Monday, 16 December 2019
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Already a month since Usk Manchester 2016- First day in Manchester, we arrived late and headed straight to the Curry Mile, unable to resist our craving for Indian food. Good thing we did that- we didn´t manage to return in the following days.
The next day we took the architectural city tour- though Phil asked us not too, i couldn´t resist a couple of scribbles. Again, good thing i did that, because i didn´t manage to return to the Imperial war museum or Ancoats in the following days.
This is the view from our flat in the Northern Quarter. Next day, exploring the City center, especially around Albert Square, since this was where i´d do my demo. But first, i got lost near the River Irwell and painted this morning sketch on the bridge.
This corner, of Wakefield street just next to Oxford Road Station, was sketched a lot- apparently one of those beautiful old pubs is going to be demolished.
In the evening, reception night in the town hall- a very impressive setting and afterwards, some busy sketchers on Albert square. Next day, the workshops start.
First workshop was Marina Grechanik´s- it felt like going back to basics, but in a necessary and good way-thinking about how and why we sketch and the stories we want to tell in our sketchbooks. Also first lesson in ignoring the british weather- it was bad.
I was also faculty for the first time, doing a demo near Albert square, which was fun. Here´s the result of the second demo i did.
Another workshop was car sketching with Lapin and Gerard Michel, inetersting to finally figure out that warped perspective when you´re sitting way to close to your subject.
And Veronica Lawlor´s workshop, where finally the concept of thumbails start to sink in! Only took a couple of years.Love the combo Pentel/Brushpen + rain. Later on i ran out of painting water and took some from the canal- good thing you don´t need pure, brilliant colours when you´re painting in the rain.
This year´s Drink n Draw location was very pretty- the Peveril of the Peak, whatever that means,
these are some non-sketcher enjoying their pints.
The building above is on Stephenson Square and houses the Art Store of my dreams. We then went back to the city center for some views and buildings spotted over the past days, for example the Gotham Building below. It merited some dramatic watercolour, i think.
Monday, 22 August 2016
Monday, 15 August 2016
This mother and her toddler were shockingly color coordinated- on a nice evening on Praza da Constitucío in Vigo.
Friday, 12 August 2016
Friday, 22 July 2016
Going through the sketchbooks of the past months and fondly remembering visiting Rüsselsheim. The town is known for the Opel factory, which dates back to 1862 and produced sewing machines and bicycles before switching to cars some years later.
Another interesting trip with Urban Sketchers Rheinmain.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
A curious mix of subjects in my sketchbook lately.
The chicken were sketched at a poultry fair in Ellershausen. We went just to watch, mainly the day old chicks, but somehow we ended up with a car filled with chirping paper boxes. Apparently two Zwergwyandotten could not be left behind, and neither could some day old chicks.
Then i sketched some cars at PS Speicher in Einbeck, a newly opened transport museum. It has as great collection of european microcars from the 1950s and 1960s i hadn´t seen before.