wanted

I am looking for old accounting books. if you have some, used or not, I am interested in it!

16/07/2015

un week end à gluges

along the dordogne river in france.
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les modillons à gluges
vide grenier de blanat
"the gluges ukulele orchestra"

26/06/2015

bye bye vinçon!

byebye vinçon
today, I visited for the last time one of my favourite place in barcelona, the design store "vinçon" on passeig de gracia. it celebrated its 74th anniversary and will close definitely next tuesday.
since I arrived in barcelona, vinçon was the place I visited for inspiration, enjoying the last trends and great art show in the sala vinçon.
it breaks my heart to see the 2 exhibition floors empty this morning, and to talk to one of the employee that will be unemployed in a few days.
I did a last ride on the first floor, the magnificent modernist flat that was the home of the famous spanish artist ramón casas. I can’t resist to sketch the huge chimney thinking of the time ramón casas was still living there… this is the kind of place I used to visit each time I was passing in front, where I felt like home and that I never sketched until today, getting the feeling that it will be here forever.
bye bye vinçon, and thanks for this past years, it was awesome!

21/05/2015

festival ici & ailleurs, brest

festival ici & ailleurs, brest
next week is the travel book festival "ici & ailleurs" in brest, brittany.
I participated to it during the last edition in 2013, and this year, the guest city is barcelona.
I gathered 10 sketchers to join the party: cristina curto, silvia xicola, pierre amoudry, miguel herranz, lluïsot, vasco mourao, santi sallés, alejandro santos, swasky and I.
festival ici & ailleurs, brest
we will all fly together next thursday to join the festival and spend one week to create a collective travel book of brittany.
That sounds like a very good plan, I can't wait!!
festival ici & ailleurs, brest

20/05/2015

6th international urban sketchers symposium in singapore

I'm so happy to lead a workshop next to the best sketchers wolrdwide during the next urban sketchers symposium in singapore from the 22nd to the 25th of july.
my workshop is titled "all you can see: 180º sketching" and will take place in purvis street in the historical center of singapore.
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here are more details about it:
Workshop Schedule
Purvis Street is a colorful colonial street full of details and life that will be the perfect location to train the “all you can see” workshop.
The participants will learn some tricks to fit a whole place in a sketchbook into a 180º vision including architecture, people, action and soundtrack all together.
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 Lapin 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 Lapin is also used to fit the elements of a scene into the page, making some distortions, or adding the soundtracks of what he’s hearing while sketching, from the people that are talking to him, to the ringing bells from the church behind, or music of a car passing by…
The workshop will begin with a short demo by Lapin of curvilinear perspective in a landscape sketchbook.
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For the first exercise, the participants will spend half an hour to sketch a quick schema of a 180º view, using some simple shapes to compose the panorama.
We’ll than focus on little details in the street to sketch 3 frames telling each a small story (10 minutes each). We will share the drawings and each participant will explain shortly the stories that cached his attention.
The participants will spend the last hour and a half to sketch an elaborate drawing mixing the 180º view and the stories, detailing the architecture, the cars, foreground and background, witnessing all we can see.
To finish the workshop, we will have a short critique of the drawings, and the participants will share about this experience.
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Learning goals
We will explore how to represent a panoramic view in a narrow street, telling the particular mood of the place.
In stead of looking only at the architecture, the sketchers aim will be to represent a 180º view fitting the people, the street activity and listening to what is happening : capturing the moment.
Supplies
Any supplies participants normally use are fine.
Lapin recommends a landscape sketchbook, ink pen, colored pencils, brush pen and watercolors.
Bring a portable stool if you like, to sit on while working.

For more information about the Symposium, including schedule and registration information, please visit Symposium site.

see you in singapore!

12/05/2015

croq and mob in brocéliande

croq and mob
when I received an email last october about a residence of one week riding a “mobylette” (old school 50cm3 motorcycle) and sketching in brocéliande (bretagne, france), I didn’t know what to expect, and I was right. last week was a unique experience mixing originality and generosity thanks to all the volunteers (big up to patricia, christelle, nadia, gégé, alban, pascal, jacques, luc…), and a very intense  time with 12 contrasted artists ready to sketch every moment day and night.
so after a few days sleeping, I’m trying to sum up what just happened. it’s about friendship, curiosity, beers, galette saucisse, mobylette, rain, forest, meetings, more beers, oysters, fest noz, music, legends, knights… and the smell of gasoline.
who knows if the 70 pages from the week will turn into a book…

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croq and mob

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croq and mob
a preview of what we sketched during the week is available in the collector newspaper "croq and mob #0"!

you can order it by email to: journal2015@croqandmob.com

vive croq and mob!

29/04/2015

croq & mob in brittany

croq & mob
I'm going to brittany tomorrow for one week residence with 12 others illustrators to ride "mobylette" and sketch villages in the enchanted forest of brocéliande.
if you're around, don't miss the exhibition the 8th of may in gaël.
more information here.
croq & mob
croq & mob

22/04/2015

beaulieu sur mer

I'm back from the first edition of the travel book festival in beaulieu-sur-mer on the french riviera.
I spent a wonderful time with the visitors and others guests and I wish that  the city will keep doing the festival in the coming years!
pictures from the fair
photos: ©barbara lecomte

I was busy and had just a short time to sketch the city - I will have to come back.
beaulieu sur mer
la rotonde
la chapelle
résidence eiffel
vila kerylos

10/04/2015

sketchbook skool

I will teach a one week class in the new semester "stretching" of Sketchbook Skool, an online art skool dedicated to illustrated journaling, created by danny gregory and koosje koene "to share with people how keeping an illustrated journal can rock your world".
I'm glad to be next to my great friends and talented artists miguel herranz, jason das or france belleville van stone.

the registrations are open, see you in klass!!
sketchbook skool

07/04/2015

poblenou

this are some illustrations I've done for the past exhibition "drawing poblenou" about the urban district of barcelona.
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