Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Winnie's 80th Birthday.

An Anniversary book is going to be published with 80 interpretations of this little bear and his friends by 80 different Artists. I don't know yet if mine are going to be in the book, but here they are.

You can check Matt's ones here.


32 comments:

Boris Hiestand said...

damn you those are so sweet.
Always love your Pooh drawings

Smook said...

These are great Stef! I love the fact that in the first one, you can still see the outline of Pooh and a bit of Tigger's foot through the book! I first thought it was part of the book design.

There's a lovely charm to the bottom one! Love them both! Hope they are in the book along with Matt's!

edhead said...

they're both great but that felt tip one is su-perrrrb!!!!

Stef said...

-Thanks Boris!

-Hey Mike! I wanted to play with transparencies, that's my thing of the moment, I love doing this on photoshop, create some kind of depth, when you don't really know what's in the front or behind.
The bottom one is part of a series of thumbnails I've done, they were a great exercise for me, to illustrate a lot of different little scenes with pantone markers.
How's the brush pen sketching doing ?

-Thanks Ed! might see you this evening at the life drawing class!

Matt J said...

Top one's sweet - upside down book is a nice touch. Great pose on Piglet in the second one. Streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetch that piggy.

Both deserve to be in the book. Have Gerbs & Fred done an image too? 80 artists - why wasn't I asked? Poohsticks . . .

Stef said...

Merci mon cher Ami! Gerb is still working on it and Fred is done, Fred will probably start a blog soon he said!
I'm sure they forgot to ask you, or they're going to do a special leather cover edition with 80 Jones Winnie illustrations!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Tres tres jolie dessin ma motorcyclete amis!

willipino said...

great drawings. the marker sketch is lovely, and the top one is so cool with the tranparency element.

Alina Chau said...

lovely illustrations!

Yaxin said...

charming line you got there with
Piglet

Dan Thompson said...

These ar great. a lot of personality to the top one and it is a nice touch with transparent book.

UM said...

I have always loved Tigger. Your Tigger drawings are a reminder of the Tigger I always loved. If it's not chosen, then screw the panel. You got my vote!

Cedric said...

Great work! Hope you make it into the book.

the doodlers said...

What everybody else said. Especially the top one with the upside down book is terrific.

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

Hey stephane,
i 'm actually hurrying to finish a new watercolor for the book. I had plans for some other stuff but concept was rejected. also i have some older renderings i've done which i'll submit. good luck, not that you'll need it.

UrbanBarbarian said...

Oh man! I love your color approach and PS design take on these classic characters. Really updates them and still maintains their timeless appeal.

Elliot said...

Hey pal.
I've tried to reply to your email but for some reason it keeps rejecting it.
Here's what I wrote:
"Mate! – if you don’t know of Tove’s work, you can find some of it here http://www.zepe.de/tjillu/hobbit/index.html and show all the other artists you can find.
She’s not that well known and she’s an inspiration.
She died only a few year ago, after writing and illustrating comic strips, books, posters for 60 or so years.
She’s remarkable"
Cheers!

Stef said...

Thanks Wilipino, Alina, Yacin.

Dan! all the best for you new job at Cartoon Network!

Thank you very much for you nice words Uli, very much appreciated, it means a lot to me when you like my work, we miss you in the blog world!

Thanks Cedric!

Doodlers, I love playing this transparencies at the moment, it's creating funny depth in the drawings.

Thanks John! you have a lot of superb illustrations you've done with Winnie, I remember one painting I saw from you a while ago, it's on your website I think, Winnie and Piglet in acrylic I believe...beautiful! Hope we'll all be in this book.

Thanks UrbanBarbarian, it's a nice compliment, this is exactly what I'm looking for when I'm trying to develop a new way to design and color Winnie.

Thanks Elliot, I'll check this out. and thanks for the Winnie drawings you've sent me!

armee said...

The sketch at the bottom is pure life !
Keep it coming...

Jeff Shelly said...

Hey stef I hope they use it for the cover.It's amazing. I just finished my pooh version for the book. I have it at Disney so I'll put it on my blog tomorrow.
THanks Jeff

Tina said...

Both are lovely and the first one really suits the book but me I prefer the second quick one.

.. go for the honey or hold on to Piglet??!!..

... see I do check you out... xx

martin wittig said...

Both are great! The second ones my favorite!

Wynne Chen said...

I love pooh bear!!
Happy Birthday! Pooh~~

gur-B said...

Awesome ! ..and..uh.. go for the honey ! Always!

Stef said...

Thanks Armee.

Thanks Jeff! do you have the biscuit?

Thank you my love! xxx

Thanks Martin.

Hey Wynne, are you working for Disney?

Aaaah, Gur-b! thought you'd left the blog world to live in a cave somewhere, creating more mad beautiful characters.
Thank you! post yours!

gur-B said...

" to live in a cave" ...Dude,,that cave is my desk at work,,,,there are styleguides and sh*t loads of poses that had to be made for work !!!

Yours blogging again,

Gur-B

donnachada said...

What a lovely feeling you have in these drawings Stef. Really, really nice stuff.

alberto mielgo said...

Beautifull.
I like the detail of the book up-side down.

Jez Hall said...

They're ace! Love the bottom one.

louis said...

y'a pas à dire, tu te débrouilles plus que bien... damned, chuis jaloux, j'crois...
Est ce que la première illus de winny est entièrement fait sous flash (ou autre...) ou bien le dessin est-il encore fait à la main ? parce que la ligne a une sorte de vibration, d'incertitude qui me plait bien, tout en restant tendue...

En tout cas voir tes updates est toujours un plaisir...

Stef said...

Thanks Donnachada!

Hey Alberto! thank you, you talented man!

Thanks Jez!

Merci Louis, j'ai fait le dessin sur papier, scanne puis toute la couleur sur photoshop, ainsi que l'encrage.
Merci de passer sur mon blog!

Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Very nice!