The Wolf and the Hawk ~ Ladyhawke Lines

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We’re pretty happy to share with you the lines for the illustration we did of Ladyhawke. In case you missed the final version, you can check it ►here◄.
Every now and then, we feel it’s also interesting to give a peek at the linework since it’s usually covered or merely hinted on the colouring stage.
You can also see a closer sneak peek on this previous post.

★Stay inspired★

The Wolf and the Hawk ~ Ladyhawke

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Always together, eternally apart

The nostalgia bug decided to pay us a visit!
Part of the 80s fantasy boom, Ladyhawke is a charming fairy tale movie that we hold dearly to our hearts.

Without going too deeply into the plot -and we came across dozens of lovely articles about it- the movie introduces us to Isabeau and Navarre who are cursed lovers.
Though always together, the two are kept apart by a demonic spell that steals their human forms.
Navarre turns into a wolf by night and Isabeau into a hawk by day. Only for the merest fraction, during either twilight or dawn do they almost see each other, but even then, their minds are still lost in their animal form.

How tragic and wondrous for a young heart! <- that was us.

But since we are still hopeless romantic fools, we decided to give a go at drawing the ethereal and beautiful Isabeau and her faithful love, the fierce Navarre. More than trying to do our own version of these fated lovers, we could only see them as the actors in the movie Ladyhawke, and since it came out before the book we feel that it’s even more fitting.

We get the feeling we will be revisiting this theme in future illustrations along with the movie and we really enjoyed trying to make the characters look like Rutger Hauer as Navarre and Michelle Pfeiffer as Isabeau.

We hope you get the chance to watch it sometime or to re-watch! And you can also check the linework sneak peek for this illustration right ►here◄.

★Enjoy your weekend and stay inspired!★

A Japanese Folk Tale: Yuki Onna Wip

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In fear of the Yuki Onna’s wrath from knowing we have two Japanese Yuki Onna themed movies lined up but haven’t come around to watch them, we thought it would be a good idea to share with you the sketch stage of the Yuki Onna illustration as an appeasing resource (inking and light colouring was done digitally).

The weather is also getting better over here, which makes us wonder: do Yuki Onna yokai hibernate during spring?…

★Have a great weekend and stay inspired!★

Shin Megami Tensei – Alice WIP

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Alice’s smile makes you wonder what her goal really is…

Hi everyone,
Here’s a sneak peek of the lines for an illustration of Alice, a character from the game series “Shin Megami Tensei”. More about her soon!
(This is a traditional sketch coloured digitally)

★Until then, stay inspired★