Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Inspiration: Florian Nicolle w/ Step By Step Process

I was browsing on Behance and came across some of the illustrations by Florian Nicolle. I must say there is  pretty cool stuff. The blending of traditional media and digital media is always fun, but the majority of the legwork is traditional. Nicolle adds some texture in Photoshop of course to help make an amazing illustration shine even more. This is the artist statement on these illustrations:

I try to create an image that retains its freshness of the first paint stroke, the expressions of the line have to be very free and spontaneous. While keeping a rigorous drawing. So i use fast techniques like a bic, large brush, watercolor and chines ink then I add texture and details on Ps.

i use much texture of text, because it adds a presence of hand. I draw a picture as if I wrote a text, with the same tool, the same freedom, with erasures, lines, scribbles etc

You can view more work from this French Graphic Designer here: http://www.behance.net/neo_innov  or http://www.neo-innov.fr/

Here is the step by step process:

1. Background

2. White Splash

3. Pencil

4. Black stroke with chinese ink

5. Water Color ink

6. Details in Photoshop

7. Integration of "Billie Jean" lyrics on forehead in Photoshop


  1. pictures aren't working :(

  2. Hi I really need these images for an art research project but they don't seem to be loading :(