Thursday, 23 April 2009

Le Marche Des Enfants Rouges - Finished version

I've tidied up my original sketch, and coloured it as best I could from memory (so it could be completely wrong). Presenting the finished version...

Le Marche Des Enfants Rouges, 2009

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Le Marche des Enfants Rouges

Another good Parisian tip I was given was to visit the Enfants Rouges organic market on Rue de Bretagne. It's a relatively small market with a good choice of things to eat, e.g. sushi, falafel, Italian, etc. all under one roof. I drew this while eating a falafel sandwich and waiting for my girlfriend to get some sushi.

She came back with a falafel sandwich.

I may add a bit of colour to this drawing at some point if I remember.

Le Marche des Enfants Rouges, 2009

Monday, 20 April 2009

I recently came back from a five day jaunt to Paris. Due to the terrible exchange rate at the moment, I spent most of the trip wandering around like a zombie having had no sleep in the cheap (£90 a night - not sure if it gets much cheaper than that in Paris) hotel room which had built-in amplifiers in the walls with surround sound toilet, shower and building-work noises.

A top tip if you're heading there soon is to visit the Rodin museum, avoiding the museum itself (which was about 8 euros to see) and just heading to the garden, which was only 1 euro and contained some amazing sculptures. One of which was a little old thing called 'Le Pensuer' ('The Thinker', to you and I). I spent 20 minutes trying to draw it and messed it up (particularly the head) due to the pressure of too many people looking at what I was doing.

Interesting that there seemed to be three stock reactions to seeing one of the world's most famous sculptures:

1) To reenact the pose for a photograph
2) Complete indifference (mainly seen amongst younger people)
3) To say "Ah...Le Penseur!" in a wise and knowing voice (seen exclusively amongst Dads)

Le Penseur