"I was born in Madrid in 1954 and I am a graphic designer and illustrator.
I love architecture and sculpture. And I love drawing buildings and the urban environment.
I work in Madrid, a city I find pleasant and interesting. This year, following doctors prescriptions, I've decided to put a stop to my stress. I'm taking long walks and rediscovering a city very different from the Madrid I knew, as well as the pleasure of slowing down.
I think drawing is an important way to understand what you see, it makes you change your perception of the world.
I like to draw with a fountain pen, always without any previous pencil sketch. That way you get a stroke with more quality.
My teachers have always been the books that were around my house growing up, especially Rembrandt, Picasso, Matisse, Dufy and Van Loon. I spent hours looking at them and copying the masterpieces.
I'm delighted to join Urban Sketchers, a great initiative."
On the flag: Johannesburg sketcher Cathy Gatland sketching outside Kippies Jazz Club in Newtown.
Urban Sketchers is a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Consider making a donation today to help us continue to 'Show the World, One Drawing at a Time.' All donations in the United States are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.
4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
6. We support each other and draw together.
7. We share our drawings online.
8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.
The Urban Sketchers logo was created by Italian graphic designer Franco Lancio.