New #USkWorkshop in San Francisco, Oct. 10:

June 28, 2009

Meet the correspondents: MADRID > Jacobo Pérez-Enciso

"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."

• Jacobo's art on Flickr.
• Jacobo's website.


matthew_c said...

I like this idea of slowing down, and long walks, I look forward to what you see.
Welcome Jacobo.

gabi campanario said...

Bienvenido Jacobo, tus dibujos captan la esencia de los paisajes urbanos que escoges, me encanta ese estilo suelto y a la vez seguro. Looking forward to your posts!

Danielle C. McManus said...

Hi Jacobo! I love your story, especially the part about how drawing is an important way to understand what you see, and rediscovering your city! Welcome to Urban Sketchers.

enrique said...

Me alegra mucho verte por aquí, Jacobo. Bienvenido

sanjeev joshi said...

hi jacobo,greetings from india!i missed visiting madrid when i was in spain.I will visit it through your sketches now!!Welcome to usk.

Pedro said...

I'm glad I can also enjoy your therapy.
Great recipe. I will try to follow some of your good advice and spend time looking your excellent drawings.

Anonymous said...

Muchas gracias a todos, estoy encantado de estar aquí.

Maria said...

Wellcome, I love your work...I know you from graphic designer and illustrator magazines!
Great you are in USk! :)

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Welcome, Jacobo! If this is any indication, I'm really going to enjoy your contributions. Beautiful!

James Hobbs said...

Your works look great. I'm glad you've joined us.

Asnee said...

welcome from bangkok! i visited andalucia a few years back and still in love with her.
look forward to knowing more of other parts of spain through your posting soon!
again, welcom on board..

veronica lawlor said...

Welcome to Urban Sketchers! I like your teachers...

ilole said...

Me encantaron, eres bueno.