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Covid Couture
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2020-09-08T07:59:38+00:00
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Yep, I reached that point of dark humour as coping mechanism.


The Plague Doctors aren't new to my flashes, though, if you remember

I'm probably gonna turn these ones into tattoo flashes as well, by the way.


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User #4739547 - 8 Sep 20 08:59
I dig the fabric rendering on COVID 19 and the one above it.
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User #333283 - 8 Sep 20 10:30
CO(R)VID 19, eh? 🦇 (Alas, no crow nor raven emoji yet.)
Celestials✨ - The Morning Star
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2020-08-26T07:40:46+00:00
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Paola is the very first person I shot for my project Celestials✨! She was waiting table in a place I had a lunch once, and I muster my courage to ask her if she'd be into modeling for this.


Lucky me she said yes :)


The inspiration for that one was Phosphorus, the Morning Star (same as the Evening Star, which is actually the planet Venus)




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Oranges
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2020-08-29T09:00:02+00:00
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Just a little illustration I did for my sister's birthday.

She's quite a fiery person. She's very spontaneous, brave, fierce and caring. I was trying to get an image of that feeling of warmth and joy she is to me, and oranges came to my mind 🍊⭐️🍊🍊


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Ourse Noire
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2020-09-12T09:00:01+00:00
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Just playing in the sunlight as usual.

I've got a lot more self-shots than usual because I've been busy shooting lots of new content for O.nlyfans, yep, that's why !



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User #4549344 - 12 Sep 20 11:02
That last shot though! ❤️
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Dwam - 14 Sep 20 17:17
que veux tu j’aime me rouler sur le parquet dans les rayons de soleil
Magical Canadian Forests
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2020-09-15T18:02:18+00:00
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The lush explosion of the Canadian rainforest is no joke.



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Moon marrow
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2020-08-22T13:01:01+00:00
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The Moon piercing
To the very marrow.

— Takai Kitō

Adrienne being a moon person as well.



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User #796466 - 25 Aug 20 23:35
WAOW. These are stunning!
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Dwam - 26 Aug 20 07:12
thank you !!! I’m so happy I snapped those ones before we left )I was assisting my roomate’s photoshooting)
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User #3107108 - 1 Sep 20 14:06
Amazing photos. Amazing setting. With THAT chair in THAT location. Thinking about prints?
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Dwam - 1 Sep 20 14:40
Ah, alas, I'm always wary about printing something -_-
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Dwam - 1 Sep 20 14:40
However I need to set up my print shop on my site, so, I'll keep that in mind !
Fern fawn
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2020-09-02T20:00:02+00:00
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More portraits of Adrienne ! We can never get enough !

Here is the tiniest sneak peak of the tattoo we did the week before ! (under the fern)

Adrienne is the designer of HEX Metals & Minerals handcrafted jewellery line. She's wearing here her Protector Necklace.



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User #4739547 - 2 Sep 20 22:19
The last two are fantastic, great pose/composition.
Coronamaison
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2020-08-12T05:41:26+00:00
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At the beginning of the lockdown, French artist Penelope Bagieu prompted artists to draw their ideal home : the coronamaison. Like, a cadavre exquis of a building with all our homes. They created a template, et voilà !


I threw a few ideas of how I wanted my room on paper, and went for it.


Buuuuut it actually took me months to complete, because I haven't done perspective work in ages, because I wanted it pretty detailed, and mainly because it was never a priority in my never-ending list of projects-in-progress.


I'm also always very slow to work with colors because I'm too undecisive.


... And at some point I have to decide that it's finished, I guess.



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User #13347087 - 12 Aug 20 08:12
Superbe ! Ça donne envie d'y vivre 🙂 et les couleurs sont très belles
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User #4739547 - 12 Aug 20 19:30
Charming illustration, feels very cozy and watercolor-y 🌤️ I never would've guessed your dream home would be full of plants 🌱🌱🌱
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Dwam - 13 Aug 20 19:25
who would have ?! :D
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User #476413 - 14 Aug 20 01:22
Gorgeous! I love this so much, the final and the process. Thank you for sharing 😍
Sometimes
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2020-08-06T12:01:01+00:00
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Sometimes we just got carried away :D

(Nat Portnoy and her wonderful mane)


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Fennel
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2020-08-10T16:00:04+00:00
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More Fennel in the nude because he's such a babe :)

I think that qualifies as actually SFW, doesn't it ?


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User #4502465 - 10 Aug 20 17:11
He really is (such a babe) !
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User #4739547 - 10 Aug 20 18:37
Seriously, he is one beautiful man. Digging the lens flare and little rainbow spots in the second one.
Elise blues
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2020-08-08T13:00:03+00:00
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Just a couple of shots I snapped of my roomie, in the beautiful evening light. Elise is a fashion designer, and also do photography - and it's such a pleasure to work with someone who knows what it is to be on both side of the camera.

My daily life memory has always been a bit hazy, and I suffer from mild prosopagnosia that doesn't help neither. I don't know if it comes from ADHD or trauma or just congenial traits, but it mixes very strangely with my strong photographic memory and synesthesia. Sometimes it's great, because, it kinda frees me from the past, sometimes, it's quite an issue. Lately, I felt like I was slowly creating a new memory bank to ground me better in Canada... And taking portraits of people to remember has always been a great way to do this.


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Adrienne - Darmera
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2020-07-19T08:00:02+00:00
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A few more pictures from my collaboration with Adrienne, in the lush west coast surroundings.


Adrienne is the designer of HEX Metals & Minerals handcrafted jewellery line. She's wearing here her Protector Necklace.

And each of these photo-shootings is a chance for me to learn new local plants names, so today is Darmera Peltata 🌿


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User #4502465 - 19 Jul 20 08:38
Cette série est magnifique
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User #4739547 - 19 Jul 20 08:21
It's fun how those giant leaves distort the sense of scale; Adrienne seems very faerylike.
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Dwam - 19 Jul 20 09:01
Faë friend <3
Adrienne - Hostas
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2020-07-14T13:00:11+00:00
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Lockdown is over in Vancouver, and we started to connect a little bit, guardedly, with distance...

So I finally met irl with Adrienne, and we decided to collaborate on some impromptu photo-shooting in the lush west coast surroundings.

Adrienne is the designer of HEX Metals & Minerals handcrafted jewellery line. She's wearing here her Protector Necklace.



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User #4549344 - 14 Jul 20 13:14
Her jewellery is amazing! *-*
Virtual Invocation : Maddie
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2020-07-17T13:00:01+00:00
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It's interesting already to look back at how the lockdown made us find new solution to keep doing some art and magic, and how distance and isolation pushed us to find different ways to invoke our friends.

Madeleine is a writer, a photographer, a musician, an amazing creative thinker with perfect aesthetics, and a Taurus ♉️So, we played the virtual invocation game quite seriously here ! Imagine me finally having the perfect occasion to indulge my horn obsession.

not on picture : the hours of chat that followed this photo-session :)


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User #4549344 - 17 Jul 20 13:22
If it isn't one of my favourite people in the whole wide world ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Virtual Invocation : Anaïs
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2020-07-18T13:00:00+00:00
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It's interesting already to look back at how the lockdown made us find new solution to keep doing some art and magic.

Like any proper millennial, I started a group chat with some queer friends to exchange the darkest memes (that's how we cope) about thelockdown. It quickly became an infinite source of fun and distraction, a moral support, a group therapy, an activists incubator, and I threw the idea of a drag/make up contest, that turned into a serie of virtual photoshoots.


Anaïs B, as usually, really committed to the drag side !


It’s been super exciting to be creative around these, but no thanks to the distant time zones ⛅️

I like how they get darker and darker though! 🔪 .


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User #7456270 - 20 Jul 20 12:41
Non mais cette série. <3 Need de la voir en exposition post-lockdown.
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Dwam - 30 Jul 20 04:58
J'aimerais tant
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User #4739547 - 19 Jul 20 08:07
Love the harmony between Anaïs's styling and your still life frame, really reinforce each other aesthetically and thematically. And the fishnets/granny glasses/pearls is a Look.
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Dwam - 19 Jul 20 09:01
She always create the most striking personas !
Virtual Invocation : Deborah
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2020-07-13T13:00:05+00:00
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It's interesting already to look back at how the lockdown made us find new solution to keep doing some art and magic.

When it started, I was stuck in another kind of isolated situation : Vancouver didn't make a lockdown as dire or strict as it' been for some countries, but I had moved here recently, therefore, all my relatives and friends were an ocean apart anyway, on some very different timezones...

I ended up connecting online even more than before (and let me tell you, my "online time" before was bad already).

Like any proper millennial, I started a group chat with some queer friends to exchange the darkest memes (that's how we cope) about the situation.This group quickly became an infinite source of fun and distraction, a moral support, a group therapy, an activists incubator. I made new friends. And threw the idea of a drag/make up contest, that turned into a serie of virtual photoshoots.

That one with Deborah is the first we did !!!

Deborah had never do a photo-shooting with me, I'm not sure she ever modeled before ! She really committed to have the most extra outfit and make-up, and our common interest for Dr Who and gender-bending miiiiight be showing. I was testing out my ideas for this project, just trying to create something with the few stuffs I had in my flat, while trying to direct her in this unexpected setting. All in all, a very exciting experiment :D

Deborah pointed me out on that project that most of the different portrait reminded her of Tarot cards... And she would be, indeed, the first, the Magician !


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Virtual Invocation : Fanny
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2020-07-13T04:00:01+00:00
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It's interesting already to look back at how the lockdown made us find new solution to keep doing some art and magic.

Like any proper millennial, I started a group chat with some queer friends to exchange the darkest memes (that's how we cope) about the situation. A few people I know, a few friends' friends I didn't know.This group quickly became an infinite source of fun and distraction, a moral support, a group therapy, an activists incubator. We shared jokes, meals ideas, cheers, ups and downs,and throw the idea of a drag/make up contest, that turned into a serie of virtual photoshoots.

Fanny is one of these who played the game !



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User #4739547 - 13 Jul 20 05:32
Every time you post an addition to this series I feel an inexplicable desire to shop for dried flowers and glittery tulle ✨
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Dwam - 13 Jul 20 06:53
GO INDULGE :D
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Dwam - 13 Jul 20 06:53
I'd love to see what you'd do with
Celestials✨ - NightFall 2
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2020-07-25T02:06:41+00:00
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Just a few more portraits of Jessica for Celestials✨



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Celestials✨ - The Nightfall
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2020-07-03T11:01:00+00:00
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Here is the magical Jessica as the NightFall for the Celestials✨serie. She's the co-founder of Lejitim, an awesome French afro-feminist video channel 👏🏾👏🏾


The Milky Way over Snow-Capped Himalayas
Image Credit & Copyright: Tomas Havel


Orion over Argentine Mountains
Image Credit & Copyright: Nicolas Tabbush

****

Some portraits of Jessica will be on the Veepee digital façade in Saint-Denis, July 3rd and 30th !


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User #992001 - 5 Jul 20 08:49
Bon sang, qu'est-ce que j'aime cette série ! ❤️✨
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User #31730893 - 3 Jul 20 14:33
I think that the celestial serie is really the one that convinced me to become a patreon ! Love it !
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Dwam - 4 Jul 20 09:04
Oooh that makes me so happy !!!
Hexapoda - scorpio
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2020-07-30T17:00:03+00:00
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When I visited Portland, I reunited at Valentine's place with our common friend and model Hexapoda 🐜It's been 8 years !!


We are all models and photographers somehow, so we fooled around a lot to create mini-sets together.

Is it still art if nobody sees it?



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Virtual Invocation : Eva May Chan
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2020-06-29T13:00:04+00:00
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Eva was part of our lockdown memes support group chat, and took part of these virtual photo-shootings from France.

She's a graphic designer and has impeccable aesthetics - as well as a flare for glamour and tragic 🥀





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Virtual invocation : Aesalya
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2020-06-27T13:00:03+00:00
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I've been trying to set up a photo-shooting with Aesalya for a while, but never succeeded before I left Europe. We just kept talking on twitter about modeling, photography... And sexism. Mostly.

However, these lockdown virtual session provided us a great occasion to try and work together eventually !

She created such a great colored lighting set-up ! And she's a seasoned model, so, I didn't have much to do :)

Someone used to be a gymnast ;)



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Celestials✨ : The Sunny Spells
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2020-06-23T14:00:04+00:00
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Elise is a Belgian photographer living in Vancouver, and her freckled skin inspired us a lot for doing a new Celestials✨ sunny photo-shooting.


I love love love the term "sunny spells", I wanted to convey that feeling when the last rain drops are lingering and twinkling when the sunshine finally comes out in between two rain showers.







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User #4549344 - 23 Jun 20 17:51
Freckles and pearls ❤️
Mood
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I'm back at tattooing, eventually, and I started with some guillotine and a rapier tattoos, which, somehow, sums up the mood pretty well.



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Portraits flurry
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2020-08-18T05:06:54+00:00
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Just a bunch of portraits I've taken these last months that I liked a lot !


cover : Michelle, the proud owner of Arcane Body Arts Tattoo Shop


Madeleine, who is also a photographer


Nie in Vancouver Island


Jas, Vancouver - August 2020


C - Bowen Island, July 2020


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Valentine - shadow magic
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2020-06-15T07:29:57+00:00
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A few more hot magic in the sunlight with the most radiant Valentine von Bettie, from my Portland trip ☀️


Well, still obsessed with sun beams and light patterns... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



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C - Glitter
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2020-06-09T12:00:02+00:00
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C shares my obsession with glitter, so it was only fitting to try and do a portrait session to try out with my new eco-friendly glitter !


We shot at home during the lockdown ( I shared my entire time and social interactions with my roommate, my partner, and C)



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User #4739547 - 10 Jun 20 19:34
The frame within a frame in the first one is a fun visual element. It took me a minute to realize it was an actual, physical frame and not just composited in.
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Dwam - 11 Jun 20 03:41
It's so interesting for me that you noticed, because framing my subjects is a recurring pattern in my works. Frames, framing lines, mirror, window, panels... I've been discussing it extensively with one of the friend I shot for the virtual portraits serie through my ipad (again a frame), so, I decided to put a physical one when I shot C to connect these different photosets. But because we shot most of the photos with the frame at the beginning, when I hadn't figured out my lighting correctly, I just kept one that I really like and discarded most of the others. .
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User #4739547 - 11 Jun 20 19:58
I might need to go through your archive this weekend now, because the whole low-key motif underlying your work thing is intriguing.
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Dwam - 13 Jun 20 21:03
HAHA ! It may be not very visible, but I've noticed years ago. Maybe I'll do a post about it ? I feel I haven't thought of it enough though. Just noticed.
Celestial✨ :  The Sunshine
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2020-05-04T12:00:04+00:00
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Paola is the very first person I shot for my project Celestials✨! She was waiting table in a place I had a lunch once, and I muster my courage to ask her if she'd be into modeling for this.

Lucky me she said yes :)



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Camellias (SFW)
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2020-04-30T03:23:48+00:00
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Spring in Vancouver is a glorious explosion of blossoms everywhere...

Cherry tree, magnolias, camellias, and so many others I can't name yet. It's a feast for the eyes, and oh the fragrances !


C has been doing some photo experiments, and took these beautiful pictures.


Note : we collected these petals right in front of the house.



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User #2516748 - 30 Apr 20 11:16
j'adore ces couleurs vraiment je suis trop fan de ces belles images, nice teamwork <3
Nursery tree house
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2020-04-27T11:01:01+00:00
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I've done this illustration, and tattoo, for Fennel's birthday :)


Fennel is an architect and I’m a tattoo artist, so it feels about right to eventually tattoo him a house, isn’t it ?
A nursery tree house 🏡 🌲


Loosely inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle, Baba Yaga, Vancouver rainforest and Terunobu Fujimori’s tea houses. Also, pancakes 🥞





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User #3107108 - 15 Jun 20 17:58
Awesome. So creative ☺️
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User #796466 - 30 Apr 20 21:53
Love the cute ladder and smoke especially! Lovly
Draw this in your style
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2020-04-21T05:49:50+00:00
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Since for once I’ve got time to draw just for the sake of it, I’ve tried Tarmasz 's #drawthisinyourstyle challenge ⚔️ !

The original :



Since I’ve discovered how touching are swans when they hug, I wanted to use it in an illustration (and I’ll for sure use it again in some tattoo flashes as well).


It’s been so fun to do, and so satisfying to take the time to play a bit with colors as well. I went way more realistic than what I intended on their face, but, oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



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Douceur Brutale - The Shedding of Anaïs.
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2020-04-25T02:00:02+00:00
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So... Here is a project very dear to me, and that has stayed pupating for years before I could actually make it a reality.

I wanted to work with sheer tights and plants and knife forever, but never exactly figure out how and with whom. I tried to talk Solwenn into it, but I initially wanted to do it a video project, and her wrists and articulations are too fragile for what I had in mind. Then, during a visit, Anaïs started telling me about her flower projects and fantasies. Considering how many flowers I tattooed on her as well, it made sense we should try this together. I tweaked my initial idea a little bit, because we couldn't go fully-nude.

Weird fact : about a month before the planned photo-session, my friend Maya Mihindou described me a project she wanted to do, and it happened to be quite similar ! I was already kinda set on doing it with Anaïs, and we ran out of time to do another version together when I went to Marseille where she lives, but, well, it might happen in the future !

Anaïs has a very dainty look and a natural grace, coupled with a sharp mind and ferocious wit ; I aimed to match these in picture.

Judging by our conversations and her involvement, I feel she's been blossoming into feminism and activism lately. There is so much to unpack, deconstruct, analyse, and heal.

There is so much to shed.


Have you noticed how beautiful is the vocabulary of shedding ?

Exuviation.

Ecdysis.

Molting.

Mue.


Shredding.

Exfoliate.

Pupate.

Chrysalide.

Metamorphosis.

English of French, no matter, all these words resonate so much. Well, I guess, as a tattoo artist, a nude photographer, living for so long with someone suffering with ichthyosis, it make senses I'm still obsessed with everything related to skin. And as a Scorpio, being obsessed with metamorphosis makes sense as well.


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(of course I can't retrieve the one image that sparked the whole idea, but a few other ones)


FourChambers Ecdysis



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User #3107108 - 15 Jun 20 18:03
This is a great set. Great storytelling and beauty ❤️
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Dwam - 15 Jun 20 23:53
Thank you !!! That one is so dear to me
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User #32152652 - 25 Apr 20 12:41
Oooh everything about this is just so perfect✨ it's soft and so powerful at the same time! And so meaningful too, pfiou i can't even begin to describe how much i love it 😍 i hope one day you'll be able to make it a video, or just more of it 💖
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Dwam - 26 Apr 20 06:57
I'd really love to make it a video
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Just a few Solstice cards I made for my friends and family :)

Again I've been using Caitlin Ffrench's locally made watercolors. I'm in love with that small palette I've got.


Sadly these really didn't go well through the scanner, and most of the nuances and glitter are lost.


I'm really into the tree nursery thing - there are lots of them in the rainforest in BC ! So I keep drawing some.




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User #3107108 - 19 Apr 20 21:34
Beautiful, even without perfect scanning!
Celestials✨ :  The Gibbous Moon
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This Celestials one is a little special, cause I convinced my Mum to pose for it. She usually hates having her picture taken, and... well, let's say that due to some family issues, we all have a complicated relationship with photography.

But she let me this time, and I quickly created a makeshift background and used the window light.



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User #4549344 - 18 Apr 20 10:17
Ouaiiiiiiis! Ta maman ! Très joli portrait 💜 Et ce châle qui a des lunes qui reflètent la lumière ! *-*
Celestials✨ - The Last Sun Rays
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Remember the super charismatic and gorgeous Myrlène as the Dawn's Chorus ?

Well, for Celestials✨, she impersonated both dawn and dusk concepts ! We made a sunsetish, dark and golden "Last Sun Rays" version as well.

You know, that shifting moment when half the sky is ablaze and reddening, with rays glittering on windows ans waters, and the other half starts still seems weirdly pale and intense, fast shading to intense teal, imperial blue and dark indigo ?



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Love affair with a sun beam - Fennel
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Well, I'm not the only one doing selfie during the lockdown, obviously.

I want to share that beautiful giant cat basking in the sun.

Also, because "male presenting nipples" are not considered nudity 🙄



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Silver and Sergent Pouce
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2020-04-10T02:08:11+00:00
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Some oldies today, because social distancing is hard and a lot of us think about hugging, and I myself think about gay hugs a lot :)

That sweet November when Silver and Jérôme Sergent Pouce came to visit me and we did so many photo-shootings !

They are adorable together, so I talked them into doing these pictures for my Radical Tenderness project (still in the making).

All these first images have been taken with a digital camera, but somehow I lost my original files :-/ I just retrieved the smallest version, by screencaping the Lightroom previews as big as I could on my screen. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This one is a double-exposure done on my little analog Mamiya528. I shot beforehand a 35mm film roll at night, with these neon lights, rolled back my film, and shot again above it (therefore, there is a whole film with these kind of double exposure).


These next ones have been shot on my big Mamiya645 (my best/favorite camera) (that isn't even mine, but a loan from my godfather, actually), on 120mm films. As ever, I'm amazed by the quality of the colors on these films.

It's so tender, although they look on fire 🔥✨



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User #4549344 - 16 Apr 20 08:46
La double exposition fait des effets beaucoup trop cool ! Et merci pour la soft gayness, I needed that 💜
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Dwam - 17 Apr 20 02:18
toujours là pour plus de gay content
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User #32152652 - 10 Apr 20 13:05
Ouiii, un peu de tendresse dans ce monde de brutes ! Et de paillettes ! Et de gayté !✨🌈 (et puis ces mains là pfiiooouuu ! 😍) merci
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Dwam - 10 Apr 20 21:30
Je fonds devant la douceur de ces photos j'avoue
Celestials✨ - The Nebula
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Artemisia is an amazing model I stumbled upon on Instagram, in that bold period where I didn't hesitate to write someone I didn't know right away, when I thought we could create beautiful things together. And I'm really glad I did. Timing seemed to be on our side, because she was planning to come to Nantes for a couple of other photo-shootings.

Artemisia's gorgeous pink and blue braids hairdo remind me of the mesmerizing swirls of dust and gaz from the nebulae clouds.

M27: The Dumbbell Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Steve Mazlin

Some nebulae come from the gas and dust thrown out by the explosion of a dying star, such as a supernova. Other nebulae are regions where new stars are beginning to form. For this reason, some are called "star nurseries." 🌟


M42: Inside the Orion Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Josep M. Drudis & Don Goldman

In the Heart of the Heart Nebula
Credit & Copyright: Alan Erickson


NGC 6960: The Witch's Broom Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh (Heaven's Mirror Observatory)


The Soul Nebula in Infrared from Herschel
Image Credit & License: ESA, Herschel Space Obs., NASA, JPL-Caltech

And that last one you already know.

With these, I can only warmly recommend you to enjoy the daily Nasa picture of the cosmos !


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User #3107108 - 19 Apr 20 21:52
Superbe set of images. The nebulae and the veiled pictures in particular show facets of an artful ensemble ❤️
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Dwam - 20 Apr 20 08:02
<3 <3
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While sorting out pictures and going over all my backlog, I sometimes stumbled upon little gems I forgot.

Here is a quick snap of Solwenn I took the day I was shooting with Anaïs. She created and sew that jacket herself and I wanted to show how zany and great it was.


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User #796466 - 31 Mar 20 14:47
She looks so great! I love the jacket, and the coordinated lipstick and nails is such a nice touch. And ofc, stunning hair. What a look!!
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Dwam - 31 Mar 20 21:48
Solwenn always serves LOOKS !
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Well, if you want a new wallpaper for your phone background, feel free to use one of these :

The flowers and stars focus is all of sudden very obvious !


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User #992001 - 28 Mar 20 11:06
Merci pour ces magnifiques images qui viennent embellir mon smartphone et apaiser mon coeur ! J'avais besoin de ce genre de belle beauté aujourd'hui et je viens de changer mes fonds d'écran pour m'en apporter encore plus. Merci Dwam, tu es formidable ! 🖤
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Dwam - 28 Mar 20 23:11
Aaah je suis ravie si ça vous fait plaisir <3 Montre moi une capture d'écran de ton tel si tu peux !
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User #796466 - 31 Mar 20 14:52
These are SO PRETTY
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Here is the result of our first live-stream drawing session ! A new Cosmos Spitter for my flash collection.

If you weren't able to come online but are curious to watch the process, the whole video is there, as well as just some short clips : https://www.twitch.tv/dwamdwamdwam/videos

Thank you all for coming and keeping me company ! It was such a fun and interesting experience, but now I’m exhausted. It showed me how hard is it to think, talk, and explain a process in a foreign tongue while you're also struggling with your drawing :D I sometimes forget how hyper-focusing drains me down twice faster.



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User #1006805 - 27 Mar 20 07:15
You know you’re amazing right? I honestly didn’t mean to make things difficult but I think if you ever give me a choice again I’m always going to pick what you say challenges you because it just seems like the right choice. I really look forward to the next time when you are ready.
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Dwam - 28 Mar 20 02:17
Hahaha I love to complain but it was great to actually have to struggle a bit :)
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User #3107108 - 28 Mar 20 02:41
That’s a super flash, did someone already reserve it? I’ll check out the video later :-)
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Dwam - 28 Mar 20 23:11
Hahaha I haven't put it out yet, I don't think releasing flashes make sense when I have no idea when I'll be able to tattoo again.
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User #6913472 - 27 Mar 20 10:07
J'ai pas pu voir le live mais je regarde le stream maintenant et c'est super cool de voir comment tu dessines (ça me donne envie d'essayer une tablette :D)
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Dwam - 28 Mar 20 02:19
Les tablettes sont super pratiques, si tu dessines déjà. C'est juste un autre outil / medium qui simplifie pas mal de choses :)
Live drawing on Twitch, March 26th, 9pm GMT
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Hello my dear Patreons !

Well, following that kinda-failed-but-eventually-ok Livestream test of yesterday, I'm gonna try doing this again tomorrow. This time, I'll be drawing an illustration. I found a way to use my phone as a webcam, so, we'll try this.

Mind me, this is all experimental for now, so it might be a bit DIY and messy to start with, but, it should be fun and kinda hypnotic to watch an illustration take form.

So ! Let's meet again, Thursday, March 26th, at 2pm PDT = 9pm GMT

here : https://www.twitch.tv/dwamdwamdwam

(you'll need an account if you wanna participate in the chat - and you're more than encouraged to do so <3)


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Hello my dear Patreons ! Hi old ones, welcome new ones :)

Again, thank you all for your support and concern, especially these last few days. I don't think we can ever express how much your support help us artists, in any form, and how heart-warming it is.


I've been thinking about new ways to share and connect, and since many of us are confined and or self-quarantined, I reckon it could be a great time to do some Livestreams ! It could be simply answering questions and chatting a bit, to start with, and then hopefully set up something where I'm drawing live, or even, explaining my photo editing process ? (it's boring in reality, though).

Would you be up for something like this ? What would you prefer ?

But would you be available ? When ?

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User #4739547 - 23 Mar 20 02:54
Posting from lockdown here in Illinois 🌽 . I'm up for whatever re: the stream's content, but Monday works a little better timing-wise. What platform are you planning on using?
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Dwam - 23 Mar 20 07:10
There is a live stream option on Patreon, it seems to be linked to Youtube. I'm gonna try tomorrow Monday - however as a first attempt, it's probably gonna be very basic and experimental :)
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User #5345883 - 23 Mar 20 11:46
twitch is kindda cool as well :)
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Dwam - 24 Mar 20 05:36
J'ai testé Youtube et Twitch, mais Youtube a un meilleur son bizarrement (là je fais à l'arrach, sans webcam, mon micro dans une autre maison, pour démarrer). Et il est relié direct à Patreon.
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User #796466 - 23 Mar 20 12:11
Not available on Wednesday but either Monday or Tuesday is fine!
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User #1006805 - 23 Mar 20 02:39
I’ll be available anytime apparently, New Zealand will be going into a full lockdown in 48 hours. So this would be great to stop me from going crazy over the next few months.
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Dwam - 23 Mar 20 07:11
Well, in my experience... every one goes through a period of anxiety and craziness with the confinement thing, which makes sense and is probably necessary somehow. I hope that will be a good distraction :)
Finch in the roots
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Last few portrait of the most graceful Finch Linden, feeding my hair fetish, from the Seattle trip.

I wanted to do something where her flowing locks answer the tangle of roots on the garden wall. The color palette was so fitting !



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Midseason's Dream : Anaïs
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2020-03-30T14:00:03+00:00
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Anaïs came to visit me in September for a last photo-session together. We've been talking for ages about a project of mine involving lots of flowers (I'll post it soon), and decided we needed to act on it before my departure.

In the meantime, I slipped her in the bathtub to do a few Midseason's Dream portraits. Anaïs is a nurse, an experienced model, and I know well her taste for flower and dreamy set-ups.


— Quelques os acerbes et des espoirs précaires
Tu n’es qu’un grand sac de peau
gorgé de lait de lune .





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User #3107108 - 19 Apr 20 21:56
Great color and lighting in this magical set!
Midseason's dream : La Belle Dame sans Merci
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Here is the portraits of my dear friend Thelma, and her ever-changing fairy face.

Thelma wanted to try the Midseason's Dream project with an all-white-flowers palette, therefore she balanced it with quite a colorful make-up.

Thelma is a Thelma and Louise's fan, a former art-history student, very passionated about classical painting and all sorts of visual arts. She's currently co-creating Sources Artisanales, a place to share and promote local art and crafts creators in Nantes and around.

La Belle Dame sans Merci
O what can ail thee, knight-at-arms,
Alone and palely loitering?
The sedge is withered from the lake,
And no birds sing.

O what can ail thee, knight-at-arms,
So haggard and so woe-begone?
The squirrel’s granary is full,
And the harvest’s done.

I see a lily on thy brow,
With anguish moist and fever-dew,
And on thy cheeks a fading rose
Fast withereth too.

I met a lady in the meads,
Full beautiful, a fairy’s child;
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
And her eyes were wild.

I made a garland for her head,
And bracelets too, and fragrant zone;
She looked at me as she did love,
And made sweet moan

I set her on my pacing steed,
And nothing else saw all day long,
For sidelong would she bend, and sing
A faery’s song.

She found me roots of relish sweet,
And honey wild, and manna-dew,
And sure in language strange she said—
‘I love thee true’.

She took me to her Elfin grot,
And there she wept and sighed full sore,
And there I shut her wild, wild eyes
With kisses four.

And there she lullèd me asleep,
And there I dreamed—Ah! woe betide!—
The latest dream I ever dreamt
On the cold hill side.

I saw pale kings and princes too,
Pale warriors, death-pale were they all;
They cried—‘La Belle Dame sans Merci
Hath thee in thrall!’

I saw their starved lips in the gloam,
With horrid warning gapèd wide,
And I awoke and found me here,
On the cold hill’s side.

And this is why I sojourn here,
Alone and palely loitering,
Though the sedge is withered from the lake,
And no birds sing.


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Celestials✨ : Stardust
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2020-03-19T09:00:02+00:00
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I've been following Zoe for a while on French twitter and on Instagram, and we've been talking online for years, trying to meet across France to take photos together. But sometimes, timing just never really wants it to happen. We kept missing out.

Then I came to Marseille, to visit my dear friend Maya, on my kind of "last-month European tour" before my departure abroad. Maya told me of someone she thought I knew, that she would see often at work, and we eventually figured out it was Zoe. Whom I contacted at once (in the middle of a hike by the ocean). I was there just 2 days, I had somehow 2 hours available the next day, and Zoe too.

It was finally happening !

I tried to throw a Celestials✨ themed portrait session, with what I had in hand. And we made Zoe personify Stardust.



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User #32152652 - 23 Mar 20 09:53
Woaaaw, this serie is gorgeous! 😍 I just love how you give us another universe every time! you and your models are so magical ✨
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Dwam - 24 Mar 20 03:58
I think zoe is extra magical
Whovian bros
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2020-03-15T13:00:03+00:00
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Ever since I met Fennel, I've been struck by his ressemblance with John Barrowman's Captain Jack Harkness in Dr Who/Torchwood. I don't mind, tho


Add to this : his best friend ever, Matthias, also sometimes has this Tenth Doctor thing, and he once told me he had a similar blue suit, so... I had to.

Ref, for the non-Whovians :


Honestly, we had to pull that photo-shooting off in like, 12 minutes. Matthias had just picked up his suit from the dry-cleaning for a wedding and he had to go almost at once, but I begged him to come just so I could snap a few portraits of him with Fennel. It was literally the only last moment we could possibly have them in the same room before we move to Canada. A nice way for me to recycle my starry background from Celestials✨

Fun fact : I found that pic when I was looking for screenshots to add to this post (and when I therefore fell back into a pit of Dr Who's memes). But I don't think any of them has seen it, and it wasn't a reference while we shot. In fact, we didn't use any reference, really, because everything happened in such a rush. And we were laughing way too much anyway.




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In the Shire
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2020-02-20T18:00:03+00:00
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For Secret Santa, I made a little illustration for Michelle, who runs Arcane Body Arts.

I knew she's a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings, and I wanted to put to good use Caitlin Ffrench's amazing handmade local pigments watercolors. Mine have glitter in it \*•*/


I started to sketch a general composition, using many pictures from my New Zealand trip as references to invent a new mixed up Hobbit's hole, with a little pine tree nursery on top of it, because, it's Canada.

Then I outlined the base with some colored Tombow pens (and that was a very poor choices of tools, cause they are not waterproof, as I found out soon enough). I hadn't done watercolors for a very long time, so, I'm quite rusty.

Then I got too focused and totally forgot to take any picture of the different stages of my process 😅 You can just see that I added the golden pigment at the end to make it look like lit windows, and I traced above a few lines that needed more definition after the water washed it away.

Voilà !

(it's quite a bad phone picture though)

I didn't want to buy wrapping paper, so I made my own. Simply with cut potatoes stamps and tattoo ink :)



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User #5345883 - 13 Apr 20 21:46
awww <3
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User #1006805 - 20 Feb 20 19:23
Very cool.
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User #796466 - 7 Mar 20 21:33
Love the details in this!
Street Portraits
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Just before I moved abroad, literally on my last week at work, I went on a quick stroll with photographer Anthony DiCaro for a few film portraits in my beloved Nantes' streets.

I love the results ! It was very sweet to get to model again.



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User #4739547 - 18 Feb 20 16:12
Love the shallow DoF in the last one.
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User #1006805 - 20 Feb 20 19:25
These are beautiful.
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