Monday, June 11, 2018

Formation Flying.

Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Silver 4.

Speaking of Stephan, the final chapter of Silver is coming out soon... Always a lesson in story-telling. Get yours and some extra goodies from the Kickstarter page.
Link to SILVER Volume 4.

Copyright Stephan Franck/Dark Planet. 2018.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Pencil and Photoshop. 2010 Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.


        In 2010, I had the chance to work on a great project, written and directed by Stephan Franck. A super hero movie combining the best of Japanese, American and French influences, with a young heroin as the main character... It was well ahead of its time. The small development team consisted of myself as a production designer and Takeshi Miyasawa as a character designer, with some contributions by Armand Serrano, Joty Lam, Omar Smith and John Bitiu. Best time I ever had... Sadly, it never made it into production.

Photoshop. Character 3D Maya model by Omar Smith. 2010 Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Le Phénomène Humain.

In 1992, I read this fascinating book by Teilhard de Chardin. Since my copy was lacking a dust jacket, I made this little gouache painting complete with hand lettering to wrap around the book.

Gouache on paper. 1992. Copyright Luc Desmarchelier.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Spectrum Awards.

The Spectrum awards ceremony was held yesterday at the Brookledge theater in Los Angeles. I felt very honored to be able to attend. Silver and gold medalists were announced in the various categories from an incredible pool of nominees. The setting was just as awesome as the company and it was a real pleasure to mingle in this classic Los Angeles landmark with some of the most talented artists in the world.

The small private theater was built in 1932 and has a long and fascinating history of hosting magicians, illusionists and celebrities.

Oh, and there's a mass invasion of garden creatures in the backyard!

Fortunately Godzilla is here to keep things under control...

Fun times.

One last Jack Vance cover.

Photoshop. Copyright 2018 Luc Desmarchelier/Spatterlight Press

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Merry, merry... Happy, happy...

Photoshop. 2017. Copyright Luc Desmarchelier.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Lyonnesse Covers.

Photoshop. 2013/15. Copyright Luc Desmarchelier/Spatterlight Press.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Jack Vance and Spectrum 24.

Last year, I did three covers for Jack Vance's "Cadwal Chronicles" published by Spatterlight press. I am extremely honored that the third one "Throy" is also included in the new Spectrum annual.

Photoshop. 2016. Copyright Luc Desmarchelier/Spatterlight press.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Déclaration des Droits de la Femme.

Les Editions du Chêne publie ce beau livre illustré auquel j'ai contribué parmi une trentaine d'artistes. L'ouvrage réuni la déclaration des Nations Unies avec le texte originel d'Olympes de Gouges. J'ai illustré l'article 3 de ce texte.

I have contributed amongst thirty other artists to this beautiful book published by les Éditions du Chêne. This volume collects the United Nations declaration with the original Olympes de Gouges text. I illustrated article 3 of this text.

Photoshop. 2016. Copyright Éditions du Chêne.

Monday, February 6, 2017


This should be fun.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Merry, merry...

Photoshop. Copyright 2016. Luc Desmarchelier

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Eat at Joe's.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2013. Copyright Marza Animation Planet.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Pencil & Photoshop. 2013. Copyright Marza Animation Planet.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Ship of Fools.

Hieronymus Bosch. Circa 1500. Oil on Wood.


Photoshop. 2013. Copyright Marza Animation Planet.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dusk and Storm.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2013. Copyright Marza Animation Planet.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Photoshop. 2013. Copyright Marza Animation Planet.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Old House.

Photoshop. 2013. Copyright Marza Animation Planet.

The Old Garage.

Photoshop. 2013. Copyright Marza Animation Planet.

Room 3.

Photoshop. 2013. Copyright Marza Animation Planet.

Friday, October 14, 2016


Photoshop. 2013. Copyright Marza Animation Planet.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Room 2.

Photoshop. 2013. Copyright Marza Animation Planet.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Photoshop. 2013. Copyright Marza Animation Planet.


It has been a while since I was able to post much material, partly because of my schedule, but mostly because I have been working, in the past few years, on many projects that are either still in development or otherwise unreleased. I thought it might be time to finally show some of that work so I took this opportunity to do a little clean up. I also updated and expanded several galleries in my online portfolio.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Workshop in Montréal.

I will be giving a lecture on design, composition and visual storytelling in Montréal in March with the good people of Schoolism. Check out the amazing line up of distinguished guests! Follow that link for more info. Apparently, Promo code DESMARCHELIER will be good for a discount until January 15. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry, merry...

2015. Copyright Luc Desmarchelier.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

International Human Rights Day.

Récemment, j'ai eu l'opportunité et le grand plaisir de participer à une version illustrée de la "Déclaration Universelle des Droits de l'Homme" publiée par les éditions du Chêne. Chacun des 27 articles est illustré par un artiste différent. Les articles sont également mis en lumière et en perspective par des extraits de textes impeccablement choisis, allant de l'antiquité à la pensée politique moderne en passant par la philosophie des lumières. Le résultat est un très bel ouvrage auquel je suis particulièrement fier d'avoir collaboré. En célébration de la Journée Internationale des Droits de l'Homme, commémorant l'adoption de la déclaration par l'assemblée générale de l'ONU en 1948, voici ma contribution, illustrant l'article 17.

Recently I had the opportunity and the great pleasure to participate to an illustrated version of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" published by Éditions du Chêne. Each of the 27 articles is illustrated by a different artist. The articles are also highlighted and put in perspective with a beautiful selection of excerpts ranging from antiquity to modern political thinking through the enlightenment. The result is a superb book on which I am particularly proud to have been able to collaborate. In celebration of the International Human Rights Day commemorating the adoption of the declaration by the UN general assembly in 1948, here's my contribution, illustrating article 17.

Photoshop. 2015. Copyright Luc Desmarchelier  Éditions du Chêne.

Monday, November 16, 2015


Merci à Jean Jullien. Il nous rappelle qu'au delà de l'horreur, il existe des hommes et des femmes qui espèrent un monde meilleur et qui résisteront par l'art, la poésie, l'intelligence et la non-violence aux bourreaux pathétiques de tous les extrémismes qui veulent faire de la vie un enfer. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Testing the Jetpack.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2012 Copyright Walt Disney Pictures.