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Collages by Julien Pacaud

Julien Pacaud is a French artist and illustrator, living and working in Paris, France. Before becoming an illustrator, he was, by turns : an astrophysician, an international snooker player, a hypnotist and an esperanto teacher. He hopes he can someday have enough free time to devote himself to his real passion : time travel. 
In the meantime, he create images free-lance and is represented in France, by Talkie Walkie agency. Follow him on Flickr and Facebook.

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posted by Margaret

“Dicono che la morte sia più dura per chi sopravvive.
È difficile dire addio, a volte è impossibile, in realtà non smetti mai di sentire la perdita.”

— Meredith Grey // Grey’s Anatomy, 9x01.


(Collage mio, crediti foto: calzona-stxrm // Tumblr.)

anonymous asked:

Dearest Paexie, I really admire your art and envy (in a good way) your anatomy skills. Do you mind if I ask what method you use to draw bodies? I tried many anatomy books for artists, with different construction methods, but they aren't that effective for me. Did you used any books to learn how to draw anatomy? Big hug, I wish the best for you.

Past posts about this: x - x

As far as I know, I don’t have a method??? I just follow what I observed and what I like most from that research. I use something akin to loomis, but I also just freehand the whole thing until it looks ok. I make large collages of references, usually whole bodies, not just hands, heads and feet and have them next to my canvas. I hoard visuals and breakdowns that look interesting and fun to me. I draw until I feel satisfied with it or give up on it.

Maybe you are too focused with how others do it? Focus on how you feel it should be done. Make the effort to study the human body. Trace it. Simplify it. Deconstruct it in a way that makes sense to you and rebuild it on your own.

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’…and yet how much j o y they took from simply being in the same room.’

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