Pyrénée by Régis Loisel and Philippe Sternis

by KK

Régis Loisel and Philippe Sternis - Pyrénée (1998) (1)

Régis Loisel and Philippe Sternis – Pyrénée (1998) (1)

The theme of the wild child, a pure innocent who lives among the animals, is usually the preserve of boys like Mowgli and Tarzan.  But there is one prime example that makes use of a little girl, and that is Pyrénée. Rescued by a bear from the ruins of her home, she lives free from human society but must learn how to rejoin it. The book takes a comfortable, quiet approach to Pyrénée’s relaxed relationship with the bear, a fox, and a blind eagle as they lead her to understanding who she is.

Régis Loisel and Philippe Sternis - Pyrénée (1998) (2)

Régis Loisel and Philippe Sternis – Pyrénée (1998) (2)

Pyrénée slowly absorbs life’s lessons from the animals and learns what she can of humanity from random found artifacts. She becomes attached to bottles, which she assumes are curious rocks. Other items, like this coat supplied by the eagle, are more confusing and discarded when Pyrénée finds no further use for them.

Régis Loisel and Philippe Sternis - Pyrénée (1998) (3)

Régis Loisel and Philippe Sternis – Pyrénée (1998) (3)

Pyrénée was written by Régis Loisel and illustrated by Philippe Sternis.  A botchy English translation can be found here.

Welcome to Lolicon: ZekromLullaby

Interesting things can happen all the time. Hello, nice to meet you all. I’m an artist that goes online by many names, but you can just call me Zek. I’m from Honduras and I have been drawing nudes online for only the past 4 to 5 years.

Ever since I was a child, I used to draw. I never quite understood why but I always had some fascination with nudity; it was obviously innocent but at the same time it was something that marked my future years. I remember drawing a lot of nude bodies when I was 6, I fell in love with Renaissance painting and sculpture and, as a matter of fact, I used to watch Dragon Ball among other animes, which showed full nudity in some of the child characters. So that is how different art forms got mixed up in my head. Fast forward a few years, and I was discovering certain art communities online, for example Deviantart.

Many readers of this site may not be familiar with modern Japanese art styles. Japan is unusual in being well-known for allowing things like nudity and sex in some of their cartoons, but not all animes are sexual or feature mature material. I don’t normally draw in the anime style; I have done it, but isn’t my usual inspiration.

ZekromLullaby - Adelie (2014)

ZekromLullaby – Adelie (2014)

This was an older drawing of mine in an anime-like style. Adelie is a young alien girl who appears in my favorite episode of the Space Dandy anime. There’s a Japanese term used to describe young girls in art like mine, Loli or Lolicon. Of course I draw a lot more but this site focuses on young female artwork.

There are very few art sites that allow you to really draw nude young characters. I was honored to be allowed to write for Pigtails in Paint. This must be one of the most peculiar sites I’ve visited.

Even with the censorship I usually needed to put to my works, you can easily find people willing to insult and hurt you and your work; it’s always part of defending your ideals.

As you will see, I like to experiment and try new styles and techniques. I include mostly works from this year because I’m improving still and only wanted to include what I feel is worth it.

Let’s start with my drawings.

ZekromLullaby - Winnie (2015)

ZekromLullaby – Winnie (2015)

ZekromLullaby - Winnie's Halloween (2015)

ZekromLullaby – Winnie’s Halloween (2015)

Winnie Werewolf is a young cub who appears in the Hotel Transylvania (2012) and Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) movies. The movies inspired me to draw her. She was sincerely adorable in both movies. My first one became the most famous drawing of this set, so I decided to make the second one for Halloween. I spent a lot of time experimenting in a more traditional painting style, even though both drawings are fully digital.

Genndy Tartakovsky et al - Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Genndy Tartakovsky et al – Hotel Transylvania (2012)

On the internet there’s a subculture called “Furry Fandom” and their members are called furries. Many furries like mature or suggestive artwork featuring anthropomorphic characters (characters that are both humanoid and animal, but are able to think and feel just like humans). I don’t see myself as a furry, but many artist friends and most of my followers are furries.

ZekromLullaby - Princess Chysalis (2015)

ZekromLullaby – Princess Chysalis (2015)

This next drawing was a small experiment I want to repeat one of this days. It’s a humanized and younger version of a villain from the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series. This is one of my favorite fast drawings.

ZekromLullaby - Cub Tigress (2015)

ZekromLullaby – Cub Tigress (2015)

Another character I really like is Master Tigress from the Kung Fu Panda franchise. There’s a short TV special featuring her as a child. I wanted to draw her while she was having some fun undressing, probably before taking a bath.

ZekromLullaby - Gleck and Flock (2015)

ZekromLullaby – Gleck and Flock (2015)

The goblins are naked by this age according to some folklore tales. They are characters created by a friend of mine and fellow artist who goes by the name TheMushman. Examples can be found here and here.

ZekromLullaby - Milly (2015)

ZekromLullaby – Milly (2015)

Now Camilia (“Milly”), is a character created by a very talented furry artist, Brian Christy Burke, better known as Drake Fenwick. There’s a backstory for her. According to Milly’s lore, when children are left in the malls they become the mall’s property and are forced to work for whatever store payed for them. Milly was owned by a store very similar to Hot Topic. She loves to wear Gothic clothes and do any type labor for the store. On my picture she is holding some small discount banners to attract customers. She is featured in only a few online comics. This drawing had different variations. In this case, Milly is a Goth young girl who likes to be topless in public places.

ZekromLullaby - Jinjing-Yu (2015)

ZekromLullaby – Jinjing-Yu (2015)

I was considering not including this drawing because technically this character isn’t a child. She’s already a full adult, but even so her body is anthropomorphic in a way that makes her torso still resemble a dog, which gives the young-looking illusion. Yet I believe her design looks young enough to be featured here. She was created by my good friend Tchaikovsky.

ZekromLullaby - La Gardevoir Desnuda (2015)

ZekromLullaby – La Gardevoir Desnuda (2015)

As a small tribute to Goya. One of the most influential nudes ever made is known as La Maja Desnuda. I wanted to make my own interpretation of it since I was a child. I made a Pokémon my model for it, and couldn’t be happier with the decision; that give a fresh look to it.

ZekromLullaby - Raindrop (2015)

ZekromLullaby – Raindrop (2015)

How could I complete this without at least one of my own characters. And since everything here has been digital, I thought it would be good to show something done on real paper. She’s named Raindrop Roses and even if her profile and backstory says she’s centuries old, I believe there’s a place for her here. I have a lot of plans for this girl—even a future comic.

ZekromLullaby - Shadow (2015)

ZekromLullaby – Shadow (2015)

Let me conclude this with my most recent girl drawing. She’s Shadow, one character from the webcomic The Monster Under the Bed. When the comic starts she’s only 8 years old. Her design really made me draw her on the very first night I discovered the comic. She will grow up to become a great monster-woman, but I wanted to show how nice she is already.

And this will be all for now. Thanks for such an opportunity. I’ll be working on more art in the future, maybe if people have an interest, I could talk with the staff and post more. If you have any questions just leave a comment or look for me in any of my pages (also here, here and here).

The Poster Children of Pigtails in Paint

Today is Pigtails in Paint’s 3rd Anniversary and conventional wisdom has it that when a new enterprise has survived to its third year, it has “made it” and has the stuff to weather any future storms it encounters. Three years ago today, Pip started this legacy with his post on Maxfield Parrish—titled ‘Parrish the Thought’ in Pigtails’ original incarnation.  Ever since then, he has made a point of bringing the readers an incredible eclectic range of little girl imagery and commentary. Ron joined a year-and-a-half later bringing his perspective and resources to the party. Every so often, an image comes along that seems to epitomize the purpose of this blog. For example, Ami brought to our attention the lovely and talented Autumn Miller and because of Ami’s research, Pigtails’ readers have been introduced to her. Many times, however, there have been delightful images that were not very well documented—on the internet or out of a magazine. This post is dedicated to those images Pip and Ron feel are important to get out there, but have not been fully identified and credited. Technically, this is another ‘Random Images’ post, so we encourage anyone with the time and skill to help us identify these. More may be added as they come up.

Ron is particularly fond of images of girls reading, so here are a couple he gleaned from the web:

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George W. Harris – Little Girl Reading (c 1940)

Thanks go to “Arizona” for tracking down the details of the above photo.  It was published by Harris & Ewing and the little girl is identified as Frances E. Lucks.  The links mentioned in the comments are worthy of further exploration.

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I want to thank Catwheezle for his question about Pigtails in Paint’s masthead.  The image comes from Pip’s collection of images which he used to design the masthead, but he does not remember the original artist.  Perhaps one of our readers will assist us.  The original will be posted as soon as Pip comes across it again.

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Pigtails in Paint Banner (December 2012 to May 2014)

Another reader found the source of this image and now we can answer Catwheezle’s question.

Alfred Schwarz - Evie: Lovely Girl with Pigtails and Blue Bows (c1900)

Alfred Schwarz – Evie: Lovely Girl with Pigtails and Blue Bows (c1900)

Pigtails in Paint Banner (September 2011 to September 2012)

Pigtails in Paint Banner (September 2011 to September 2012)

I would like to thank the reader who discovered that there was still one page left that contained the original banner.

Pigtails in Paint Banner (February 2011 to September 2011)

Pigtails in Paint Banner (February 2011 to September 2011)