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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Blast from the Past 2.

Pencil and Photoshop. 2012. Copyright Walt Disney Pictures.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Blast from the Past.

Pencil and Photoshop. 2012. Copyright Walt Disney Pictures.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Retro Future.

Photoshop. 2012. Copyright Walt Disney Pictures.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tomorrowland of Yesterday.

 Photoshop 2012. Copyright Walt Disney Pictures.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Asteroid 042015a.

Acrylic on Illustration Board. Copyright Luc Desmarchelier 2015.



Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mort de Rire...

À bas les cons.

Better late...

Photoshop. Copyright Luc Desmarchelier 2014.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Streets of Transylvania.

Pencil and Photoshop. 2008. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Monk.

Photoshop. 2007. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Early Hotel T.

Pencil and Photoshop. 2007. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Caldera 2.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2011 Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Monday, September 29, 2014


Pencil and Photoshop. 2011. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Friday, September 5, 2014


Pencil on Paper. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation 2011.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Something from the vault.

Pencil & Photoshop. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation. 2011.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Color Keys.


Photoshop. 2011/12. Copyright Summertime Entertainment.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Emerald City.

Photoshop. 2011. Copyright Summertime Entertainment.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Emerald City.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2011. Copyright Summertime entertainment.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Legends of Oz.

A little while ago, I contributed some designs to an animated feature adaptation of a novel by Roger S. Baum based on the famous characters created by his illustrious grandfather. The movie is coming out now. Here are a few samples of the work I did on that project.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2011/2012. Copyright Summertime Entertainment.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Asteroid 042014a.

Acrylic on Illustration Board. 13x18. Copyright 2014 Luc Desmarchelier.
Acrylic on Photocopy. 8x10. Copyright 2014 Luc Desmarchelier.

Monday, March 10, 2014


      I think I was 13 or 14 when I first discovered the science-fiction novels of Jack Vance. He quickly became my favorite author and over the years I went on to read most of everything he ever published. My fascination for his unique blend of outlandish imagination, vivid descriptions, fast paced action and tongue in cheek humor has never faded. It was always a dream of mine to, one day, illustrate one of his books, so when I discovered that his entire library was being republished in E-books and that some cover art was needed, I naturally volunteered. I was assigned the Lyonesse series and started work on the four covers last year. As I have to create these aside from my regular activities, it has been slow going, but I have managed to complete two, so far. The first is the cover of the omnibus edition, the second is the first individual novel in the series. The next two will be completed as quickly as my schedule allows. If you like fantasy and science fiction literature, you must read Jack Vance. Ironically, if his books are all out of print in the U.S, he is quite popular in France where all of his novels are regularly reprinted. Sadly, Jack Vance past away last spring just before I delivered the first cover, and I didn't have a chance to pay tribute in person to one of my heroes.
For more on Jack Vance, go there.

Acrylic on Illustration Board. 15x20". Copyright Spatterlight Press/Luc Desmarchelier. 2013.

Digital. Copyright Spatterlight Press/Luc Desmarchelier. 2014.