illustrating Célia, mon amie française

you can download this as a wallpaper (1440 x 900 res) 

Curious about the process ?

here is the first sketch :

re-drawn with Adobe Illustrator... lines, shapes, gradients, shading, patterns, patience ;) ...

and we end up on Photoshop, adding some subtle textures in the character and as a background.

As for the text, I used some cute free fonts from the great

illustrating Natalie, mi querida CostaRica friend

Here you have a series of 3 desktop wallpapers, with some poetry from my sister Maria Robertelli
( while the poetry on the green background is from Alejandro Jodorowsky ).