Old book: Calais to Paris via bumpy train – Pen & ink 2007
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Paris, the “Pont des arts”. Each evening young people sit on the bridge over the Seine and picknick in the warm evening sun. The Louvre on one side, the École des beaux arts on the other. Boats below. Spanish guitars. Friends, food and wine. How romantic can you get.
Paris. Visited the city a few weeks ago, saw this collection of old cast iron statues in the antiques part of the flea market of Porte de Clignancourt.
quick sketches at beaubourg museum (paris) seeing calder exibition.
it was quite impressive, my first try of drawing in a museum.
i was feeling the spirit of calder around me saying “what the hell is he doing?!”
small moleskine,ballpoint pen, watercolor
Jardin des Plantes – Watercolour/Inktense in an A4 Watercolour Moleskine
201169′s recent posts refer to this place. We last visited here three years ago and I thought that I would look through some old sketchbooks to compile a painting. When we were there it was a late April evening and many plants were not in bloom, some were not yet in place, so this has a certain amount of license. However, many great memories have been evoked and I just had an urge to do this. This is meant to be the Museum national d’histoire naturelle. Est-ce quelque chose comme le lieu, Pascal?
A quick sketch of the tuilleries outside of the Louvre in Paris. When i was there i did lots of drawing and heres one of them. Also going on a whitewater wilderness canoe trip in Quebec for three weeks, and hopefully ill get some drawing done then too.
The Eiffel Tower. This is actually a old drawing I did a while ago from a picture and I thought I would post it because i’m going to Paris tommarow For the First time to see it for real . And i’m exited , Ill try to get some drawing done when i’m there too.
The drawing was done in pencil but has a ‘watercolor’ Photoshop filter ( I know thats sorta cheating but it looks better like that)
I drew this on a recent trip to Paris whilst having lunch at Le Marche des Enfants Rouges, mainly because it looked like a fairly Parisian scene. And I liked the lamp.
This is my very first piece of ‘skine art, in my very first Moleskine. Pen and ink. Not happy with the way my cheap brush pen faded out…
Parisian Skyline – Dusk. Black Indian Ink on top of lighter, coloured ink washes on a watercolour Moleskine
This is from a photo I took a couple of years ago while on holiday in France. I thought I would try something similar to my last entry. Hope it worked.