Les Filles Forte

Frame series of pink and reflect blue illustrations in ballpoint ink / sketched digital pencil. Several women dancing and stretching, a trapeze artist, F is for Femme, and two woman supporting each other.

Learning new tricks is hard for old dogs, but recently I’ve been working more on my iPad Pro to integrate drawing on it into my design process. This series was testing out different brushes (finally settled on….regular old pencil) while also working on figure drawing skills. The sketches were then colored and adjusted in Photoshop.

I have yet to break out of the box on the iPad and draw on it differently than I do on paper; I still tend to use all the techniques I used when I drew in real life and had to scan all the parts to create the digital image. It might take a while before I can shift my mindset to a totally digital drawing workspace…now let’s just hope Google Translate did me right on the French translations.

Les Filles Forte – The Strong Girls
Quatre Femmes – Four Women
Aider les Autres – Help Others
Bonne Force – Good Strength

Pink and reflex blue artwork: Les Filles Fortes is French-inspired signage lettering, hand drawn on an iPad pro.
Pink and reflex blue artwork: four female figures stretching and dancing, wearing dots and stripes.
Pink and reflex blue artwork: two women supporting each other, with lots of sketched texture in their hair buns. F is for Femme (vintage drop cap) and a polka dot bow.
Pink and reflex blue artwork: a trapeze artist swings above the net, wearing a striped unitard. Bonne force.