Thursday, 19 February 2015

New Jupiter Ascending concepts!!

Hi guys,
I'm allowed to show a few more concepts from this very exciting fun ride that was Jupiter Ascending.

To see more, please go to:


Monday, 26 January 2015

Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel concept art!

I did all those concepts about 4 years ago, a short time before I left Double Negative and just came upon this article yesterday. It was quite a nice surprise to find out that those pictures were still alive somewhere on the World Wide Web ;)

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Jupiter Ascending concept art!

Warner just released a lookbook online, featuring some of the concepts we created for Jupiter Ascending. For obvious life threatening reasons, I can only release those few for now, but soon I'll post more. The 2 Orous (or Orus as it is officially written) pics were done at a very early stage, the Abrasax landing pad is from the London pre-production period.

On a side note, the far background spaceship on the Abrasax landing pad picture is based on George Hull's design.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Sci-fi landscapes!

I've been busy lately working on a few vey exciting films but here are a couple of pictures done a few weeks ago in my spare time. Some sort of water dam (on a far away planet as it should be) and an alien outpost of some sort ;)

Friday, 9 May 2014

And the world keeps spinning...

Here is a Photoshop colored version of a little brush pen sketch I did a few weeks ago.
I haven't posted very often lately but I haven't been slacking either as I have been involved in a few very exciting movies involving super heroes...
I am currently working on my website as I never bothered making one before and it's taking much longer that I expected to go through all the concepts/paintings/sketches and other doodles that I produced these last few years (and before). One good thing though: it's reassuring to see that you improve and learn a new thing every day. As they say, it's all about the journey...

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Wallace Collection sketches

I am not allowed just yet to post any of the concept work I've done on Cloud Atlas or most of the projects I've worked on this year but in the meantime, here are a couple of sketches. They were done at the Wallace collection where we've been with Simon this weekend.
Black marker pens for the blacks and line work and gray values in Photoshop.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Armour sketches

It's been a while since my last post as I've been very busy at Method working on some exciting stuff :)
I won't be able to show anything from this project before a while but here are a couple of sketches I've done this Sunday while at The Wallace Collection with my good friend Simon.
The little Japanese red stamp is the phonetic interpretation of my name "Philippe". This stamp was a great gift from Yuko's Mum that she got made by a craftman and artist in  Izumo-taisha (出雲大社 Izumo Grand Shrine.

Hope you like them, I'll try and post more regularly from now on, including more film work ;)

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Moebius/Jean Giraud passed away today...

(8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012)

It is very hard to express how much he meant to me as an artist and surely to several generations of artists around the globe.
He constantly reinvented himself throughout his long and prolific career and has been part or influenced some of the most iconic movies of all time such as Alien, Tron, Blade Runner, the Abyss... etc as well as being an amazing comic book artist and illustrator (The Incal, Arzach, Blueberry...).
I still can't believe he's gone but he will without any doubt continue to influence generations of artists to come...

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Tokyo sketches...

We just came back from a trip to Japan to visit Yuko's family.
Here are a some of the sketches I've done in my little Moleskine sketchbooks: mostly very quick ones as we ran around all the time.
I used a classic big marker (round tip) and a brush pen (love those ones!).

Friday, 25 March 2011

Japan Tsunami...

For those of you who haven't had a chance to donate for Japan yet, please don't forget that despite the fact that the Japan Tsunami story isn't making first page anymore it doesn't mean that the problem is over...
Between the thousands of people still missing, the food contamination problem ("Analysts expect a negative impact on export growth in the months to come" ) the people who lost their entire family, their home, or both, and the huge economic impact for Japan, it will take years to recover...

"More than 9,000 people have died in the disaster, thousands are injured and at least 12,000 are missing. Many people are living in evacuation centres as 14,000 homes have been destroyed and around 100,000 are damaged."

If you want to help (even if it is just a few pounds), here is the address for the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal:

And for those of you living in London, here is a piano concert where we will go with Yuko on the 30th of March: 100% of proceeds from tickets sales will go to the appeal. You can check it out here:

Thank you very much in advance...


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

More bus, underground and table corner doodles...

Here are a few more sketches (shaded in Photoshop).
As soon as I have a bit more time, I'll post some more of these as my collection of sketchbooks start piling up :)

Monday, 7 March 2011


Those sketches were originally done in one of the tiny Moleskine sketchbooks that I carry everywhere with me. Very handy to block out some quick ideas or just sketch anything or anyone without being noticed. I probably did those ones in the tube on the Northern line.
Tarzan wasn't one of the passengers though.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Little sketches...

I am still recovering from a cold, actually, one of the worst cold I've had in a long time. It seems that probably half the company got it too this year, thanks to our state of the art air conditioning :) ...
Anyway, thought I'd post those sketches I've done of my little Yuko a few weeks ago while at the restaurant.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Harry potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1)

I haven't posted much lately, so here are a few concepts I've made back at MPC nearly 2 years ago for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The first one was for Bathilda (actually "Nagini-Bathilda"). The idea was to design one of the steps of her transformation into the snake: the skin would peel off like a snake's skin and the eyes would slowly die out...
I had already left MPC (to Dneg) by the time this sequence was finalised and on screen, the transformation is actually fairly quick.
The sketches are researches for Voldemort's Horcruxes: the brief I had been given at the time was describing a less ethereal entity than the one which ended up in the movie (which I think is probably more adequate and sinister than my version).
I have done a few more concepts for this movie last year and am currently working on some more for the last episode as well a a few other projects.
Hope you guys enjoyed those pictures :)

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Big horns buddy...

Just a little "demon type creature" that I've sketched last week while pitching on a new movie for Double Negative. This sketch has absolutely nothing to do with the movie though...
I guess it's easy to get sidetracked :)
You might have noticed that the dark demon version is very painful to the eyes because of the white background but he's a demon after all, he's not meant to be nice with us poor humans with our weak little eyes.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Otagi temple...

A little sketch I've done a few weeks ago during our trip to Japan.
There are 1200 small stone statues in the surrounding gardens of this temple (near Kyoto) and every single one of them has got a different face.
It is said that if you look for it, you will find your own face...

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Dogo Argentino studies

Here are some studies from ref that I've done a couple of months ago.
An illustration should have followed those sketches... it was part of our very organized and clever plan (at the time) with my friend Simon to make an illustration/week, but I guess we both got sidetracked because it never happened...
Maybe some time soon...

Should I also mention that this was only the third one of a list... of 100!

Oh well...

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Jungle, green, mosquitos, more green... and a sword.

Very busy at the moment so I only had time for a jungle doodle :)

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Homage to "The Iron Giant"

It wasn't originally meant to be an homage but after a few people told me "oh it's the Iron Giant isn't it?" I didn't really have a choice :)
Gotta watch it again soon!

Thursday, 20 May 2010


Hi guys, I haven't posted for a while
but here are some of the concepts I've done at Double Negative vfx for the movie Iron Man 2. I had the chance to get some of my work published in "The Art of Iron Man 2" book :)
Some of them are the usual digital paintings while others are look development concepts digitally painted on top of a plate or a render to define the look of a particular shot. It is entirely done with Photoshop (apart from the sketches). I hope you guys will enjoy it and congratulations to the team at DNeg who has done such an amazing job on the very challenging "Monaco Grand Prix" sequence! ;)