January 27, 2010

people






January 25, 2010

groupe sketches




young fishermen of the village of Iwik, National Park of the Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania more here.




young boys of R'gueiba, National Parc of the Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania.




young men refugees,Smara, Saharawi Refugee Camp, Tindouf, Algeria. More here.




refugee family, Dahkla, Saharawi Refugee camps, Tindouf, Algeria.




fish sellers,fish market, Nouakchott. More here.



children from Hodh el Gharbi, Mauritania.

January 24, 2010

bits and odds




January 15, 2010

Mauritanian children stories


 Yahya Rajel a Professional story teller from Mauritania delighted children today at the French Cultural Center.

January 13, 2010

illustrations for a set of playing cards


dorcas gazelle



ratel


jackal

grey heron

pelican 


The project has been aproved and I'll be illustrating a small book on biodiversity for the village's schools at the National Park of the Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania.
These images are for a set of playing cards of the different species that living in the area.
 Today I experimented by adding digital color to the background and I like them better. What do you think?

January 08, 2010

un 2CV pour Lapin



 The last two days Nouakchott has been filled with 2CV. There's a big meeting in Bamako, Mali to celebrate the 50th year since independance and they've been crossing Mauritania on their way there.
 Today as I left Auberge Sahara, where some of them have been staying I decided to make a quick sketch in honnour of another sketcher Lapin, who excels in car sketches.
You might as well check urbansketchers book on cars at issue a real beauty and very inspiring for someone that never considered before to be sketching a car!

January 06, 2010

Three days in Atar to meet Mado Grize

the interior patio with date palm trees in an old house in Atar


tea and cat





Mado Grize and Bernard Romy


Khalifa and Sidi


Khalifa at the ACHEMA nutrition center

I've just been in a three day visit to the town of Atar to meet Mado Grize a 76 year old Swiss lady who's running three nutrition centers for children, lending goats to divorced women with no income and with children and transforming plastic rubish bags and aluminium cans stay-tab rings into beautiful bags find the full story with more sketches here.

January 05, 2010

Exposição em Torres Vedras