SUMMER

I realized this illustration during the summer of 2018 in La Rochelle (France) during a heat wave.

I wanted to stage my characters in a completely crazy scorching summer decor
My colorful and offbeat universe shows many things in this illustration like : water, ice creams, balloons, wind, some music, a roller-coaster, a motorcycle, a monkey, men in underwear, soccer, a cactus, a swimming pool…



It was hot, I was on vacation by the sea, the tourits looked crazy, very numerous, a veritable anthill.
This overconsumption and this momentary madness make me want to illustrate it … a sheet and a pencil in hand. Let’s Go !


“Summer” is an art print made manually in pencil in a 1M x 1M format.
I then scanned and colorized it in Photoshop.

It took me more than 30 hours to get through it.
This illustration is not an order, it’s a personal performance.






People loved it, I had a lot of feedback and poster printing requests and a black and white version for a giant coloring!

They love to look at the details, go back to the drawing several times
They also like the absurd and zany scene that emerges from the scene

Put sunscreen if it’s too hot 🙂

Lénaic BOURDELAUD

Hello !
I’m born in 1988. I leave and work at La Rochelle in France as graphist/illustrator since 2012.
I am represented by the SEKWANA roughmen and illustrators agency in Paris.
My offbeat and uninhibited style features characters in crazy situations in the middle of colorful and crazy worlds.
I draw, digitize, experiment and give meaning through word games or other graphic games …
My freedom of expression allows me to be able to almost illustrate everything and even pass messages
Behind a drawing style that may seem simple and childish is often hidden double meaning, some scenes and situations will speak to the greatest …

Some references…
Illustration of books published by Rustica Publishing between 2014 and 2018
– Chouchoutez votre Intestin, 2014
– Profil santé vitalité, 2014
– Chouchoutez votre foie, 2015
– Psychobiotiques, 2015
– Chouchoutez votre cerveau, 2016
– Chouchoutez votre cœur, 2017

– Illustration of a double page for HOM magazine in collab with WAF agency (2016)
– Illustration of about fifty non-scratch cards for Playbac editions (2014)
– Edition of t-shirts and accessories at La Strawberry, Mr Chicken, Consciousness, Redbubble and Street t-shirt.

Exhibitions :
University of La Rochelle (2012)
“Merci Louis” (2016)
Moonshake (2018)
“Doigt(s) d’auteur(s) (2018)