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September 1, 2010

Meet the correspondent: Norberto Dorantes > Buenos Aires


"For years, I wanted to devote full time to the graphic arts, but I did not dare. So I chose architecture as a profession, since it was so close to one of my deepest passions: drawing.

I discovered as a child — in Mexico where I was born — while copying all possible images from books, magazines, pictures, people and even TV, that a few simple lines or spots may communicate many aspects of daily life and my own being. At the National University of Mexico I was inspired to draw en plein air especially architecture and urban spaces. I clearly remember those hours walking and exploring sites that caught my attention intensely. Hours drawing in pencil and watercolor painting.

I currently teach architectural design, perspective, sketches and watercolors. The most rewarding thing for me is to have the opportunity to convey to others an enthusiasm for hand drawing and sketching outdoors. I can see progress in their own expression, which fills me with pride. And it is a personal way to continue learning and experimenting all the time.

I have collected artwork in each city where I lived, my memory on paper. I currently live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful city that deserves to be drawn. I am very excited to be joining USK and inspired by the work of all participants. Thank you very much."

• Norberto's blog.

23 comments :

gabi campanario said...

bienvenido!

memi said...

Welcome! Your work is beautiful. I share your love for teaching....

Don McNulty said...

Love your drawing, glad you will be posting here.

Isabel said...

bien venido esperenado a ver tus sketches aqui en usk

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

petescully.com said...

bienvenido Norberto, look forward to seeing your work on USk!

Guillaume Bonamy said...

Welcome Norberto!
I visited you blog, I like your style, specialy your watercolors.
Nice to have you in USK blog.
Guillaume.

Bajzek said...

Bem vindo Norberto!
I love your style. Very expressive drawings!
I agree with you, Buenos Aires is an amazing city to be sketched. Lots of interesting buildings like the Barolo and Otto Wulff (did you ever sketch this last one?)

Suhita said...

Welcome! I looked through your blog and it's beautiful- I especially love how you use selective focus to build layered, busy urban scenes.

Veronica Lawlor said...

Welcome to Urban Sketchers! I love the aliveness of your drawings and look forward to seeing many more.

Luis Ruiz said...

¡Bienvenido, Norberto! Me gustan mucho la fuerza y expresividad de tus dibujos. Estoy deseando ver más...

Yoo Byung Hwa said...

Welcome! Nice to meet you and your drawings.

Eduardo Vicente said...

Te felicito que puedas mostrar al mundo a través de esa gran ventana que es USK, tus fantásticos dibujos.

TIA said...

Welcome! Hope to see more of your posts here at USK.

kumi matsukawa said...

Welcome aboard! Your works are so inspiring and I look forward to seeing more !

matthew_c said...

Welcome!
I look forward to seeing Buenos Aires through your eyes and hand.

szaza said...

Oooooh you're good!
Welcome— I look forward to your posts, and seeing a city I've longed to see.

lapin said...

bienvenido!

Diego Jappert said...

Felicitaciones Norberto! Excelente noticia!!! Ojalá el mundo conozca mas de Buenos Aires a traves de tus trazos. Saludos desde el interior del pais!

NORBERTO DORANTES arquitecto said...

Hello everyone! Thank you very much for your warm words. I am very happy to be part of this beautiful project. I look forward to share with you a few looks of this part of the world.
A big hug for everyone!

Danielle C. McManus said...

Welcome to Urban Sketchers! I look forward to seeing your drawings!-Danielle NYC

NORBERTO DORANTES arquitecto said...

Thanks Danielle...see you soon.

NORBERTO DORANTES arquitecto said...

Hi Bajsek, thanks for your words...and...yes/not...I drew the Barolo buy not Otto W
This is the links if you want to see it
http://norbertodorantes.blogspot.com/2009/10/croquis-barolo.html
http://norbertodorantes.blogspot.com/2009/10/croquis-barolo-otro-punto-de-vista.html
greetings!