Blog News

I’ve been busy, but not here.

A late Happy New Year to y’all!! I see that I still get a lot of traffic, like at least 500 visits a month. I thought I’d let this blog a bit to its own to see if people are still interested in pencils. And it shows that eventhough I was silent on here for quite some time, there’s still a lot of folks out there reading into pencils and what comes with it. My main focus was on my family last year. I also tried to boost my Facebook page (about 8700 likes now), but feel that Facebook has become a place for those who are willing to pay to get views and likes, so I recently switched to Instagram to post my drawings. I started a “One painting a day” challenge. So for 366 days I’ll try to do one drawing a day into my Baron Fig (I’ll have to write a review about that one too). So yes, I’ll do some reviews this year, at least one per month if not more, we’ll see. There are also plans for my real own website, but that’s still in the distant future. Hope to “see” you around here. I have some comments to catch up to. Cheers, Gilles


New Gallery Section

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I added a new Linkgroup on the right side of this page called “Personal Work”. You can visit my Carbonmade Portofolio there. This is how I spent most of my time this past month. I will continue to draw in that style, but update the Gallery only when I have 2 or 3 works to add. You can also follow me on my facebook page for more frequent updates. I’ll be updating this page more in the next week, as I probably will have a little more time at hand. See you wherever your curiosity brings you!

Preparing for this years “Troc’N’Brol”


I am this year again invited to the awesomely strange and fun exhibition/auction called “Troc’N’Brol”. I don’t know if this kind of thing is internationally known, so I’ll try to explain: It’s an exhibition where the guests can bid on a work they like with whatever comes to their heads by writing this on a Post-It and putting that one near the work they like. This can be done from 18:00 to 22:00, hereafter the artists choose one or none of the proposals and the work then changes proprietary. The new proprietary then has one year to fulfill his bid. So if you’re in Luxembourg on the 18th of December, check out this event at the “Carré-Rotondes” in Hollerich/Luxembourg.

You can check out some of my work on my facebook page: