Monday, March 19, 2007


For Mark.

This week, some pencil sketches for an ill-conceived project that was not to be. It was, however, a pleasure to work with Paul and Gaetan Brizzi on that occasion.

2002. Copyright Dreamworks.


Stoyan Petrov said...

Those are some great concepts. Just like everything I've seen from you so far. I'm checking your blog for a couple of months now and I really admire your work...

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Hi Stoyan,
I'm glad you enjoy the pictures and thank you for your kind comments. Come back soon.

Mark Reep said...

Hey, Luc- thanks for posting these. I really like the perspective you chose for the viewer in the top piece- You're nearly at that rim, you're drawn in, want to be closer, see more. And the single whale (I'm not entirely sure, but since the piece is called Blowhole, it seems a good bet :), and the way he/she is underlit- Just a spectacular drawing overall. I'm exploring where I want to go in terms of narrative, maybe, if that's the right word, in my own work- And it's instructional to see how you've told more of the story from a different angle in the bottom piece. Another strong composition- I especially like the way the flow of the lights plays off the horizontals. Thanks for the link, too- I've added yours as well. All the best!

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Hi Mark,
You're welcome. I decided to follow your suggestion and will be posting a whole bunch of pencil drawings in the next few days. They were done for a project with Paul and Gaetan Brizzi whose work I think you would very much enjoy. I hope you'll find my modest efforts in the medium diverting. Oh, and you guessed right...As will quickly become obvious, the story was about whales.

Anonymous said...

La premiere me fait decidement l'effet d'une vue aerienne au dessus de l'oeil d'un cyclone... La taille gigantesque qui reduit la baleine a un fetu de paille, la lumiere montante, etc. Elle est vraiment tres narrative avec ces quelques elements seulements. Merci pour tous ces superbes post reguliers!

Michael said...

Yeah! I admire the weightless quality you have conferred on a very heavy creature.
Nice one Luc!

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Thank you Michael.
Merci Laurent.

Mark McDonnell said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! WOW, great values, composition, lighting, mood, and . . .well WOW!!!!! Very strong work. What was this piece for? I know it was with the AMAZING Brizzi's but what was the premise and title if you don't mind me asking.


Luc Desmarchelier said...

Hi Mac,
Something to do with a retelling of the 'Moby Dick' story. I'm always puzzled when people decide to adapt a classic of the litterature and fancy they'll improve on it by removing the fundamental premiss of the story. Disney's 'Hunchback' was a particularly egregious example of this.