Bonjour!

Welcome to le Lapin dans la Lune. My name is Delphine, I'm a French artist living in California, welcome!

Mum is the word.

I have been experimenting with felt pens and black ink. They don't mix together so well. I had to reverse the usual way, which is to sketch, ink and finish with color, to sketch a little ( just for structure and only if necessary ) , then color ( which is now involved in the sketching process) then ink. The way I work it it doesn't smudge, and with some nice paper the colors make  nice, neat shapes. It goes my way, too, since colors are my favorite part, and I like that color comes first before the shape. It's a different way to think from classic illustration : and it suits me.

Il y a des mots, comme chrysanthème, qui je connais dans plusieurs langues, et qui ont une symbolique si différente ( fleur des morts en France, de l'empereur au Japon, symbole ensoleillé de l'automne en Californie) que je n'arrive jamais à retrouver le nom dans la bonne langue. Je note ici, avec dessin, et pour memoire, chrysanthème, mum, kiku, en espérant que parce que j'ai dessiné le problème,la solution restera . On a le droit de rêver.

La vie en rose

Melted beads