Stage 5 – In contrast to yesterday, the course today passed through fields of motionless wind turbines – no wind to turn them. Later, there were storms brewing, with more spills and accidents. I used the panoramic sketchbook again to try and catch the flavour. Here are some of the drawings.Read more "Stage 5 – Rouen to Saint Quentin"
Stage 4 – An exciting stage with plenty happening as always. The course continued by the coast and crosswinds caused havoc. Here are some more drawings.Read more "Stage 4 – Abbeville to Rouen"
Stage 3 – The tour comes back to France from Belgium – a day with dangerous, seaside crosswinds. I used a panoramic sketchbook this time. Here are some more drawings.Read more "Stage 3 – Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer"
Stage 2 – An exciting stage with huge sprint at the end. Mark Cavendish steams through to win. From my point of view, I tried to capture the peloton for the first time – what a fascinating beast that is? To see so many bodies and bikes weaving through the streets – the aerial shots […]Read more "Stage 2 – Visé to Tournai"
Stage 1 – the real start to the race – I still feel like I’m playing catch up but working my way through! Here are some more drawings.Read more "Stage 1 – Liège to Seraing"
Great start to this year’s Tour. I decided to try and draw each stage. Working like a person possessed with several sketchbooks at once. I felt as though I missed everything. Still, here are the first few drawings … my prologue!Read more "The Prologue – Liège to Liège"
Welcome to my new blog, which follows this year’s Tour de France in quick sketches… very quick! Each day, I make drawings from the broadcast of the Tour in sketchbooks. I use ink pen to make the drawing and add watercolour washes later. I’m making this blog to help me to learn how to blog (currently […]Read more "Bonjour!"