back from the travelbook fair in clermont-ferrand
one week ago, I was at the travelbook fair "le rendez-vous du carnet de voyage" of clermont-ferrand, and as last year, I spent a huge but exhausting week end, presenting my last sketchbooks and editions, including my past book "barcelona m'inspira" and the upcoming book "oldies but goldies"!
I did the ride from barcelona with my spanish buddies miguel herranz, swasky, santi and luis ruiz, and as last year, it was a pleasure to meet again some old friends, as damien roudeau, david lopez, guillaume reynard, bastien dubois, elsie or véronique groseil (…)
on friday, the "school day", no way to escape to portraits kids and teenagers (david describe it so well here), this is one of the few I manage to sketch on my sketchbook… I was also teaching a workshop titled "de la tête aux pieds" about portrait, and had a talk in front of 5 classes about the value of sketching everyday life in spite of exotic places.
and we were working until very late, here in a bar next to sebastian loerscher, who amaized me with his illustrations of haïti, or there sketching with inkpen and wine on the table cloth:
or here with aleksi cavaillez.
and I couldn't left the fair without sketching évariste, one of the figure of the festival.
we continue the party with the urban sketchers france, thanks to tazab, who invite us to a "mique-party" (a traditional dish from corrèze, that was nearly as good as the one of my grandma, merci jean-pierre) and finished the day sketching a renault dauphine at 2am with emily, cat, fabien, luis, santi, swasky, gérard michel and tazab:
and if I did not tell you all these before, it's that I get lost in the many books I bring back from there!!
thanks to the association ifav for the organisation of the festival, and to all the sketchers and visitors, and I hope to meet you again next year!!