6.26.2012

Well I just got a huge influx of new readers from Drawn, so thanks for the feature(!) and I hope newcomers enjoy this blog.

•You can find most of my recent pen and ink work on this very blog, under the ink tag. Also, my sketchbook scans are under the sketchbook tag.
•You can also follow my work on tumblr, where I post all my pen and ink stuff and random (silly) fan arts.
•I have a twitter @NJAtom but I use it mostly only to follow other people. I still don't get Twitter.
•Also, enjoy my flickr, where I sporadically post my (somewhat touristy) photos.
•Finally, if you have any inquiries, you can email me at contact [at] nicolasdelort [dot] com.
•I will be working on a new website, because the one I have is a million years old in internet years, so don't pay attention to it.

All this made me realize I haven't posted sketches in over a year, so here's a small dump.













6.21.2012

You will hold my vigil.


Vigil - Ink on claybord - 12"x16"
Here is my piece for The Book Show, a group show curated by Seb Mesnard, at Daniel Maghen Gallery in Paris (opening in july).
I'm very humbled by the artist line-up (and the other pieces posted so far) and I feel very flattered to be included.
Depicted here is a scene from Neil Gaiman's American Gods in which Ibis & Jacquel watch from afar as the Nornes take care of stuff under the World Tree.
I'd done a first version of the illustration that was closer to the action, with a more dramatic angle, but it felt a little too melodramatic.
This dark and austere composition fits the mental image I had of the scene a little better I guess.

(On a side note, I would like to start a petition to get Jhanelle Castillo cast as Shadow)

Voici ma contribution pour la prochaine expo de Seb Mesnard, The Book Show à la Galerie Daniel Maghen.
Je suis très flatté d'avoir été invité à participer, en regardant la liste des participants..!
La scène est tirée de American Gods de Neil Gaiman. M. Ibis et M. Jacquel attendent patiemment que les Nornes fasse leur boulot ;)
J'avais fais une première version de l'image avec un cadrage plus dramatique mais au final ça rendait un peu kistch.
Cette compo un peu plus sobre et posée sied mieux a l'image que je me faisais de la scène.