mercredi 31 décembre 2014


My last sketch in 2014. Usteristrasse 14, in Zürich, where the Latvian poet Rainis (1865-1929) lived in 1912. This is a project for an exhibition about him, to be held in Latvia in 2015.

lundi 27 octobre 2014


Spending a long week in Montpellier, France, I thought I would have had more time to draw, but it turned out to be more difficult than expected to switch from rehearsing at the opera to sketching. I ended up with only two sketches. One of the opera house and another of the entrance of a housing complex built in 1988 by the spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, where our hotel was located.

jeudi 16 octobre 2014


Two quick sketches from Fribourg: the brand new "Pont de la Poya" and buildings in "Schiffenen", on the periphery of the city.

jeudi 18 septembre 2014

Basler Zeitung

This is an article published last week in the swiss newspaper Basler Zeitung. It talks about the Urban Sketchers group and my beginnings in sketching...

mardi 2 septembre 2014

There wasn't a lot of sketching, this august. I actually concentrated on the making of a small children's book for my daughter's fifth birthday. The book is bilingual, as she is, french and latvian. It was nice, for once, to draw mostly from imagination, rather than drawing only from observation, as I usually do. I might eventually look for an editor, probably in Latvia. Let's see what the future brings...

samedi 19 juillet 2014

Pour le site des Ombres, c'est par ici

Ah, oui, et le premier disque de Heima (monsieur Olivier Picon et moi-même) vient de sortir. Pour l'écouter/l'acheter, c'est sur notre site, ou sur Qobuz, iTunes, Amazon, etc. Enjoy!

lundi 19 mai 2014

Berlin 2014

It's been a long time since my last post. I've spent two weeks in Berlin, Germany, and this is a try to tell a short story about my stay in a comics form.

mardi 29 avril 2014

jeudi 10 avril 2014

Souvenirs from Munich

I spent a few days in Munich, Germany, to play in Dido&Aeneas at the Bayerische Staatsoper. I took time to walk through the city, visit the Haus der Kunst, go swimming at the incredible Müller'sche Volksbad (entirely in Art Nouveau style, don't miss it if you go to Munich, danke Julian für den Tipp) and to draw a few sketches.

Clock, Volksbad

Lamp, Volksbad

Changing room, Volksbad

Chairs, Goldene Bar, Haus der Kunst

Balcony, Bayerische Staatsoper

Feldherrnhalle, Odeonsplatz

S-Bahn, Marienplatz

jeudi 3 avril 2014

I was looking for another luxury car to draw, when i found something much more interesting : an old abandoned van gently rusting on a carpet of dandelions, just behind the railroad. I definitely needed a Mater for my Lightning McQueen...

mardi 1 avril 2014

Porsche Panamera

Challenge of the day: drawing a car. Why is it so damn difficult?...

mardi 25 mars 2014

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