samedi 22 mai 2010

2 books, 4 faces, 1 street concert

As usual, books! On the left a book by Jacques Salomé, a French author who writes about communication between people with very interesting ideas and views. The other book is a thriller.

 
I usually don't like very much this type of stories with a lot of action, and perfect heroes who are so incredibly intelligent, skilled and beautiful. But James Rollins'stories have something more, despite the clichés, and I enjoy them. The end of this one was awesome, and in complete synchronicity with my current spiritual fumblings, that was amazing (I won't tell, I don't want to spoil it if you want to read the book! - I think the English title must be "the Darwin Bible".)

 Faces again. A girl in Berlin (seen in the Sartorialist's blog). A London portrait from Paul Bence's Flickr stream (great gallery!). A not very good version of Jean Seberg (and it's not the first time I try... - one day, I'll succeed!) . A young teen from Hans Silvester's book about the Omoo people (Ethiopia).

This is from a photo I took last year in a nearby village. I'm going to color it, but I like it in black and white, too, so here it is. The group was playing Tzigane music, and they were so good. The kids were sons of some of the band members and they were really funny to watch!
(You can click on the drawing if you want to see it bigger).

15 commentaires:

Ann a dit…

Fantastic drawings! Thanks for the book review too - they sound interesting to read.

Johanna a dit…

As usual, I love your book paintings! And the faces look like a lot of fun. The last sketch is great, I look forward to seeing it in color too!

Alex a dit…

These are Amazing! ^^ Your book sketches are as great as always(and I am wondering how many books do you really read a week...hahahaha) And your sketch of faces, my oh my they have improved so much! The village picture too is a very nice sketch, it's so lively =)

Dan Kent a dit…

Nice sketches! I especially like the girl in Berlin. That look would inspire a lot of stories I think.

curiouscrow a dit…

Lovely sketches - I particularly like your books and the street scene.

Cathy Holtom a dit…

I really like your drawing of the street musicians, it's full of character. It's good as it is but putting colour in would make it even better.

raena a dit…

I always love your book paintings. Your portraits are wonderful. The top left is my favorite of the four. But, I really, really like the street musicians. I picture this one as an oil painting. It's just fabulous!

Janene a dit…

I like you book paintings a lot--the curled cover looks so convincing. The street scene is great too....and the portraits.

donna a dit…

Great sketches!

ffyrebird.com a dit…

These are all so very wonderful! The books are awesome and so very real looking! The sketches of people, especially the street scene are so fresh and lively.

Peachtreeart a dit…

You use space sooo well! I especially like the village scene!

Anetka a dit…

Marvelous as usual. I like your style as it seems very light and gives me a shift in perspective if it comes to drawing and what's really important:)

Love your book reviews and sketches:)
Really, how many books a month do you read? Seems a lot:)

Bénédicte a dit…

j'aime beaucoup tes couvertures de bouquins, cela me donne toujours envie de les lire et ma liste s'allonge.
Les portraits aussi sont super.
tu connais ce blog?
http://facesofbellingham.wordpress.com/
il n'y a que des portraits photos.
Ton dernier dessin me plait beaucoup, en noir. Tu peux en faire une photocopie en noir avant de le mettre en couleur pour avoir les 2 versions, c'est interessant de voir les 2 en meme temps.

quirkyartist a dit…

I do love your book drawings. You have inspoired me and I'm looking forward to doing a book during Every Day in May.

Bénédicte a dit…

je viens de regarder ton blog jusqu'au tout premier post, notant tous les livres au passage. Good! j'ai de quoi lire maintenant! Interessant de voir tout ce que tu as fait. J'aime ton style aussi bien en français qu'en anglais.