Monday, October 15, 2007

Phew!

I finished my first long sketchbook last week, I really enjoyed sketching in it. I wanted to record faces and places through my transition from London to Los Angeles over a 1 month period. There are actually more faces than places here.

I've posted the full sketchbook put together, as you can see it when unfolded, and also bigger images in several parts to have a better look at all the sketches.

One of the highlight in this long "story" was when I met Jonathan Ross. He kindly invited me to spend the afternoon and evening backstage during the recording of his show "Late Night With Jonathan Ross" last month just before I left London.
You can see some of the sketches (images 5 and 6), of him with his dog "Mr Pickle" during the rehearsal, and also Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino and K.T Tunstall. I had a fantastic time and was great to meet Jonathan Ross, he is such a nice guy!

I will now start a new long sketchbook in beautiful sunny California.

(You can see a bigger version of the full sketchbook here)















39 comments:

alexis said...

C'est super beau stephane! tu peux me l'envoyer,je te rembourseais les timbres.bise

Stef said...

Ah merci mon Lapin! J'vais l'encadrer pour une expo et apres tu peux l'avoir pour mettre dans ta maison.
Bises a ter tous!

Craig Mackay said...

I love your long sketchbook! I saw some familiar faces as well in there. Great execution!

Ry's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful.
Each of those spreads is fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for coming backstage and Pickle my pooch.

Ross

JP said...

inspiring inky lushness...
I've lurked for a while, enjoy your stuff very much,

JP

Matt J said...

That is the greatest thing I've ever seen! LONG sketchbook-whodathoughtit? Gotta love those nipples & Tarantino's huge motherfuckin' chin is unmistakable!!
Bravo Stef-x

Elliot Cowan said...

I agree with Matt.

clement said...

C'est un scandale ! Moi qui venais de poster l'illustration la plus longue du monde sur mon blog, et voilà que je suis battu à plate couture.
J'aime mieux te dire que je suis pas content content (en plus la mienne est complètement floue vu que j'ai perdu l'original et que du coup j'ai scanné une diapo).

Mattias said...

Truly great, hope life in LA is to you're liking

willipino said...

amazing. full of awesome studies.

M@ said...

I have seen the future and it is......long! Imagine framing this puppy!!

It's fantastic Stef!!It takes great skill to not think about fucking it up half way through!

I could see this underneath Tarantino's glass coffee table with various A list celebrities snorting huge lines of cocaine off the artwork!!!!

Germán said...

great great great. did you check out Christophe Blain's (sp?) carnets? I think you'd like them

alberto mielgo said...

How did you do this???!
It's great. What is it? a long long long single page?

You should sell it. Expensive.

Stef said...

- Thanks Craig.

- Thank you very much Ry! Travel Town soon.

- Anytime Mr Ross! was a plesure, thanks! I'll pop by again next time I'm in London.

- Thanks a lot JP.

- Merci Matthieu! now next one under the sun, discovering California. We are both going to spend winter in the sun, a first for me.

- I agree with you agreeing with Matt Elliott, agree?

- Clement je te presente mes plus plates excuses. Je ne sais pas ce qui m'a pris. Le soleil peut etre.

- Hej Mattias! Tack sa mycket. Yes I love life in L.A so far, a shock, but nice.

- Thanks Willipino.

- Merci ma chatte Matthieu! I'll frame it, that's why I wanted to do a long one, to see it framed and hopefully do an exhibition of long sketchbooks one day.
Hopefully Tarantino will pop by on my blog and follow your idea.
x

- Hey German, Yes I know Christophe Blain's work, I love it, he's such a talented guy.

- Gracias Alberto! It's just one of those moleskine "japanese album" sketchbook, they're great, quite small though, but so looong.
Hope you're well amigo.
x

Matt J said...

You-ll never find a frame for this- I shall learn carpentry & make one for you.

Oscar Grillo said...

Great!...is that guy on the right in the 3rd drawing Astor Piazzolla?

Stef said...

- I'm in America now Matt, everything is huge here! I'm sure I'll find somebody somewhere that will be able to frame this, a frame cut from some of the best trees in the Yosemite.

- Yes it is Oscar! I drew him just after we had this barbecue at your place and you showed us this fantastic DVD of him playing.
Big embrace

Todd Harris said...

great job, it's nice when you finish a long one. These are awesome studies.

Mike Thompson said...

Great stuff, Stef. Would love to see more posts like this.

Dan Thompson said...

hi

i am back. i went crazy for a little while but i am ok.
this is beautiful.

Rotbart said...

wow... great... great fresh lines, i love these drawings.. you put a wonderful expression in every single one... a long nose or a bright smile, the hair, the beard...just cool

thanks

greatings rob

william wray said...

Hey Stef,

Thanks for stopping by my show, doing the sketchs in peoples books ruined any chace to talk, we will have to get together soon. I look foward to you puting out a best of sketchbook one of these days... do you know Alberto?

lautrette said...

le stef!

la ,chuis en vacance mais des mon retour , allons nous repaitre de morceaux de boeuf entre du pain accompagne de patates a l'huile! et oui !te voila desormais Americain!!
a bientot...

chouette dessins! c'est plein de vie ; ca bouge tout seul !

Oscar Grillo said...

Bonjour, Stefan!

geraldraws said...

alalalalalalalala, mais quelle classe, quelle liberté. Bon sang ça dépote ici. c'est jouissif ! j'adore.

Stef said...

- Thanks Todd.

- Thanks Mike, I'm working on a new one, different, but same format.

- Thanks Rob!

- Hey William, it was a pleasure, I'm sure we will have plenty of time to meet up again, have some food and drinks and chat.
Yes I met Alberto once last year at Comicon, very nice guy. I would really love to publish some of my sketches.

- Salut Christophe! Merci! Ah ben avec plaisir, en plus je suis juste de l'autre cote de la rue, donc a bientot j'espere. Je suis impatient de voir le Bee Movie, je vais me procurer le Art Book pour voir tout tes jolis dessins.
J'ai pas ton email, donc contact moi et on arrange ca,
A bientot!

- Hola Oscar!

- Aaaah, merci beaucoup Gerald, tres gentil de ta part. Je suis impatient de voir le Sketchtravel fini, ca va etre un merveilleux livre.

messytimbo said...

oh man your sketch's are incredible! man! it's late now but i'm gonna be back tomorrow and have a proper look though your blog. and hanging with mr ross, thats so cool. i've meet him once he's a really cool guy

Rico said...

Mon oh man -- these pages are great!! Cool to look at and very inspiring too! Enjoy them immensily -- look forward to seeing lots more!

Jared Shear said...

Fantastic....I love how each one works individually on it's own but together they make a wonderful eensemble. I especially enjoy the vehicles that appear throughout like passing cars among a crowd.

Meredith Quinn said...

the first thing that i thought when i saw this drawing is, AHHHHH!!! paparazzi!!!!


Wonderful Stef!

rui vitorino santos said...

great sketches

Urban Barbarian said...

Wow! Now that's an art post! Thanks! These are terrific!!!

Lena said...

O...Super...I liked your figures.....!

Brandon Waltman said...

this is impressive to say the least. the layout blows my mind. i am obsessed with this thing now, its like a really awesome, long, visual diary. fantastic

Jeff Harter said...

Fantastic sketchbook. Very inspirational. Makes me want to dust off my moleskin sketch book.

marianushka said...

incredible sketches!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

The Caddy reminded me that my father had one just like it when I was growing up in Pasadena. Glad you are enjoying Altadena. Hope you enjoy the view FROM the "Crest" as much as the view of it.

Marco said...

Ah la vache!!!!