rather radical relaxed line of clothing. The controversy around the collection ultimately bought publicity and success to both Poiret and Iribe.
Paul Iribe continued to work in fashion, designing for theatre, jewellery, textiles and even opening a decorative art store in the heart of Paris. In 1919 he moved to New York where his work gained a new audience, and further popularity amongst the American fashionistas. His trendy art deco style was being published in the American Vogue, and he open another store on Fifth Avenue.
By the 1930s Iribe had moved back to Frances and began working on numerous projects, including books, furniture design, and jewellery. He became romantically involved with fashion designer Coco Chanel, she became his muse, often drawing women in her likeness for his journal Le Témoin. He also worked with Chanel in 1932 creating an extravagant jewellery collection produced by her couture house. Iribes died just a few years later in 1935 of a heart attack.
With such a vast body of work, it is quite a shame that there is nowhere specific online to see more of Iribe’s work. There has been a few book’s published featuring his work, most notably Paul Iribe: Précurseur de l’art déco (1983) and over at archive.org you can see his beautiful illustrations for Les robes de Paul Poiret (1908).You may also like:
At the beginnings, my dolls were self-portraits. Graffiti has a very megalomaniac side; instead of writing my name, I chose to represent myself through my dolls.
– Miss Van.
Born in Toulouse, France and graffing from the age of 18, Miss Van has one of the most recognisable style in the street art scene. Her dolls, with their exaggerated curves and sultry eyes, often in less then demure positions, ooze seduction with all intention to provoke a reaction. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries across the globe, often with other great street art talents, such as Banksy, Faile, and Shepard Fairey. More recently Miss Van moved to Barcelona and partnered with fashion designer Anaoana producing clothes and accessories under the brand name Miss Van & Anaoana.You may also like:
Brilliant and bold work by French illustrator Stéphane Manel. His client list has big names too such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Converse and Vogue. Some of his more humorous work always seem to have this deadpan quality to them due to his style, but in most cases I think it really works. He is clearly a master of the portrait, and has a hefty amount of them in his portfolio, which you can find on his website.You may also like:
I adore the delicate line work and pastel colours of Marguerite Sauvage’s illustrations. Based in Paris and professionally illustrating since 2001, Sauvage has worked with a host of big brands including Elle Magazine, Mattel, PlayStation 3, Apple Computers, MTV, just to name a few. Her work, at times, can be overtly sexual and the juxtaposition of Sauvage’s ethereal style for such graphic images make it some of her most engaging illustrations. She of coarse has plentiful amount of G-Rated illustrations over on her website, which you should definitely visit. I will finish on one of Marguerite Sauvage quotes, regarding what inspires her, which I agree with completely:
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“Happiness and anti-stress: I just want to make things prettier.”