Archive for June, 2011

Some working class heroism

Couldn’t help myself, a quick second round with sketches of some more masterpieces, 

This time Picasso, Matisse, and not one, not two, but Three Venus de Milo!.
When a painting is lent, a note is put in its place.

And, as promised, the Venus de Milo sisters, all drawn by the same family. (I adore this series)
And to finish off, something about life and death:
A statue of the fish carying the spirits to the death world (from the Oceanic collection of the Quai Branly museum)
And just for the context, This is a big black wooden fish, the skull is put in its belly, and there is a man (whom I didn’t draw) holding the fishe’s mouth firmly shut, while the mouth penetrates it’s back. (hope the picture below makes it clearer…)

A sunrise or a sunset?


If Impressionism is an attempt to take reality and extract the impression out of it. what does a drawing whose subject is an impressionist masterpieces mean? a double extract? a way to pass the time?
Ah, you know what? forget it…

This time – some drawings from Musée d’Orsay (among others)
And if you missed my recommendation – take a look at this issue of Boo! Baa! Buu! with echos of the Leviathan

Beatriz Milhazes au fondation cartier

Monet – Orangeri​e

Monet – Orangeri​e, using some pens bought in the kiosk.

indeed Don Quixote, Sancho Panza and the Dead Mule
Apparently, Honoré drew tons of them, as you can see (and even buy a poster) here.

I sat down to rest, right below a statue of Icarus, and took my time to draw him in relatively lots of detail, but I still prefer the fast one that came after…


An attempt to catch the mist Monet lays down with pencils.

If you look closely, you will see some visitors reflecting in the protecting glass. (at least I did…)



Bonnard is someone I can’t seem to get enough of… 

The guard was dosing off, so I started drawing and waiting for him to fall asleep. Suddenly he woke up, looked around, and mumbled something about him falling asleep and that he has to go take a walk.
The empty chair remained.

You know how a tune sometimes sticks to your brain, right? it may be one you didn’t hear in years, but suddenly something clicks…

Well, years ago, a dear dear friend of mine (I’m still waitin..) introduced me to Gary Larson, and ever since I get from time to time the itch to see a sketch he made.

Lately it is this one:

(click it to see the full one)

This post is about a cup of coffee with some details, followed by some odds and ends.

hope you enjoy!

The full empty cup.

A spoonful of sugar

In China

Building in a plate

B in a P

A Mumin?

Table corner
Across the coffee table


Rose asleep

Local Reggea (Music post preview…)

reply to a fellow blogger

St Nom – Night train station

David S.