Friday, July 13, 2007

From The Exhibition .

3 sketches that I made for my exhibition last May at the Riverside Studios in London.
I sketched this huge FED-EX truck in San Francisco, and below are 2 of my favorite music shops in Notting Hill, not that I go to those shops a lot, I just love how they look and where they are.




26 comments:

UM said...

Hi Stef, thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I don't look at the blogs as much anymore, so coming back here is a most exciting adventure. Your work is so original and beautiful. It would be nice to see you before you go.

ULI

Eduardo Medeiros said...

great work stefhane!
your drawning inspire me a lot!

=D

see ya!

JC said...

these are awesome stephane....i' just love the way you use photoshop, it's unique and effective. loads of character in those lines.

JL said...

Stef - I really enjoy your style and the character of your work. Have I missed it or have you explained how you work?

By the way, what's with that FedEx sign...?

Jared Shear said...

Love this set of images!...Fedex truck is really nice, in fact they are all great....colors seem a little more energetic than usual as well.

Ry's Photo Blog said...

Stef- These are extraordinary. You never cease to amaze. We look forward to you coming out to L.A.

leolapian said...

Hi, i enjoyed ur drawings so much, it's so inspiring! I like drawing too..so may I ask you when you are filling colours, how can you remember those shadows , lighting and colour variations? Did you do it by your imagination or take a photo of that real scene for reference? Thanks for sharing.

miked said...

Stef - Amazing drawings as always, and you are a constant inspiration to wanting to draw more!
Out of curiosity, these seem quite large drawings compared to many of your other drawings but what size are these original drawings?

Thanks for showing us your drawings.

R.Dress said...

Hi Stef,
These are great! I really enjoy your line work on these last posts. Croatia drawings are fantastic too!!!!
*R

Stef said...

- Thanks you so much Uli, I'll definitely pop by Camden before I leave the old Europe for few beverages!

- Thanks Eduardo.

- Thank You JC, I really have a lot of fun coloring my sketches on photoshop.

- JL and Leolapian, thanks you very much. I scan my sketches and then do the colour on photoshop. For those ones in particular, after I've done my sketches I took a photo as a reference for later, I really wanted too have a "realistic" colour, light and shadow against my loose organic lines, as a contrast. So I used the photos to adjust my colour.
But I never use a photo to retouch my lines, even if there are some "mistakes" in my sketch, I keep them, they are part of the drawing, and I want to keep the spontaneity of the moment, mistakes make your line alive, and my goal is not to represent exactly what I have in front of me, it's a feeling, a moment.
JL, I just discovered after I sketch the FED-EX truck that there is an arrow in the design between the "E" and the "X"

- Thanks Jared.

- Thanks Ry! I'm really looking forward to come over and work with you guys, new world to discover, new persons to meet... and finally some sun ,I'll be able to sketch outside more than ever. It's all very exciting!

- Thanks Miked, I'm glad to know that I'm some kind of inspiration, that's a very nice reward to my hard work.
You're right, there are a bit bigger than usual, I really wanted to do some more panoramic scenes, they are 42cm wide by 13cm (16"X 5"), but still not very big, I might get my hand on one of those long unfoldable moleskine one day and do a very long sketch in a city some day.

- Thanks R.Dress.

alexis said...

vraimment du bel ouvrage mon coco,tu merites un grand pot de rillette en or massif

Stef said...

Ah merci mon Lapin! Tu pourras me l'ammener a Los Angeles. Ne vient pas en sandalettes, ils risquent de te garder a la douane!
Bises

pierre alary said...

super beau!dire que nous , tu nous emmenes dans les disquaires pour touristes!! t'as pas croqué le HMV par hasard?!

Dave said...

Wow, beautiful work! So much life in your drawings - great use of colour too! Can't wait for more :)

Martin Hsu said...

great fluid sketches! I like the way you shaded them, too. I'd love to pay those shops a visit myself!

william wray said...

Nice. Your maturing, always getting more intresting.... See you in Los A--!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! wondering if you made the drawings from Heroes (NBC), are you? hehe

M. Eva

Stef said...

- Non mais je ferais la FNAC quand je passerais a Paris.

- Thanks Dave.

- If you're in London, you should Martin, very interesting shops.

- Thanks William, see you there for some drawing and painting sessions under the sun.

- Thanks M.Eva, I didn't do the drawings for NBC Heroes, Tim sale did http://www.timsale1.com/

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! SO many great drawings since my last visit!! AWESOME!

Cat Scott said...

I always wondered how you had such realistic lighting and color when you returned to your sketches. About this LA business - when you get here there will need to be some sketch crawls happening. It would be great to sketch with you.

leolapian said...

Stef,

Thanks for sharing the ways how u did the drawings. Agree that "keep the spontaneity of the moment, mistakes make your line alive"

Anita said...

I love these, especially the last with just the focal colour.

Stef said...

- Hey Cat, I'm up for sketching anytime when I'll be in L.A, I have a lot to discover.

- Thanks Anita.

Shawn Escott said...

WOW! These are wonderful!! The fedex truck is beautiful, (if one could be) :) So much greatness in your blog! You are an inspiration to get my sketchbook out and do some sketch'n!

Alan said...

These are beautiful.

lautrette said...

ces dessins, c'est de la pur classe...tiens je vais essayer de les decalquer et les mettre sur mon blog!