vendredi 5 février 2016

COMMISSIONS F.A.Q



I receive commissions queries on a daily basis. I thought we could use some type of F.A.Q about that.

* Cards signing ? Yes I can! 
Here's how it works : you send your cards + you add a piece of paper with your postal address written in capital letters + you also add a tip to pay the way back (or my cup of mocha!!). All this should be shipped to an address I will give you by emailing here : villeneuvemag (a) yahoo.fr

* Want an alteration ? An artist proof with a sketch ? A custom playmat ? 
Please visit my online shop to see what's available as far as artist proofs are concerned. 
I do not provide blank playmats for the time being. You'd have to get one by yourself! émoticône grin
Such orders can always be discussed through email first : villeneuvemag (a) yahoo.fr
***IMPORTANT NOTE*** : Such commissions are not open right now. I have previous orders to finish first + a GP coming up. That's a lot of work for one Mags! As soon as commissions are open again, I will post a note on Facebook. Stay tuned!

* You are a self-published author, a private individual, and you want to commission a piece ? 
Unfortunately, this is something I can't do right now. Such commissions caused me real troubles in the past, and I decided to give up on that. Thank you for your understanding.

* You like one of my illustrations, and would love to get a higher resolution to print it for your own use on a playmat, a poster, a pillowcase ( *.*) ? 
99% of the illos I'm showing belong to the companies I'm working for. Which means I just can't hand high resolutions. 
This is also why I never post high resolution of my work. I am very respectful of my clients' rights.

* You're organizing a local tournament (Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings LCG, for example), and you would want me to paint something special for the occasion ? 
I can't. As I'm already working on these universes with other companies, it is not ethical if I produce non-official material for the use of a third party.

This FAQ doesn't answer your own specific question ? Please ask in a comment on the Facebook post, or through an email, I will be happy to answer, and it will probably be useful to someone else. 

mercredi 16 septembre 2015

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mercredi 17 juin 2015

MTG Chandra's Origin.

A glimpse at the assignment text for the illustration. 


Art director : Mark Winters. 
SET ON KALADESH
Location: A busy street on Kaladesh.
Action: We see YOUNG CHANDRA (see p. XX, but she does NOT have that steaming metal pack on her back) making her escape through the streets of Kaladesh, pursued by 2 or 3 soldiers (see [Kaladesh Captain], Art ID # XXX, for the look of the soldiers). 
Behind the soldiers we see CAPTAIN BARAL—the same person shown on p. XX (labelled “Executioner” in the Art Guide), except he has his helmet off. BARAL is tall, broad-chested and handsome, of mixed Caucasian/Indian ethnicity. He looks cool as a cucumber, and has blue highlights to his uniform.
Chandra runs toward us, maybe peeking behind her to glance at her pursuers. She’s a tough kid—she’s been in trouble many times before—so she’s not panicked, just focused on getting out of there fast. 
Focus: The focus should be on Chandra making her escape.
Mood: “Ah, crap. Those guys are going to have my head if they catch me – time to scram.”









jeudi 21 août 2014

8 years of illustration

This month, I've been officially an illustrator for 8 years.
To celebrate, for once I'm writing a note here!
In eight years, starting from absolutely nothing and not knowing anyone, I built a career beyond my highest hopes. And although I know one must never rest on their laurels and that my hard-work-everyday philosophy is just as topical as ever today, I still wanted to use these lines to thank all the people I met and who believed in me at some point.
There's been some life-changing meetings that proved to me an illustrator's life was 5% of talent, 80% of work and 15% of luck.
My only hope now is to go as far as another 8 years.

Magali