The Parisian Stations 巴黎的火車站

2009年當我在巴黎北站時,我決定要畫一張巴黎地圖。在前往倫敦的歐洲之星出發前,我有大約一小時的時間,我在車站內外閒晃了一會,我想應該是這個車站有什麼特點啟發了我的想像力,當時我完全不知道這些圖畫會多麼的影響著我大部分的生活(甚至畢業後我搬到臺灣)。十年後,我有一個衝動要再回頭做一些和巴黎相關的工作,從北站開始。我想要仔細研究並重現當時我讚嘆不已的雕像和正面細節,那是一座很大的建築,所以我先從較小也較簡單的奧斯特里茲站做練習。附近是里昂車站,那裡很美,雖然我對那裡並沒有私人情感,但我還是忍不住要畫它。到那時,已經是巴黎一半的車站(現在仍然是車站),所以我決定先完成蒙帕納斯、聖拉查和東站。每一站都有它獨特的特性和風格,當我有太多的大案子要完成時,這是很令人愉快的消遣。然而,當天花板漏水在幾乎要完成的北站圖上時,就沒那麼愉快了,我必須全部重畫!

這是北站,整幅的最後一部分。如果你對任何的原始圖有興趣,請私訊我.

While I was in the Gare du Nord in 2009 I decided to draw a map of Paris from above. I had an hour or so before the Eurostar to London and spent a while wandering around inside and outside the station. I guess something about the station inspired some creativity. I had no idea then how much these drawings would shape a big part of my life (or even that I'd move to Taiwan after graduation). Ten years later I had an urge to circle back and do some Paris related work again, starting with Nord Station. I wanted to study and recreate the statues and facade details I'd admired back then. It's a huge building so I started with the smaller and simpler Gare D'Austerlitz as practice. Nearby is the Gare De Lyon. It's beautiful and though I have no personal connection to it I knew I couldn't stop myself drawing it. By then that was half the stations in Paris (that are still stations). So I decided to complete the set with Montparnasse, Lazare and Est. Each station has it's own personality and style. It's been an enjoyable distraction during a time when I had too much other work to take on big projects. However when the ceiling leaked on a nearly complete Nord it was less enjoyable and I had to redraw the whole thing!

If you are interested in any of the original drawings please message me.

Nord

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Est

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Lyon

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Lazare

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Austerlitz

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Montparnasse

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