In this two part download, Aurélie Neyret (Clochette) demonstrates her approach to character design and illustration. She begins by sketching two characters for a children's book. She explains her choices and thought process throughout the first part of the tutorial, letting the viewer in on all the questions she keeps in mind while creating coherent and enjoyable characters.
The second part is about the illustration itself, using the characters created in the first part. It shows how Aurélie builds her picture from an early rough to the final illustration, and tackles different points such as the importance of story telling, mood, colors, and expression. This download is simple and joyful, with a tasty surprise waiting for you at the end!
Aurélie Neyret (aka Clochette) is a French illustrator currently living near Lyon. After a year of studying academic drawing at Emile Cohl Art School (Lyon), she switched communication and graphic design at Condé school where she earned her degree. She continued to study drawing on her own while working different jobs until she was able to start a freelance career as an illustrator and sequential artist. She now works for different Europeans publishers on a variety of projects ranging from children's magazines to more mature books. She continues to develop her personal work in her free time, and also takes part in several collective art projects, shows, and art books.
Petit à Petit Editions, Rotopol Press, Ankama Editions, CFSL ink, Bayard Presse
Rêve et cauchemar (Les Furieux - Paris) 2009
S'ex / S'op (Les Furieux – Paris) 2009
Salon des Amis des Arts (Chateau Gramont - Pont de Cheruy) 2008
Portfolio : http://clochette.ultra-book.com/
Blog : http://ecartez-vous-jarrive.blogspot.com/