Wednesday 20 January 2010


Hi everybody,

Blois is a small french city (around 48000 cityzen) but a great place for history and architecture.
This was the King´s residence in France until the end of the 16th century.
The wonderful royal castel is still here to remember us the glorious and prestigious past the city had.
The two sketches I show you today were done from the Place in front of this castel.
All around you have this complex view of roofs. It´s a part of the old city and all the streets are pretty narrow.
It´s a nice spot you apreciate to draw during a sunny winter day (no cold shadows coming in your back to freeze you!).
The cathedral drawn on the second sketch was build in 1697. Some parts older, from a previous church ( 12th century) are still visible (inside the crypt and on the base of the facade).

Soon I will tell you more with more sketches.


Wednesday 6 January 2010


here are some old sketches done with gouache painting in 2000-2001 during a trip in Malaysia.
Renting a motocycle, I was going early the morning in the middle of the rice field, on the Langkawi Island, catching the first sun light for those sketches.
The third one was done in the "Boh Tea Plantation", trying to keep my sketch dry from the rain.