Sunday, 27 November 2011
Pens and a touch of colour pencil in my sketchbook journal.
Saturday, 26 November 2011
If you would like to have another look at the sketchbook artists I used in the introduction, you can find the drawings I showed you in this gallery on Flickr: in situ
A la prochaine!
Friday, 25 November 2011
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Urban sketchers are always easy to spot - they are the ones whipping out their books as soon as there is a little break in the proceedings, obsessively sketching each other over dinner, and plonked down in the middle of streets and squares diligently scribbling away. Here are a few images and sketches of the sketchers at C-L during the 12th Rendezvous du Carnet de Voyage:
The students of Mario Linhares, visiting from Portugal and to be found sketching around town during the festival...
And Gerard Michel from Belgium, doing one of this detailed architectural sketches...
I did a sketch of him sketching at our dinner Sunday evening, where a bunch of us met up at the Crèperie 1513 - you can see him here in the upper right:
Here are a few more dinner sketches:
you can see the rest in my set on Flickr - my rendez vous with C-L
And a final dinner sketch, which was actually the first one - meeting up with Kim Marohn and Martine Kervagoret of the Paris sketchers on our way down:
I did loads of sketching every day on this trip, but most of it was in other people's sketchbooks and I forgot to take photos. A few more sketches from the trip are still left to post though - more tomorrow.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Lots of visitors again today, and we are all getting quite tired from impression overload. I gave a workshop in the morning for 15 people - lots of good drawings, insights and inspirations shared in the group. Sadly I have no photos from the event but lots of positive feedback.
I've been letting people leaf through my sketchbooks when I was at the stand and everyone was very careful with the books. It was fun to see which pages they left open after browsing.
I also got a lot of contributions to my map. Many people told me stories of their visits in Denmark, some from as far back as the 1950's. I'm taking the notes back home where I have time to see what people wrote, and maybe I can base a project on them.
So, goodbye to the festival du carnet de voyage for this year - perhaps I will come back again another time.
I'll be posting scans of sketches and more photos from the event once I'm back home with access to a scanner and the images in my camera.
Such a long day today as I was still tired from yesterday. We had a very different public come by - no schools, and thus many more adults and very few kids. I the morning there was a round table debate with the Scandinavian sketchers, which was a little stilted and slow because of the translation into French of everything said, and translation of the audience's questions into Swedish and English. Amazingly enough there was a Swedish speaking Frenchwoman there to do the translating, and she spoke Danish as well.
In the afternoon I was interviewed by the radio France Bleu in French - a slightly harrowing experience since I was tired, had no time to talk to the journalist in advance, and couldn't really prepare. All things considered it went well.
People are contributing to my map of Denmark. I put this up on my wall the first day and am asking the public to contribute memories or anecdotes from their visits to Denmark. Above is how the map looked this morning. I will take a picture at the end of tomorrow before taking down the map - it is filling up with notes in various languages. I think I might do something with these later, it would be fun to incorporate them into a project.
I finished off the evening at the official dinner, sharing a table with a load of sketchers. Of course we all sketched each other and I am sure there will be lots of scans up next week once we all get back home.
Tomorrow I am giving a workshop in the morning and several participants already visited me at the stand today - I am sure it will be good fun. Now for a cup of tea and a good nights sleep!
Friday, 18 November 2011
All set at the festival and busy practising my rusty French. Just a small update on this first day.
I brought a selection of sketchbooks, and did a collage of prints on my wall.
I also put up a map of Denmark, asking people to share memories of adventures when visiting.
Nina is here as well as a handful of other Urban Sketchers. Sorry about the poor photo quality - I only have the iPad for getting images online.
There are lots of people here, and lots of school children today all wanting to ask questions for their presentations, and asking for little sketches in their books. I'd better get back!
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
I will be exhibiting my sketchbooks at the 12th Rendez-vous du Carnet de Voyage at Clermont-Ferrand in France this coming weekend. You can find me in the section Les pays Scandinaves, together with fellow Urban Sketchers correspondent Nina Johansson, and a number of other sketchbook artists. I will also be doing a round table with Nina Johansson and Matthias Adolphsson, and offering a workshop on location sketching during travels.
My plans are to blog from the event here on the artlog, so keep an eye out for words and images from the festival here.
Drop by at my stand and say hello, if you are at Clermont-Ferrand this coming weekend.
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Unge spiller klassisk - actually a competition for youth playing classical music, with 10 to 20 year olds on all kinds of instruments. This was the first part of the competition and took place at the theatre in Horsens today.
I only sketched a few performers - too busy listening to the music!
Ink pen in A4 size moleskine cahier.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Monday, 7 November 2011
Sunday, 6 November 2011
I went and got a pen for the iPad, and it makes sketching much easier - freer movement of the hand and much easier on my wrist and elbow. This way of sketching will take a bit of time getting used to, but as long as I don't lose interest too soon, I'm sure I can make something of it.
Evening cup of tea, and horrid new pink work phone, done in brushes. The pen is a Targus.
Saturday, 5 November 2011
So, I got an iPad this week, and we are getting acquainted. I asked people on Flickr to rec me apps, and I now have Brushes and Sketchbook Pro to play with.
I need to get a pen to give me better control, and to spare my wrist and elbow when drawing, but I can already see this will be a fun way to use the iPad, and I might actually get to do a bit of digital sketching on the go.
Today I managed to figure out how to make blogging work, after a frustrating struggle with blogging in the Safari browser which only led to several disappearing posts. Most annoying! But the Blogsy app is saving my day, and ensuring easy blogging from Clermont Ferrand in the near future. I will be exhibiting at this year's travel festival.
If you are an iPad user, please share your favourite apps and tips in the comments.