Friday, May 26, 2017

Procrastination

Procrastination
Honey, are you ready?
Almost! ...just five more minutes...
#pascalcampion

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Street dwellers

Street dwellers 


Growing up in France we had a lot of those little cobble stone streets. They were nice but at 2 or 3 Am after a fun night out they were magical! With the little bistro lights hanging out and no one in site and the big shadows..

I know it’s just a sketch but sometimes, sketches like this make me happier than full blown illustrations.
It’s funny what motivates us as  artists in general. It’s usually not money although being paid a lot of money is nice and most of us dream about making a lot of it with our art.... when we think about it.. but mostly, motivation comes by doing a GREAT piece of art. Further more.. the piece of art has to be great in OUR eyes. We love being able to deal with a difficult problem and find a solution we had not yet thought of, or doing happy accidents and getting a  fantastic balance between the technical and the intuitive aspect of our work.. When we feel we've done something better than what we've ever done before.. we feel good.It breaks our heart when other people don't see that and we tend to seek other people's approval of our art because it's a way for us to know that the intense stories that we live in our head actually have a connection and make an impact on the outside world.BT.. public approbation does NOT make an artist happy.. IF this artist doesn't think his work is worth it. That's a funny thing.... you can praise heaps and heaps of compliments on someone's work and it will feel....nice... most of the time, but it will definitely not take precedence over the feeling the artist has of his /her own work. This is where the feeling of being a hack comes from. 
We always hear "no pain no gain".. we tend to think that you have to work hard at something if you want to get  better... and when we do a piece that takes us NO effort and people LOVE it, we feel like we've cheated. This feeling is reinforced when we actually work HARD at a piece and people barely take notice at all.
The best though... is when as an artist you feel like you've worked hard, HAVE learned something AND the public recognizes your work AND you make a million bucksThen... yeah.... that's awesome.But money alone is not a great motivator for artists.

As usual..this is just my opinion and you are free to disagree!
#pascalcampion

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A quiet place for a talk

A quiet place for a talk
#pasclcampion

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The cat came back.

The cat came back.
2015
#pascalcampion
_shhhh... be quiet or you might spook him

Monday, May 22, 2017

My kind of party!

My kind of party!


2014 #wolverine #Marvel #PascalCampion



ANd my first cover for MArvel comics!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Little slice of heaven

Little slice of heaven
Also known as late night snack.
#pascalcampion #memories

Art world

Art world
I get really confused with art sometimes so I was trying to do a schematic to better understand it.
#pascalcampion

Saturday, May 20, 2017

They’re back!

They’re back!!
No matter how old I am, each time I see fireflies it makes my heart beat faster, just like when I was a kid . I always think that feeling is gone forever and boom, it comes out of nowhere again and again.  Kind of cool.
#pascalcampion #fireflies

Friday, May 19, 2017

Rain drops.

Rain drops.
I’m not sad, I just like watching the rain fall....slowly...
#pascalcampion

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Warmer than ever.

Warmer than ever.
#pascalcampion

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tandem in the park.

Tandem in the park.
Just because...
#pascalcampion

When you realize it’s actually tougher than you thought.

When you realize it’s actually tougher than you thought.
#pascalcampion #parenting #wherearetheinstructions

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Longings.

Longings.
#pascalcampion

Monday, May 15, 2017

Close friends.

Close friends.
My images tend to be fairly straightforward, but sometimes I think they turn out to be metaphors. like this one... Very often I feel like I’ve run out of ideas, that I have nothing left to draw, that I’ve simply lost it( or worse.. I never really “had it”) and I feel down and just.. kind of let go. And when I do, I relax, and open myself to totally different experiences ( in this case feeding the birds) and all of sudden.. ideas come back. But if I try to hard to catch on, they’ll fly away, like the birds. It’s probably better to just let the idea come to you and work with it and respect it. Feels like you never OWN an idea, they just go from window to window, from season to season and all you can do is hang out with them for a bit, enjoy the experience and do the best with the time you have with it. If you hang on too hard to it , you might be stopping other ideas from coming and you might crush the one you already have.
Again.. this is just Monday morning thinking.
#pascalcampion

Sunday, May 14, 2017

It’s good to be the MOM ( today!)

It’s good to be the  MOM ( today!)
#pascalcampion #HappyMothersDay!
For my amazing wife and mother of our three little (almost) Angels!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Remember that moment in the train?

Remember that moment in the train?
Felt like magic...
#pascalcampion

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

People, just amazing, beautiful awful everyday people.

People, just amazing, beautiful awful everyday people.
Another one of those periods when there is too much going on to do proper sketches so I'm back to exploring different things!
#pascalcampion #sketches
 
 

Story time last night.

Story time last night.
We were reading Strega Nona met her match!!
#pascalcampion

Sketch artist

Sketch artist
#pascalcampion

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Ziiiiiiiiiiiip.

Ziiiiiiiiiiiip.
Pop?
yes max?
I’m sorry I broke the umbrella.
It’s ok Max, I’m sorry I got upset with you.
I won’t do it again.
You know Max, it’s by doing stuff, trying new things that you learn and you grow. I don’t want you to stop doing that, just be more careful.
Do you regret doing things like that when you were a kid?
.... You know, I regret most the things I DIDN’T do then the things I actually did.
What does that mean?
Its mean that I’d rather you try things and experience the world and make mistakes sometimes rather than you never trying anything.. it also means that I love you a lot.
I love you too.
#pascalcampion


Monday, May 08, 2017

Slowing down.

Slowing down.
There is something about slowing down that makes you think differently and when you think differently your senses pick up the world around you in a different way and you literally see a whole new universe of colors and forms and sensations. I use to think the world was just ONE way but I’m realizing it really is a thousand different ways
#pascalcampion

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Lost together.

Lost together.
From 2016.
-Hey!!
-HEY!!
-I am lost...can you help me?
-I’m lost too...
-.....
-....
-I’ve an idea!
-...What’s that?
-How about if we are lost TOGETHER!
That way, I’d feel less scared.
-Me too!
-wow.. it’s actually fun to be lost together.-yeah..doesn’t really feel like being lost at all!
#pascalcampion



Saturday, May 06, 2017

Somewhere, right now.

Somewhere, right now.
I’m always thinking that everybody is  the hero of his/her own narrative AND a secondary character in someone else’s..
The idea that incredibly powerful and life changing stories are happening right now probably just a few moments away from where we are is always mind boggling to me.
#pascalcampion

Friday, May 05, 2017

Why is pleasure is so close to pain?

Why is pleasure is so close to pain?
#pascalcampion

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Once in a while.

Once in a while.
What do you mean what do I want to be when I grow up? I don’t even know what I want to be NOW!
Sometimes, I just want to BE. Can’t that be enough once in a while?
#pascalcampion

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Way Off Broadway.

Way Off Broadway.
#pascalcampion

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

In May.

In May.
#pascalcampion

Monday, May 01, 2017

Heaven is a place on earth.....

Heaven is a place on earth..... in a bathtub to be precise.
#pascalcampion #BelindaCarlisle