March 27, 2009

Meet the correspondents: MADRID > Fouad Dakhouch

"There's a feeling I really love.

When you throw a pebble into a calm pond and you let the waves capture your mind and all your senses.

That's how I feel when I draw, when I'm able to put on paper what I'm seeing.

I don't remember the artist who once said: "I don't know anything until I have drawn it." Those words ring in my ears every time somethings captures my eye.

I started drawing in Morocco. People I knew and also copying cartoons, which is another fixation of mine. When I go to Morocco the light is a different universe, the architecture is a wonder and senior citizens with their unique expressions and traditional garments are authentic walking masterpieces.

Now I've been living in Madrid for a long time. I like to observe its people, I enjoy the diversity and I think that's why I've always been attracted to portraits. Faces always seem mysterious to me. No matter how many thousands I've seen, they always amaze me. I also like to draw other subjects but one of my favorite exercises is to take the subway and collect hundreds of faces and characters in my sketchbook. It's addictive.

So, after regretting not having my sketchbook with me at times when I wanted to draw, now I've decided never to part ways with it.

We are one now."

• Fouad's blog.


TIA said...

Welcome. Greetings from Singapore!

gabi campanario said...

welcome Fouad! bienvenido! looking forward to your posts!

Isabel said...

welcome Fouad to USk looking forward to seeing more of your work

Liz Steel said...

welcome - great sketches!

Alain Bertin said...

I found your blog : beautiful work !

Fouad Dakhouch said...

Thank you very much!
I´m really happy to be part of this great group of people who like same things i love.
keep contact.

Richard Câmara said...

Hola Fouad! Bienvenido!
Si te apetece podemos incluso quedar algún dia y dibujar juntos por las calles de Madrid?
Un saludo

Don McNulty said...

Your bog is great, really enjoy your drawings, looking forward to more.

enrique said...

Mola lo de "I don't know anything until I have drawn it" pero añadiría algo más: incluso después de dibujarlo no podemos estar seguros de conocerlo!
Bienvenido, colega

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Welcome, Fouad, I can't wait to see more of your work and get acquainted with your locale.

matthew_c said...

Welcome Fouad, I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Fouad Dakhouch said...

-Richard, claro que nos podemos ver cualquier día y dibujar juntos.Estamos en contacto.

-Enrique, a tí no te digo ná, ya te pillaré por banda :) gracias.

-Thanks to all.
I was watching your works. And, what a rich diversity.
This is a big Salad with a lot of Vitamins! :)
Next week i will put some skethes.
I am very enthusiastic.

Uxía Pin said...

Me encantan tus apuntes!
Enhorabuena :)

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