Wednesday, August 31, 2005

En route to Pinewood Studios

Over the weekend, I decided to go to the "Pinewood Studios" outside of London, famous film studios (James Bond, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...) in beautiful English countryside (Buckinghamshire). The only thing I managed to see is the big high fence and some huge warehouses. Anyway, here are the little watercolour I did there, I parked on the side of a beautiful road (you can see my scooter in front of the cars) and tried to cacth the beautiful light through the leaves.
Back in London, I came accross this rather strange "traffic light tree" in Canary Wharf. Crazy metal tree, with probably 50 traffic lights on it, in the middle of a roundabout, I liked the fact that it was next to an actual organic tree... and that I didn't understand when I was allowed to go through!
A sketch of the Thames Barrier, it looks like a sci-fi movie, there are 8 or 9 huge concrete with metal roof constructions on the river, amazing!



9 comments:

J said...

Hey Stef,
That middle image is killer! I really dig the way you treat leaves. Gosh. Good news.
j

Justin Ridge said...

Sweet! That's the coolest yet most confusing signal i've ever seen. I like the way you handled the leaves too.

gur-B said...

That's superb Steph ! Love the simplicity and yet, still plenty of information to see what's going on. That takes skill !

Stef said...

Thank you guys! I'm using a pen brush for the leaves, I like the way it's giving you loose lines.

Matt J said...

Hey Stef, cool sketches today. It's great that you discovered such interesting sights on your travels & stopped to get them down. So often I see such sights but let them pass - plus having a digital camera makes it too tempting just to photograph something quickly. It's best to act on instinct & stop & draw it.

Stef said...

Thanks Matt, true it's easy to take a picture, but so nice to stop and give your own interpretation of a place.

Gerald said...

Love your style. You're killer with that brush pen. Keep crank'in it out. The line work is just amazing.

Stef said...

Thanks Gerald for your nice words, really appreciate it!

E m m a n u e l l e . W a l k e r said...

I just discovered your blog through denis goulets links.... And you have some pretty fabulous sketches in there!!! I'm bookmarking your site for sure!