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  • Eating: My emotions
Hi everyone :)

It's been a while since the last journal ;)

Just to say that i'm not working anymore on my last portrait.

The reason is simple : my nephew was playing around the drawing table and he drew on the drawing with a pen.

The drawing has a lot of marks near the eyes... so the drawing is wasted !!

So much hours on it... I'm disappointed but that's life.

Another drawing is on my future plan. The table has dust on it so I must motivate myself to start another one !

Étienne
  • Eating: My emotions
Hi everybody :)

Just few words to say that I did not stop drawing but I have to admit that the time consacred to this decreased. I'm currently working on a portrait of my brother Olivier, 28 years old. It is called "Dirty Job". I will explain the title in a future post :P

Hope you guys continue to draw !!

Étienne B.

P.S : I will post a first photo next weak. 45 hours on the drawing so far.
  • Eating: My emotions
Hi everybody :)

This is a very longgg time since the last update. I passed through difficult times in my life and inevitably, drawing was put aside. I've been also thinking a lot about my art and I wanted to be 100 % sure of my next project before starting one that will be not really representative of my present state of mind. The concept is still in progress and it will be totally different of my previous work. I hope that you will like it :)

3D experiment

Thu Mar 27, 2008, 8:36 AM
  • Drinking: Pep
Hi everybody !

Already 4 months since the last journal , I think it's time to update ;)

First of all, I want to thank everybody for the nice comments on the Armin portrait.

Last week, I tried a 3D software called zBrush. It's very powerful ! I'm currently learning it and soon I will post my first try with it. I'm very excited about learning a new medium :).

Armin is still on my drawing table and his hair makes me crazy so it advances slowly.

N.B. The final drawing will be on sale so if anyone is interested to buy it, you may send me a email and we could fix a price.

Clubs :

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Back to the drawing table :)

Sun Dec 9, 2007, 11:30 PM
  • Listening to: Jason Mraz
  • Watching: Cars by Pixar
  • Drinking: Pepsi, nothing else !
Hi everybody !

So.... I think I'm still alive ;) Another month still the last journal entry !

I've been offline since 1 week and I did'nt draw at all during this period. When I connected to my account this friday I was shocked to see all those very nice comments about the Daily Deviation. I'm honoured. I've read every single comment and I want to thank all of those who take 1 min to leave a little comment. I appreciate this. Really !

About the Armin Mersmann's portrait, after 15 hours of work, I've decided to restart it (It seems a bad habit is growing...).I overworked the area near the nose and the paper had difficulties to grab additionnal graphite layers so I've decided to start with the nose this time just for the fun.

I've realized that the choice of the first area to start with will affect the final result and I' confident that the nose is a good choice for this drawing :)

I'm hesitant to post the new version cuz it has only a very small portion completed (2 inches by 2 inches)... Should I post it anyway ?

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Happier than ever :)

Wed Nov 7, 2007, 7:06 PM
  • Listening to: Jason Mraz
  • Watching: Cars by Pixar
  • Drinking: Pepsi, nothing else !
Hi everybody !

1 month passed since the last journal entry so there's a brand new one :p

I'm still unemployed but I'm happier than ever. I have a beautiful wife and my little baby made his first step last week :)

I'm currently working on a special portrait that has a lot of meaning for me. The size is 18x24 so it's the biggest portrait that I ever did. I will reduce the amount of update to 3 or in my WIP cuz it's time consuming and also it can be very boring at long term.

I have worked about 10 hours on it and I'm very proud of myself so far :) I'm really looking forward to share it !


Thanks to all who visited my deviant page ! It is very appreciated :)

Take care ;)

Étienne Brûlé

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A new beginning ! :)

Thu Sep 27, 2007, 7:27 AM
  • Listening to: Jason Mraz
  • Watching: Cars by Pixar
  • Drinking: Pepsi, nothing else !
Hi everybody :)

First of all, I would like to thanks ALL who leave comments and critics during the drawing process of my father's portrait. Your reactions make me very happy and I'm glad that you guys like the final result !

Your words means a lot to me and I apologize if I did't reply to every comment.... I think it could be very redundant so I prefer to write a journal entry especialy for this purpose ;)

After the bad news, I'm motivated to accept new challenge and to dedicate myself to my passion of drawing. I'm working on my project named : "Sylvie's souvenir". I'm having A LOT of fun to draw it because the principal reference is a 30 years old 4x6 photo so it gives me liberty to add or accentuate little details. I worked about 5 hours on it so far. I will post a WIP next week :)

Étienne B.

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  • Listening to: Jason Mraz
  • Drinking: Pepsi, nothing else !
Today, I've lost my day job that I liked so much for more than 2 years. It was totally unexpected. "Administration decision" they've said to me...

I feel betrayed and shocked :|...

No need to say that It wasn't the most beautiful day of my life... In 1 seconde, our life can change dramatically. It happens to me. I try to stay positive and to have confidence in the future. I have to ;)

Little positive point : more time to dedicate to my passion : drawing :)

Another consolation... This week-end, I've got a commission from my father-in-law to draw his 16 years old sister who passed away 35 years ago.

She was suffering from severe heart anomalies. My father-in-law is 44 years old now, his sister passed away 35 years ago and he still not totally accepts his death.
I was honored to having the chance of drawing her because he trusts me for doing such a emotionnal portrait.

Also, he gaves me liberty on the concept of the drawing so I was very excited about it :D I will try my first ever elaborate background so It will be a great challenge. My reference is a standard 4x6 photo and it will be another 11x14 portrait. I prefer this size compared to bigger paper like 16x20 or 18x24.

Aside that, I will finish my father's portrait this week (Approx. 62-63 hours will be necessary to complete it)

(*If anyone is interested for a drawing commission. I'm open to all suggestions !:))
  • Listening to: Jason Mraz
  • Drinking: Pepsi, nothing else !
Hi everybody :)

It's rainy here in Quebec... the perfect time to start a new drawing :)

I've just finished the photo session for my next subject of drawing : my father (I like to call him my Popo :P)

It will be the same size of my mother drawing (11x14). I will visit my father-in-law this week-end and I hope to have time to start the outlines :). I hope he will like it !

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  • Listening to: Jason Mraz
  • Drinking: Pepsi, nothing else !
Yesterday, it was my birthday :) 22 years old !!

During the day, I tried to play golf for the first time of my life. It was kind of ... "special" :)
At the end of the day, my skin was litterally burning !!! I had a big sunstroke all over my face. I look like a raccoon now... the most beautiful birthday gift of my life.... Whatever !

Presently, I work on my girlfriend drawing and I must admit that I'm a lot discouraged and unmotivated... Already 35 hours on it and It doesn't meet my expectations. I wanted to scrape it and start another one but after a long reflexion, I decided to continue and finish it :) I will post another update this week.


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Hi, my name is Étienne Brûlé and I'm 21 years old. I have a beautiful girlfriend named Jessica and I'm a new father of a beautiful baby, Félix, who is now 9 months years old. This winter, I've decided to draw more seriously and make "finished" pieces. So there are my first try :). Hope you will like it :)
  • Listening to: Jason Mraz
  • Watching: Musique Plus
  • Drinking: Pepsi, nothing else !