Monday, February 02, 2009

Old Town Pasadena.

22 comments:

JP said...

This is superb! love the choice of opaque blue for that slab of sky.

Georges ABOLIN said...

d'accord avec JP !

Anita Davies said...

Gorgeous. Such a great perspective

Federico Bertolucci said...

Beautiful work!this sketch style is very beautiful and alive

Ellis Nadler said...

i love the lens-like curvature

Cafe Pasadena said...

SUPERb!

Stephane, you have promising talent!!

Stéphane Kardos said...

- Thanks JP.

- Ah ben merci bien Georges :)

- Thanks Anita. I wanted to try something different as I always draw things at eye level.

- Thanks Federico.

- Thanks Ellis, I will try on a bigger page to be able to draw even more of the scene in one go.

- Thanks Mike!

Laurie said...

This is magnificent! I love the perspective -- buildings that look like children's blocks. All those angles and rectangles. It's wonderful.

Petrea said...

Terrific, Stef. I'm trying to figure out where you were sketching from. I like your iPod pieces but your sketches/watercolors amaze me.

Ry's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful! I want more info though....how large is this piece? Is it completely traditional? Any digital enhancements?

Stéphane Kardos said...

- Well, thank you very much Laurie :) I like the children's blocks allusion.

- Thanks Petrea :) Yes, I much prefer traditional media myself, much more fun and rewarding.
So I was at the top of the parking structure on the corner of Union and Fair Oaks.

- Merci Ry! the piece is 12X16, all traditional, pen, watercolour and gouache. You have to come over and take photos of me when I darw to send to my Mum, I want to look like a rock star :)

justdoodleit said...

This is stunningly beautiful. Love the colors and perspective :)

nic said...

sooo gorgeous!

Craig Mackay said...

Beautiful, Stephane!

sponie said...

Really like the birds eye view. You have such a cool wiggly quality in your line work. The opaque and transparent application of the water color and guache are great!

lautrette said...

cool , nice shapes!

Anonymous said...

wonderful, what size is the original sketch? thanks,

Stéphane Kardos said...

Thanks, I think it's 13X19, or slightly smaller.

stupot said...

You've a real way with colour Stephane - I can only learn! The shadow work is as interesting as the 'colour'. The perspective work is also highly skilled.
But you probably know that! welcome to USk too.

Stéphane Kardos said...

Thanks Stupot! you're very kind.

Genine said...

so wonderful!!

Natalie said...

I love this! Great work! I'm happy to have stumbled into your blog. :)