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C'est beau de créer des liens, même au loin… L'écriture le fait chaque jour, pleins et déliés y compris au clavier. On ne voit pas les yeux, le corps reste absent, l'écriture tricote les âmes, d'âme à âme mais l'imaginaire des corps, parfois, miraculeusement, s'y enfl'âme.
—  jacques dor
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We often go with Kana to used books stores to find interesting materials. Last time I bought an old album about Japanese bridges and found in it one that I know pretty well - The Full Moon Bridge in the Koishikawa Korakuen Japanese garden. I go there to paint often because it’s one of the few gardens that don’t mind if you use a tripod (or two).

I did this picture during a pretty long session (about 5 hours). I first made a really basic sketch in 2H pencil and then painted with my Schmincke set. The foliage proved to be really difficult to paint in this style with just watercolours so I used some white poster colour paint (NIKKER brand) and mixing it with the watercolours added some details.

The light kept changing drastically because of fast moving clouds and I got rained upon halfway through the painting. I managed to finish it somehow just before a huge storm approached.  

Technical stuff:

  • Medium: HOLBEIN saunders WATER FORD natural 300g/m2 cold pressed F4
  • Sketch:  Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni pencil 2H
  • Colours: My Schmincke 48 colours watercolours set
  • White details: NICKER poster colour

面白い資料を探しによく古本屋へ行きます。最近手に入れた日本の有名な橋が載っている写真集で、よく知っている橋をみつけました。絵描きに三脚を使える、小石川後楽園にある円月橋。

長いセッション(5時間)の間でこの橋を描いてみました。かなり固い2Hの鉛筆で軽いスケッチを描いた上で、シュミンケの水彩で着色しました。葉っぱが多すぎて、こんなスタイルだと水彩だけでは足りなかったので白いポスターカラーも使いました。

描いている途中で雨に降られて、雲の流れが早く光もすごいペースで変わっていました。大方描き終わった時に嵐が来たので、今回は本当にぎりきりでした。

ツール詳細  

  • 紙:ホルベイン工業(株)ウォーターフォード水彩紙 ナチュラルホワイト 300g 
  • 下描き:Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆  2H 
  • 着色:48色のシュミンケ水彩セット 
  • 白ディテール:ニッカー ポスターカラー

Christiane Taubira appreciation post to celebrate international women’s day.

“why Christiane Taubira?” you might ask, oh dear ignorant friend… because anyone who knows her, loves her. even macron, our hetero™ who is clearly distracting the queen with his undying admiration.

Let’s begin, ya girl got the receipts.

She’s the class clown who is also the smartest kid around.

She’s been the queen of the mic drop since 1952 obama who?

(reigning queen)

She can’t handle the stupidity levels of the politicians surrounding her.

“I will judge you to your death, but shall remain cozy in the process.”

“sometimes to resist is to remain, sometimes to resist is to leave.”- CT. She quit à bicyclèèèèèteeeee. (iconic)

All for one and one for all!

We love you, Christiane Taubira.