Friday, June 29, 2007

A Good Year

I've been in France for a year! I moved to Paris last June just as the French were starting to gain ground in the World Cup. It was a sweltering hot summer in the city but there was a great feeling in the streets & people would go crazy whenever a match was won. I was only there for 4 months before moving on South. I've put together some of the sketches of people I met or saw & some of the situations that I got myself into over the past year.

Car-burning seems to be a traditional French past-time! During the World Cup I ended up in the eye hospital after getting too close to the smoke of a burning vehicle & a fragment of something lodged itself on my retina! In February I had a bike accident on the Promenade & my shoulder hasn't been the same since. For some reason my doctor sent me to a Gynaecological clinic to get x-rayed!

Here's a photo collage of some sights I came across in Paris.

These pics are from the Cote d'Azur.

France really is a marvellous country & I've only seen a tiny part of it. I hope to stay as long as possible & discover more.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Annecy Sketchbook

Here come the sketches . . .

The Thiou river seen from the Pont-Morand.

The Palais de l'Isle or 'the Old Prison' from two different vantage points.

Sunday is market day on the Pont-Morand.

Alleyway opposite Café des Arts (left) & views on the lake (above).

Monday, June 18, 2007

Annecy Animation Festival 2007

Freestyle doodlin' with pinkie extended.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Phone doodles

Doodlin' while on the phone to the UK tax office. . .