Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Beat-Boards 11.


Pencil & Photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 10.



Pencil & Photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Beat-Boards 9.

 Final Composition and colors.

 Layout.

Character setup by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 8.

Pencil & Photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 7.

 Final composition and colors.

Layout.

Pencil & photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Beat-Boards 6.

 Final composition and color.

 Layout.

Character setup by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 5.

Pencil & Photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 4.

This concept sketch was updated with new characters for the beat-boards.

Pencil & Photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 3.

Another example of the collaborative process on the beats, with Stephan pushing for scale.

Final composition and color.

 Layout 2nd pass.

 Layout and characters comp.

Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat-Boards 2.

Pencil & Photoshop. Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Beat -Boards.

As part of the presentation to the studio, we worked on a full color beat-board to pitch the story and the visual style. Stephan directed the staging, working with Takeshi. I would then work out the layout, composition and color. Here's an example of the process.

 Final composition and color.

 Layout.

Characters by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Launch Pad.


Corel Painter. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Street level.

Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Powers Building.


Pencil & Photoshop. 2010. Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

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

Polis.

Pencil and Photoshop. 2010 Copyright Sony Pictures Animation.

Futuro.

        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.