I made this drawing while waiting for my train to Clermont-Ferrand. I did not want to leave my comfort zone (and draw from life) but this is my view of the station (and showing some french stereotypes, sorry about that)
Back from Rendez vu de Carnet de voyage had a wonderful time, meeting a lot of former web only friends and turning them to real life ones. Here are some images from my stay (didn't manage to photo som much so I had to borrow some images.
The Panel discussion with Nina Johansson far left and with Ea Ejersbo second to the right and with the male in the center as per usual.
Clermont-Ferrand from my hotel window, more or less the only view I got of the town as I spent most of my time at the conference center.
Lapin makes a second attempt trying to sketch me, Lapin found me hard to sketch (my theory is that unearthly beauty is hard to catch)
Nearly done, trying hard to keep a straight face
The end result with a crude doodle from me destroying everything.
Gerard Michel with his warm laugh flipping through one of my sketchbooks
This is my church, this is where I heal my hurt or my home for three day stand number 129, thanks to all you wonderful people who visited me, sorry that my books sold out on the first day but my bag was full.
Just came back from France (I will try to post some photos of the event tomorrow. I had a wonderful time in Clermont-Ferrand (did not see that much of the city though, the days where packed. Unfortunately the books I brought with me sold out on the first day, but if you want a signed copy I still have some copies over at my Etsy Shop.
The flight home was rather convoluted as I flew over Prague (and had a five hour wait there), but it made it possible for me to finally give a better estimate how long time each spread takes to do (that was the most common question on the conference). This image clocked in under just eight hours.
Just a sign of how effective an Illustrator of today are compared to an Artist working in the 18th century, it took William Hogarth two images (Beer street and Gin lane) what I managed to fit into one spread. Mark that I do not take any side in the Gin versus Beer debate. Leaving for France today for the Rendez vous Carnet de voyage conference in Clermont-Ferrand, so I will not post anything until I return next tuesday.
I'll be travelling to France next week, I'm invited to the 12th edition of rendez vous du Carnet de voyage. I do not do much traveling these days and when I do I seldom do sketches from the locations I visit so I hope I will not be to much out of place. I did this sketch while being in Greece a couple of years ago.