- I wondered why a French magazine would ask a Japanese illustrator to illustrate a story by a famous French novelist. However, upon putting myself in their shoes, I came to think that it could be very interesting to assign foreign artists to illustrate famous Japanese novels. So, this was for Le chat et le casino, written by Françoise Sagan, published by the magazine MUZE. I certainly enjoyed working on the project.
- I tried to show a little about my process, explaining how I used textures. To be frank, I am not really sure what layer mode does what effect. So what I usually do is switching layer modes one after another to see how images change accordingly.
A picture is worth a thousand words. You can download and scrutinize my “unflattened” photoshop file of the above image (low-res). Beware though, there are too many layers!