See the highlights from #USkParaty2014. Until the next Symposium!

October 29, 2009

Meet the correspondents: MÁLAGA, Spain > Luis Ruiz

Málaga, cathedral from fortress

"Since I was a child, I have always loved drawing.

As an architect, I was trained to sketch on site in my first year of my studies. I have always considered sketching a wonderful tool in my job to understand things, more in the field of spatial relations than in their material aspect.

On the other hand, I have always brought a sketchbook with me in my travels as a much more effective way of keeping a memory than a photograph. But lately my travel sketches tended to be too few and too quick.

I have recently found Urban Sketchers, and then discovered the immense joy of sketching outside with no particular task. Reading Usk’s manifesto, I feel especially sensitive with the point of keeping a record of time and place, and I’m changing from sketching just architecture to understand the city as a big scenario for human activity.

I live in Málaga, a city in the south of Spain with more than half a million residents and 2,500 years of age; but also the center of a busy and lively metropolitan area, home of an active harbour and a big tourist destination. Now that I have two small children and I do not travel as much as before, I’m trying to show this mixture of old and new in my drawings. It is so rewarding to share my work with so many excellent artists and receive continuous feedback from other members! And, last but not least, to learn from other parts of the world.

I'm delighted to join Urban Sketchers."

• Luis' art on flickr.

23 comments :

gabi campanario said...

bienvenido Luis!

TIA said...

wow, love your work...greetings from Singapore sketcher.

omar said...

Bienvenido Luis! he seguido con atencion y placer tus dibujos en Flikr y estoy seguro que continuaras ofreciendonos una vision muy interesante de tu mundo.

matthew_c said...

Welcome Luis.
I'm a big fan of your truly inspiring work.

Nina Johansson said...

Welcome! I love this first sketch of yours, looking forward to seeing more. I´m off to your flickr now to check out your work! :)

kane said...

Great drawing.

Stephen Gardner said...

Welcome to the group, if that first sketch is any thing to go by then we are in for a treat.

petescully said...

welcome to the group! That is an excellent sketch in a really nice style. I look forwrad to learning from you!

Danielle C. McManus said...

Welcome to Urban Sketchers!-Danielle

adebanji said...

Welcome! Can't wait to see more of your sketches!

memi said...

Welcome, Luis. It is a beautiful drawing of a beautiful place.

kumi matsukawa said...

I'm a big fan of you, too! Love to see more of your sketches.

Paul Heaston said...

Welcome! You know I love your work! Looking forward to more!

dominique eichi said...

Great piece. I'm looking forward to more.

Maria said...

Wellcame! Great job :) i see you on Flirck and I love your draws.

gerard michel said...

What a pleasure to find you on urban sketchers:
You know that I like all your drawings !

sanjeev joshi said...

welcome from an architect from india!! lovely sketches ,hope to many more now.welcome to usk.

Asnee said...

obviously a big fan of yours for sometime now, welcome on board, luis.
could not wait to see more of both you and malaga..

Isabel said...

Bienvenido Luis, voy descubrir tus trabajos ahora en flickr!

Luis Ruiz said...

Thank you all! I'm so happy for such a warm welcome from friends whose work I admire so much! I'm looking forward to share my drawings in USk...

fififlores said...

Hola Luis, Me llamo Fiona Watson, escribo un blog para www.andalucia.com, la pagina en ingles mas vista sobre Andalucia. Quiero hacer un post sobre los Urban Sketchers, y me gustaria utilisar unos de sus dibujos maravaillosos de la Feria de Malaga para ilustrarlo, claro con un credit poniendo tu nombre, y un link a tu Flickr. Me encantaria que este seria posible, y espero tu repuesta. Saludos, Fiona

Paul said...

bravo Luis.

mireille said...

https://www.facebook.com/deweldeman

Check out the customized mail-art card Luiz sent me...I'm delighted