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September 30, 2009

Meet the correspondents: MADRID > Toño Fernández



"I showed a passion for drawing from an early age, standing out among my peers for my capacity to express what I was observing. I still remember the day when my teacher grounded me because she asked us to draw a swan and she said I had traced it. One day she asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I answered without hesitation: “I want to be a fireman.”

I worked hard and in 2003 I passed the exams to join the Madrid Fire Department. Around the same time, I began to explore my artistic abilities more seriously. I took an illustration course and developed a passionate interest in comics, illustration and traditional animation.

Now I combine my work as a firefighter with my love for capturing images. During the free time, I draw for pleasure without having to make a living out of it.

I can’t find anything else that makes me feel a comparable emotion than when I stop to look around me and start drawing."

• Toño's blog.

13 comments :

gabi campanario said...

bienvenido Toño, i look forward to all your drawings and especially the day to day as a firefighter! you are lucky to be able to draw and have such a cool job

Isabel said...

bienvenido Toño contenta de verte aqui deseando ver tus dibujos en usk saludos desde Mauritania

Eduardo Salavisa said...

Olá Toño. Gostei muito de te conhecer em Jaca e de ver os teus fantásticos desenhos. Bem vindo.

Rubén said...

Hola amigos, me alegro mucho de ver por aquí los dibujos,desenhos, sketchs, etc. de Toño. Saludos.
Rubén G. Cabo.

enrique said...

¿Qué passssa, chaval?

lapin said...

que bien tenerte con nosotros!
pero por favor pones mas dibujos en tu blog ;)

stupot said...

cool! lovely stuff Tono. Bienvenido!

stupot said...

cool! lovely stuff Tono. Bienvenido!

Don McNulty said...

I love your drawing of the fire truck.My son is a firefighter and we had the World Police and Fire Games here this summer. You have a great job. Also you have a great talent. Looking forward to seeing more drawings.

Maria said...

Fabulous!!! I looooooove your art Blog ! Wellcome :-)

BELLASTELLAGIRL said...

I am looking forward to seeing more! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Welcome, Toño, I know you'll enjoy it here--and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!

veronica lawlor said...

Nice drawing! Welcome to the blog. Looking forward to see more of your work.