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I am a french illustrator, living between barcelona and paris, and travelling daily with my sketchbooks. carnet de voyage / travel book / urban sketchers
2019-06-13T10:26:53.297+01:00
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exhibition in saint-malo

you are all invited to my exhibition next thursday at 18:00 at the "hôtel les charmettes", 64 boulevard hébert, 35400, saint-malo.
merci les charmettes!
exhibition in saint-malo

2019-05-31T18:29:45.198+01:00


croq and mob #4 in saint cyr sur mer

the "croq and mob" adventure went on holyday this year.
cédrine louise, marielle durand, yann lesacher, luc perez and me spent one week in saint cyr sur mer near marseille to sketch like crazy… at the end of the week, we published an exclusive newspaper full of our sketches: about 100 drawings of our perception of this little town on the sea.
jour de marché
jean-jacques
chez tonton ju
dej'
saint cyr sur mer
café de france
port d'alon

port d'alon
port d'alon
port d'alonla madrague
la tour de pierre
un pointu
côté plage
information
ville propre
paco
cinema casino
8 mai
le gendarme de st tropez
paul & jeanine
anne-marie
"viens danser"
dauphins
pins parasols
la ciotat
lou pescadoueden theatre
jean-louis
boucherie charcuterie

2019-05-15T21:20:03.557+01:00


so far so good!

best wishes
I wish you all the best for the upcoming year!

2019-01-15T21:13:49.396+00:00


le lot

some of the sketches done during the opening of the exhibition in carennac last october.
margot
carennac
le vide-grenier de cornac
carennac
carennac
autoire
coulemelle
manuel
rocamadour

2018-12-18T16:27:26.037+00:00


bretagne

last week in ouessant and brest:

ouessant
ouessant
ouessant
tin na nog - brest
brest marée
brest marée
brest marée
kermorvan
vue sur la penfeld
fred rudant
collectif xyz
club hair ligne
bata waf

2018-12-14T11:09:20.696+00:00


and the winners are…

first of all, thanks to all the participants for their warm comments!
louise picked up the names of the 3 winners of the "lapin-lottery".
congratulation to enno, debb campbell & murillo s romeiro!
please, send me your address by email and I will send the book asap.
and the winners are…
by the way, the book is now for sale on my online shop.

2018-11-26T07:47:05.590+00:00


"poblenou" lottery

to celebrate my last book "poblenou. atlas ilustrado de un barrio industrial", it's time for the traditional "lapin-lottery"!
louise will pick up 3 names from the comments of this post, to win a dedicate copy. 
you have until sunday 25th of novembre at midnight, barcelona hour, to get a chance to win.
and the winners are enno, debb campbell & murillo s romeiro!

« Poblenou. atlas ilustrado de un barrio industrial »
hard cover, 92 pages, 210 x 160 mm, 15.00 €
published by "Ajuntament de Barcelona
"poblenou" lottery

2018-11-26T07:55:15.442+00:00


poblenou open night signature

poblenou open night signature
I will sign my book of poblenou this friday night from 20:00 to 22:00 at brutus de gaper during the "poblenou open night" organized by poblenou urban district. see ya!

"poblenou. atlas ilustrado de un barrio industrial" published by ajuntament de barcelona, 92 pages, 210 x 160 mm, 15.00 €.

2018-11-21T18:24:09.346+00:00


dinosaurs, vintage cars and cool planes…

2 weeks ago, I participated to the first sketchkon in pasadena organized by the online school sketchbook skool.
imagine 500 hundreds sketchers together during 4 days listening to talks and participating to workshops about hundreds way to fill a sketchbook: urban sketching, lettering, food sketch, live drawing, reportage…
it was super inspiring, a pure dose of creativity meeting lots of old and new friends.
here are some of the sketches I managed to do during the convention, between my "all you can see" workshop, my 2 talks "my life in sketchbooks" and "lost poblenou: a record of change" and my "big head portrait" demo. that was quite a busy week-end.
I would never thank you enough koosje, danny and all the sketchbook skool team for putting together such a nice community!
pasadena city hall
convention diner
veronica lawlor's talk
all saints church
mike lowery's talk
venice beach
danny gregory's talk
chevrolet caprice
donna big head portrait demo
austin kleon's talk
old pasadena
the sketchbook skool team
while in LA, I enjoyed meeting the local urban sketchers such as stef kardos, shiho, virginia or phoebe… we met in zhorian's ranch and downtown:
zorthian's ranch school bus
downtown LA
kim
downtown LA
virginia hein
and why not passing by denver, to teach at the university, meeting paul heaston and sketching dinosaurs?
quite colder then LA over there, I enjoyed the day at the denver museum…
downtown denver
tivoli denver
denver museum of nature and science
denver museum of nature and science
denver museum of nature and science
paul & mike
to finaly had a few hours to kill at LAX airport.
thanks shiho for telling me about the proud bird restaurant. the perfect way to enjoy my last hours in the US.
P-40
bell X-1
mig 15

2018-11-13T21:36:14.036+00:00


book launch "poblenou"

book launch "poblenou"!
exposición y presentación del libro "Poblenou. Atlas ilustrado de un barrio industrial" publicado por el Ajuntament de Barcelona en presencia del autor Lapin y de Jorge Carrión:
jueves 25 de octubre a partir de las 19:00.
Can Picó, calle de Pere IV, 58, metro Bogatell


The book I was working on during the last 3 years is finally ready!
I started documenting the gentrification affecting my Barcelona neighborhood, as old factories are replaced by hotels and office buildings.
The pages of my sketchbook have become a record of change, as the old is bulldozed in the name of progress. This is my testimony to keep in mind what made Poblenou special to me.

You are all invited for the book launch and exhibition on Thursday 25th of October at 19:00 in Can Picó, calle de Pere IV, 58 in Barcelona.

« Poblenou. atlas ilustrado de un barrio industrial »
hard cover, 92 pages, 210 x 160 mm, 15.00 €
published by "Ajuntament de Barcelona"

2018-10-15T12:29:25.367+01:00


switzerland

passing by luzern and zürich…
luzern

luzern
neu bad fleamarkt
landesmuseum, zürich
zürich
jugendstil, zürich

2018-09-19T09:39:05.863+01:00


"au bonheur des mômes" festival

during the last week of august, I was invited by the festival "au bonheur des mômes" to teach the sketching class "les ptits croqueurs" during one week to a small group of kids. the result at the end of the week was unbelievable: mathilde, jonah and gabriel are skilled sketchers already!
congrats and keep sketching!!
p'tits croqueurs workshop during the festival "au bonheur des mômes"
gabriel
p'tits croqueurs workshop during the festival "au bonheur des mômes"
p'tits croqueurs workshop during the festival "au bonheur des mômes"
the festival is hosted in a village in the french alps where my buddy pierre amoudry grew up. during the festival, pierre and his friends are opening a pop up café that was my general quarter. here some more sketches of the café and the festival…
le café des artistes
the band
la mama pasta
ptit niko
pinocchio
maquarel
les frères topolino
les frères topolino
zabou

2018-09-13T20:27:16.976+01:00


urban sketchers symposium in porto

at least, my sketches from the past urban sketchers symposium in porto last july.
I have no words to describe such a party with 800 hundreds sketchers and friends invading the city for a week. wow!
see you all nex year in amsterdam!!!
porto
rua nova da alfandega
drink and draw
poças, wine degustation
poças
richard briggs
livraria lello
big head portrait demo
porto wip
citroën 3CV
safari typo
workshop urban archaeology
rita

2018-08-23T15:53:56.340+01:00


"vor ort" in mainz, germany

I was invited by jenny adam and the landesmuseum of mainz, germany, to participate to the urban sketching workshop and exhibition "vor ort" featuring marina grechanik, johanna krimmel, inma serrano, sebastian koch, sebastian lörscher, felix scheinberger and myself.
during 10 days, I taught extreme perspective, sketched the city and learn from the other instructors. the stunning exhibition is running until the 2nd of september, don't miss it!
mainz kirschgarten
safira
mainz dom
eulchen
sybile

drink and draw
marina
sebastian
jenny
drink and draw

mainz synagogenplatz
mainz gautor
mainz st stephan
mainz altstadt
mainz
mainz holzturm
mainz südbrücke
johanna
inma

thank you so much jenny for this great encounter!

2018-07-15T13:02:59.108+01:00


"ouessant" on local tv

a reportage on local TV channel france3 bretagne about my book of ouessant.
starting at 4:02 minutes.

2018-06-25T09:09:28.819+01:00


lost poblenou update!

before the launching of my book "poblenou. atlas ilustrado de un barrio industrial" in fall 2018, here is a selection of my last sketches of poblenou.
the district keep changing and I archive the industrial patrimony before it disappears…
desde la llacuna del poblenou
passatge de colomer
passatge d'ayma
pereIV
carrer de zamora
carrer de zamora
garage saladrigas

2018-06-12T12:46:42.065+01:00


workshop in germany

workshop in germany
Hallo Freunde!
"Vor Ort" is an exhibition and a workshop project organized and hosted by Landesmuseum Mainz and Jenny Adam in association with Urban Sketchers.
I´m happy to say that I’ll be there teaching with such a group of great sketchers and friends: Marina Grechanik, Sebastian Koch, Johanna Krimmel and Inma Serrano.

Join us here!


following is a short description of my workshop: “All you can see! 180º sketching”

Our way to represent the space since « Renacimiento » is conditioned to a maximum 30º viewing angle, which is very limited compared to what we are experiencing while sitting in a place, turning the head, and looking up and down. That’s how I started sketching some curvilinear perspective in a very intuitive way, exploring how to represent a scene as in a sphere or as in a cylinder.
But I’m also used to fit the elements of a scene into the page, making some distortions, or adding the soundtracks of what I’m hearing while sketching, from the people that are talking to me, to the ringing bells from the church behind, or music of a car passing by…
We will explore how to represent a panoramic view in a narrow street, telling the particular mood of the place. In spite of looking only at the architecture, the sketchers will aim to represent a 180º view fitting the people, the street activity and listening to what is happening.

2018-05-22T18:55:41.452+01:00


on the radio!

une longue entrevue sur RCF radio à propos de mon activité de carnettiste, mes projets à ouessant ou barcelone, le mouvement urban sketchers ou mon regard sur l'environnement…

2018-05-07T17:27:01.757+01:00


passing by ouessant

between the signatures and the promotion of the book, I escape for a few sketches…
ouessant
pointe de pern
denis
pointe de pern
fafa
atelier laine
alain, hélène & malik

2018-04-16T18:43:59.717+01:00


and the winners are…

louise picked up the names of the winners of the lapin-lottery.
congratulation to bruno conigliano, goldfish bellarian and patrizia torres!
please, send me your address by email and I will send it asap.
thanks to all the participants and by the way, I remind you that the book is for sale on my online shop.
and the winners are…

2018-04-16T08:09:51.536+01:00


"ouessant" lottery

to celebrate my last book "ouessant. un polop chez les maouts", it's time for the traditional "lapin-lottery"!
louise will pick up 3 names from the comments of this post, to win a dedicate copy. 
you have until sunday 15th of april at midnight, barcelona hour, to get a chance to win.
and the winners are: bruno conigliano, goldfish bellarian and patrizia torres!
"ouessant"
"ouessant" preview

2018-04-16T16:35:49.947+01:00


"ouessant. un polop chez les maouts"

I will sign my book of ouessant island next saturday in Ouessant, and the 11th of april in brest.
ouessant travel book signature

In march 2017, I was invited by the association « ENKI » to a one month artist residency in the Créac’h semaphore, next to the legendary Créac’h light house of Ouessant.
Ouessant is the furthest west island of Britany, a small dot in the Atlantic Ocean.
First I was welcomed by the storm Zeus with its 200 km/h winds, then by the locals: a bunch of sailors, pirates and heroes who invited me for a glass or two while I was portraying them.
After one month I captured more than 100 of them in my pages.
« Ouessant. un polop chez les maouts »
192 pages, 210x155mm, 19,95€
preface by Louis Cozan
published by Les îliennes.
you can already preorder it here!

2018-03-31T11:44:38.833+01:00


"alibaba and the 40 thieves" video

my contribution to the serie "dibuixacontes" for the catalan tv channel betevé:

2018-03-27T16:49:00.888+01:00


vienne

invited by emdé and "le département de l'isère".
temple d'auguste et de livie
la maison du pilori

2018-03-19T08:55:33.085+00:00


grenoble

3 days in grenoble invited by emdé and "le département de l'isère"…
"moquette"
la bobine
"le café des touristes"
"boucherie chevaline"
safari typo
"institut sup' styl"
le voyage de rézé
"le café des touristes"
"poste 3" sncf
renault 4L
calepin de tronches
calepin de tronches
calepin de tronches
calepin de tronches
calepin de tronches
calepin de tronches
calepin de tronches
set de table emdé
merci copain!

2018-03-14T17:47:54.444+00:00


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