lundi 26 mars 2012

Snow White

My own version of the "Evil Queen" of Snow White.

"Spieglein, Spieglein, an der Wand
Wer ist die Schönste im ganzen Land?"

I don't like to see people in black and white. In my opinion the Queen is a very sad and anxious person. Why ? First because jealousy is (for me) a total nonsense. Secondly i crossed the road of some very jealous, envious persons, and all of them were nervous, insecure, agressive... and (even if most of them used to play a part) deeply sad... And in fact maybe it's not Snow White, but a reflect of her idealized self that she hates and would like to kill - because she cannot be this "self" - this idealized, perfect, eternally young (like Snow White is in her glass coffin) woman. Though, in the mirror (or in herself) she has to kill her in order to live.

Here's a detail of the face. I worked on the face a long time, layer by layer : first i put the colors, shadows, etc., and then i work on the texture of the skin with little dots or thin lines of various tones or colors, and then i slowly blur them in the skin, etc.).

samedi 17 mars 2012


Almost finished :)

“To a gargoyle on the ramparts of Notre Dame, as Esmeralda rides off with Gringoire,
Quasimodo says : "Why was I not made of stone like thee?" ”

Victor Hugo, The hunchback of Notre-Dame 

 Photo (c) Les Créations du Paon d'Or