A video about the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Chicago!

Hey! Hi everyone! I’m back!! 😁 😅 😜

😝 Happy New Year!!!!!😝
I wish you a huge lot of creativity in 2018. 😌

 

And I am REALLY happy that I at last managed to start working on the video shots I took during the Urban Sketchers Symposium last July in Chicago. 🎨 😎
Yes, time flies but, even a few months later, that’s a real pleasure to enjoy the atmosphere of the Symposium with the sketchers everywhere,the interesting workshops, the warmth of summer, and the craziness of Chicago!!  😃 Continue reading

Manchester Urban Sketchers Symposium Videos [Episode 2]

Hi! I hope you liked the first video!
Thank you so much for your kind comments about it. ☺️ 😉

Here is the second episode with LK Bing as an absolute guest star. Maybe you don’t know him, nor his work (I admit that I didn’t a few months ago) but I am sure you will be interested to discover his technique and amazed to watch him sketch and paint, and make the colors drip on the paper. 😃

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So, this video is essentially about his workshop but there is a lot of leaf through my huge sketchbook, too. I talk about my sketches, done with a variety of tools and techniques : watercolor, watersoluble marker, ink, pencils, acrylic markers… I hope it will inspire you! 😙 Continue reading

Manchester Urban Sketchers Symposium Videos [Episode 1]!!!!

Here it is!! The first episode of my series about the USK Symposium!! 😀

I am so happy to share with you, through these videos, this sketching adventure, these amazing memories, these unforgettable meetings and all the inspiration that goes with it!! ☺️

In this series of videos, I alternate a leaf through of my sketchbook and me telling you how was the Symposium, with some shots of the sketchers sketching 😉 (and you can actually watch each of them sketching for a little while) plus some shots of the sketching atmosphere in Manchester.

My guest stars, for this video, are Marion Rivolier, Marc Taro Holmes, Marina Grechanik, Mario Linares, Liz Steel, Suhita Shirodkar, Jessie Chapma, Robin Bauer and Swasky. Thanks to them for the “short demos” !! 😝

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Sketching in Paris! Watercolor of Notre Dame, step by step. [video]

Hi everyone!! I am back! 😀

Back from the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Manchester (Hiiiiiiii!!!! 😝) and back from some holidays (but to be continued 😉 )…
So many things to tell, so many sketches to share and videos to show!!!! 😃

As a start, here is a short fun video shot during the few hours I spent in Paris before heading to Manchester.

I didn’t bring my “demo gear” so this is not a real demo but a step by step, where I show you my painting at several stages to let you understand the process. I hope you will like it!

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French church. Real time watercolor demo with explanations. [video]

Hi!
I am very happy to offer, today, my first watercolor demo on location!! 😀
It’s not perfect but I think that this test shooting was pretty much convincing nevertheless. Please tell me what you think. 😊

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So, in the video, you will see me sketching a Breton church (in Pleyben) straight with the brush, with watercolor.
I try to explain, while painting, how I translate the subject on paper to create, I hope, a nice, loose and fresh quick painting. Once again, I have to apologize for my jabbering English… I will try to get better, I promise! ☺️

You will be able to see my gear, too, at the beginning of the video.

Recording these kind of videos makes me realize I fiddle sometimes too much with my sketches and am way too slow to grow some of the shapes 😉 but I hope the demo is good, nevertheless.
This is a real time video, so no speed up at all. However, you’ll see that I don’t paint the whole time at the same speed. It’s fun and a bit weird!! 😅 Sometimes, I paint at a slow pace, refining the shapes a bit too much and, suddenly, I dive into quick calligraphic marks and you could believe that I speeded up the video!! 😁

I hope that the video won’t be boring for you, as it’s a real time one, sharing the process for an around 35 mn sketch. Continue reading

Indian woman watercolor demo. And only 3 places left for the workshop in India! :)

As an inspiration for the week end, here is a video where I am painting a loose watercolor sketch of an Indian woman wearing a red sari. That’s a 5 minutes painting so that is definitely the kind of quick sketch I would like to do a lot in India, in my travel diary, taking advantage of the beautiful and colorful outfits of the Indian people! 😀

By the way, our little group for India (I chose to limit it to around 10 people) is growing gradually. 😊 Thank you so much for the artists that have decided to take part in this adventure with me!! 😀😘

There are only 3 places left for the watercolor trip there, by now, so, if you think you are interested, think about sending me an email or sending one to Nancy, from Going Places Together.

All the information about the watercolor workshop I am going to lead in India from the 19 Feb 2017 to the 6 March 2017 is here on the website and there on the Going Places together website! ☺️

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Video with explanations! Mango 15 mn watercolor demo.

That’s my first try at making a watercolor demo and talking in English at the same time… 😅
So, really, thank you in advance for your indulgence!… I know it’s a bit more than I can chew for now, but I wanted to be able to offer you a video with some talking (so you can hear me laughing 😁 😜 ).

My English is awful, full of mistakes and pronunciation errors, but I hope the explanations will be nevertheless understandable enough and that they will bring some useful tips and information to you. 😊

Please ask if there is something you can’t understand, because of the English or of a bad explanation. ☺️

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I am painting with a squirrel mop, plus a squirrel and sable reservoir brush, on the Daler Rowney sketchbooks with cheap paper 😳 I am using for some time now.

Do you like my really loose mango?! Full of dripping effects, backruns and splatters?! 😝
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Video : Taj Mahal quick sketch watercolor demo. :)

First of all, thank you so much for your comments on the previous articles. I really love that this blog can be a place for sharing, with interesting creative exchanges!
Thanks for being a part of it, reacting and sharing your point of view, your experience!
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Today, I would like to share with you a video I made when doing some India sketches as a prep for my future watercolor workshop there. (Hiiiiii, so excited!!!! 😆)
That’s a 15 mn loose watercolor sketch of the Taj Mahal. 😊 The video is 5 mn long, though, as I speeded up some parts. 😉

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I hope it will be interesting for you to watch! 😊
I admit that it’s interesting for me, too, because it’s a chance to take a step back and to consider how I work with another perspective. Continue reading