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February 5, 2013

Rendez-vous du carnet de voyage at Clermont Ferrand (1)

You cannot leave things so much as to forget them in time, even more when it´s about a professionally enriching experience such as participation in " Rendez-vous du carnet de voyage "in Clermont-Ferrand , one of the most important travel books authors festivals in the world and almost certainly the most important in Europe.

Clermont-Ferrand cartel de mi expositor

The selection was made on the base of a portfolio with some of my drawings sent, once past that point, which honestly got me excited, I was one of 30 or 40 travel books authors selected from the countries invited to this edition, the Iberian peninsula and Latin America.

Clermont-Ferrand expositor Clermont-Ferrand dibujos

I hadn´t have a lot of information before arriving there, it was in Clermont that I realized the size of the festival, and the professional level of the participants, sponsors, editors and especially public visiting for 3 days the Congress Centre in Clermont-Ferrand.

Clermont-Ferrand: Luis Ruiz

Clermont-Ferrand: Luis Ruiz.56.02 Clermont-Ferrand: Inma Serrano Clermont-Ferrand: Inma Serrano

Along with my fellow sketchers: Inma Serrano and Luis Ruiz, also selected as exhibitors at the festival, jointly we organized the trip, so that all those hours in car was also a time full of conversations on ideas, projects, artistic interests... a real brainstorming of over 12 hours trips in two separate days of travel.

Clermont-Ferrand: Como dibuja Inma Serrano


Clermont-Ferrand: Miguel Herranz, Freekhand Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand: Inma Serrano Clermont-Ferrand: entrevista en radio

Professionally my presence in Clermont festival has made me realize that I can actually have job opportunities, on how to present them to the publishers, what is more interesting to them and which are the deadlines you we must work with. Personally, it was very exciting because of the meeting with so many sketchers friends from all over Spain and even Europe, which I had only knew virtually. A total of five days, counting the stay and the trip, full of experiences, meetings with publishers, one radio interview, drawings and photographs.


Maike Bohlen said...

Congratulations and what nice sketches you have made. You truly deserve all the merits you get now :-)

kane said...

Nice sketchy sketches.

Alvaro Carnicero said...

Thanks :)

miked said...

Congratulations and what an experience!
Thanks for sharing the link too. Looks quite fascinating and I've got to take a deeper look.

John Wright said...

I really like the maps and montages - I'm printing this post as a reminder to mix up my sketches and make more notes. It was great to hear such an affirming experience and to know that there is an appreciation for this wonderful

sanjeev joshi said...

lovely sketches..i was at carne du voyage two years back and throughly enjoyed the experience like you have done..thanks for sharing such beautiful sketches and experience.

Eugene said...

It's a lovely experience and great sketches! We attended Rendez-vous du carnet de voyage at Clermont Ferrand and invited artists in 2006-2008. Missing it's atmosfere and spirit. Maybe sometimes again...

Don McNulty said...

I really enjoyed this post.

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Alvaro Carnicero said...

Thank you very much! :)

I have to upload the second part of sketches, I hope soon.

VHein said...

These sketches are great--thanks for sharing the experience, and congratulations on the new opportunities!

Alvaro Carnicero said...

Thanks VHein! :)