I screenshot a photo of my younger sister during a ZOOM call the other day, and spent the evening illustrating the woman I see in my head.
At the end of February, I put to image some verses I’ve leaned on during periods of uncertainty, worry, and when I needed to remind myself what I believed in. Tools used were my handy MX Ergo mouse and Adobe Illustrator.
I call these kinds of my illustrations Adult Bedtime Stories, as they are (picture books) children’s books made for adults like me.
The illustrations that follow span scripture from Matthew Chapter 6, from verses 25 to 33 in English and French.
I hope they are useful and bring comfort to anyone who stumbles on them:
Here is a link to the original illustrations:
Photo from 8.7.2018, Le Barn Hôtel, Bonnelles, France avec Les Sanceaus pour l’anniversaire de la Mamie de Cédric
For more details of the studio gallery, check it out here.
To follow Jean Jullien’s artwork, check out his Instagram
I’ve written about my admiration for this artist here in a post extolling him as the Houdini of Illustrators and again here, featuring a kinky erotic illustration video created in collaboration with his brother!
Sometimes, I like to see art because of the intrinsic beauty found in its execution of artistic virtues such as meticulous detailing or loyalty to realism, and other times, I appreciate the way it expands the boundaries of my capabilities for imagination.
In the name of art of the latter form, see here a short film:
The Coward – Statues, explores moral permissiveness and embarks on an abstract discourse on primitive attraction– the beauties or rather, curiosities involved in all that’s mating, lust, love, and sex.
Directed by the estimable illustrator, Jean Jullien, and his brother, Nicolas Jullien.
*not for the monastic hearted*
Freaky, maybe. Questionable, yes. Beautiful, too.
I appreciate a man with a great imagination.
Check out some of Jean’s saleable works here!
I’m an avid supporter of the arts, and for illustrations, Jean Jullien is my favorite artist for them by far.
The French artist’s claim to fame would arguably be at least for most public records, his impromptu illustration of the Eiffel Tower peace symbol in response to the terror attacks in France in 2015; This symbol was subsequently appropriated and propagated by every major and minor media outlet.
Here’s a recent work of his depicting the #realreal of city life, specially selected for my fellow New Yorkers: