Sunday, November 10, 2013
Lapin: "I only sketch very old cars."
You know Lapin as the Barcelona-based French illustrator who sketches old cars wherever he can find them. He has drawn hundreds over the years, all over the world. Now sketchers and car enthusiasts alike will be happy to know that he's crowdfunding a book where we can admire a selection of his "Oldies but Goldies" all at once.
In the summer of 2010 Lapin visited Seattle and I had the opportunity to watch him draw a radiant Pontiac in my neighborhood. The car happened to drive away a bit too soon, but he had already managed to complete most of the drawing, including a watercolor wash. It was impressive to watch him work and I'm glad I took a short video and some photos that I can share with you now.
I hope they'll whet your appetite for Lapin's book and inspire you to contribute to his campaign.