Friday, April 04, 2008

Jimmy's!

One fine restaurant down the road, where you can try some American delicacies. The only problem is that if you decide to eat there, you have to sit right next to the main road (Flower Street), it's a bit like having lunch next to the freeway. But the food is good. It's been there for a long time I've been told.



And a nice Chevrolet Caprice, I love those 70's American cars, it's like being in a Columbo, I don't even know if that one is from the 70's, but I like it.

40 comments:

emmanuel said...

hé bah...
quel vie! quel libérté et quel rigueur! quel justesse! quel ambiance qui te transporte!le soir tombe sur fower street, c'est ca?
parfait.. c'est tres beau.
ca donne envie d'y étre.
la vigueur dans les dessins de ton bureau, aussi, ...tres impressionant.

libra bear said...

I dont get how you can draw sooo loosely, and still communicate soo much. It's incredible as is the range of approaches to your work. Still a big fan and learn soo much from you work.

alexis venet said...

c'est mieux quand y a pas de coup de pantashop dans tes esquisses amigo!
tout a la mano!
bise

Oscar Grillo said...

Que tal, Esteban?...Sabias que hoy nevó en Londres?...A pesar de todo termino siendo un dia precioso. Un gran abrazo. Saludos a Tina.

Jared Shear said...

cRaZY beAUtiful stuff!!!....love all of those power lines in the first piece, and that CAR! WOW! Who wouldn't want to drive that?

Oscar Grillo said...

I wouldn't.

Stef said...

- Emmanuel merci beaucoup, c'est tres encourageant. En fait j'ai fait le croquis en debut d'apres midi, le soleil etais tres fort, d'ou les ombres tres fortes aussi, donc je me suis un peu rate la si j'ai donne l'impression de fin d'apres midi.
Pour ce qui es des compliments, de meme, toi qui fais des croquis a tout va. J'adore les petites scenes de vies que tu fais, memes les choses insignifiantes sont jolies est interessantes a regarder, ta ligne es superbe!

- Hey Libra Bear. Thanks a lot for your nice words, I really appreciate. Are you working with Sylvain Chomet?

- Aaaah mon lapin sexy! Oui moi aussi je prefere tout a la main comme on bon vieux temps de pat le chat! Ici c'est plus facile de faire de l'aquarelle dehors, t'as l'impression d'etre en vacances et t'as pas les mains gelees sous la flotte.
Bises a ter tous

- Hola Oscar! muy bien, muy bien. Snow in London hey? I'm off to Texas this weekend, would you like me to bring you un Chapeau de Cowboy?

Grosses bises a toi et Patricia!

- Thanks Jared, now you have to convince Oscar to drive this car.

Trips & Tics said...

Hey there. I've been in here lurking now and then and I am just simply fascinated with the way you draw! Fantastic sketches! I am soooo envious of your talent! :o)

Greetings from Norway.

Alina Chau said...

Lovely drawings!! :)

Miguel Taborda said...

i am amazed! they are too realistic! awsome!!!

Petrea said...

Stef, your stuff is just terrific. I, too, especially love the power lines on that top sketch.

I may never learn to draw or paint, but if I'm lucky j'apprenderais le français sur votre blog.

Sending you an email. J'ai trouvée une autre auto que peut-etre vous aimerez.

If anyone feels like correcting my French, feel free. I speak it a little better than I write it.

AURORE DAMANT said...

Supers croquis, comme d'hab'! J'adore découvrir ces différentes facettes de L.A à travers tes dessins. Je te mets dans mes liens, ça t'embête pas j'espère.

Stef said...

- Hey Trips and Tics, thank you very much for your kind words, you can try to write to me in Norwegian, my wife is Swedish and understands Norwegian.
I've been to Norway and loved it.

- Thanks Alina and Miguel.

- Thank you very much Petrea! Merci beaucoup pour les infos a propos des voitures! Peu etre nous rencontrerons nous bientot dans les rues d'Altadena ou Pasadena :)

- Merci beaucoup Aurore! J'aime beaucoup tes illustrations et ton style, tu es super talentueuse!travailles tu avec Sylvain a Cartoon Network a Londres?
Et merci de m'ajouter dans tes liens, j'en fais de meme!

Craig Mackay said...

Beautiful drawings lately! I love the line work on the phone/power lines above Jimmy's.

Trips & Tics said...

Det er jo riktig praktisk å kunne skrive norsk til deg, eller jag kan försöka att skriva lite svensk också? Oder ein bisschen deutsch vielleicht? Jeg ser at det er mange språk i kommentarene dine, det må være kul å forstå så mange språk?

Well, I am trying to learn german right now, but I have to practice my english as well. But I wonder about something, have you been artistically educated? I have tried to find the information about you, but so far I am either blind or...? I just wonder how you got so good! I see lot of sketches on the net but yours are truely awsome.

I'll be back. :o) Gotta run.

Oscar Grillo said...

Kardos. Boris, Crookie and I will have lunch at Monty's on Friday. Would you join us?

Fred said...

Great drawings Stef! And the Chevrolet looks like a 1966' Caprice to me.
I can't wait to come and try some of Jimmy's delicacies!

M@ said...

lets have lunch across the street from Stef!

Matt J said...

What's for lunch?

flo said...

Superbe blog , que je n'ai fait que survoler, (je reviendrais)
merci pour toutes ces belles techniques et coups de patte

Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas said...

I am trying to learn spanish. Can someone help me to write it better and correct me please:

La reputas madre que los parieron a todos los que dibujan pelotudeces animadas y disminuyen el potente y liberador arte de la linea unica pura y creativa.

Thank you!

Oscar Grillo said...

Corretion:

"La REPUTA MADRE madre que LO PARIÓ a todos los que dibujan pelotudeces animadas y disminuyen el potente y liberador arte de la linea unica pura y creativa"

Rather incoherent all together but this is more like it, Sr. Quevedo!

Tanner said...

Beautiful work Stef! There's nothing closer to fine American cuisine than Jimmy's Super Lunch! Bon apetit!

lolo said...

Super chouettes tes crobards, ça a beaucoup évolué depuis les arts décos !
Je te mets en lien sur mon site si tu n'y vois pas d'inconvénient.
A un de ces 4, si tu passes par Strasbourg, j'ai de la place…

Smook said...

More beautiful sketches, Stef. Hope you're warming up to California.

Clive said...

Lovely. Fluid and effortless looking mix of watercolour and ink...you've made it look so easy it deludes me into thinking I could draw with a pen and brush!

EL GRANDE said...

Stef,
Your images are getting looser and looser with a stronger confidence of marks. You're a machine:)

Ciao,
joe y elio

mr poulpe said...

that's amazing!!!all your sketches are fantastic!...!waow!

edilavorochefai said...

I love your sketches.

Stef said...

- Thanks Craig.

- Thanks tips and tricks. Yes I've been to an animation school in France.

- How was lunch Tonton Grillon?

- Matt, Aaaah, going for lunch at Dreamworks with Osacr, and then dessert at Disneyland!

- Ah ben merci beaucoup Flo.

- Hey Eric! Or may be Jack in the Box?

- He! Salut Lolo! merci! je fais enormement de croquis maintenant, je n'en faisais pas beaucoup a l'epoque. Et merci pour le lien sur ton site!
Strasbourg ca fait un peu loin maintenant, meme avec une bonne bagnole j'en ai pour quelques heures!

- Hey Smook! Yes, weather is fabulous here, good life!

- Ah, thanks Clive, I really appreciate! I'm trying not to think about what I sketch really, just organic lines, loose and spontaneous.

- Thanks El Grande.

- Merci Mr Poulpe.

- Thanks edilavorochefai.

ZEBE said...

Stef! tes crobards sont de plus en plus magnifiques.
....heu, voilà!

...mon commentaire n'est pas le must de l'originalité, mais c'est sincère
(et puis j'adore les vieilles caisses....moi, ça me fait penser a l'inspecteur Harry, le pied!)

ZB')

Harry, Le Pied said...

Make my day, punk.

Anonymous said...

so...what about nasa?
hasta siempre amigo!

Dorota said...

Stef- love the drawings, beautiful linework!

Stef said...

- Ah ben merci Zebe, ca me fait bien plaisir! et pis j'y travaille beaucoup, faut dire qu'ici c'est plus facile de s'asseoir dehors et dessiner vu qui y'a un cagnard incroyable tout le temps.

- NASA soon...busy at the moment, I'll scan them soon.

- Thanks Dorota!

quartzcity said...

Wonderful drawing of Jimmy's. I work very close to it and eat there often.

Stef said...

- Thank you very much! you are in one of the many Studios on Flower then? Watch it, you might be in my next sketch of Jimmy's soon!

frazgo said...

Great sketches. I think the car is a 1968 or 1967 Chevrolet Impala or Caprice. They were so close you could only tell by looking at the taillights and side chrome nomenclature.

Beautiful work...am a fan.

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