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March 3, 2012

Meet the correspondents: LISBON >Luís Simões












"My name is Luís Simões. I was born in July 20th, 1979 in Lisbon, Portugal. Since 2009 I draw like an urban sketcher. I use my free time to draw, listening music and to practice sports: swim, korfball, capoeira and surf.
By nature, I'm a compulsive observer and my visual memory is my guiding compass. I always leave my camera at home, searching for “good pictures” sketching instead. Architecture, sculpture, people, food, lights, objects, shapes, are all good subjects to sketch, especially when you travel there is no limitation.

Since nine months I've been working to a project called "World Sketching Tour - FIVE continents, FIVE years, ONE dream". Next five years I'll go around the world to sketch whatever my eyes capture and meeting urban sketchers all over the world.
I will post here my encounters, my sketches and a short travel diary. During my trip I will ask to local Urban Sketchers if they want to give me hospitality in their or theirs friends home and/or if they have time to meet me, to sketch together and share experiences."

* Luís blog
* Luís world sketching tour on video

21 comments :

Luis Ruiz said...

Welcome Luís! Have a safe trip and happy sketching!

Orling "Arty" Dominguez said...

Safe travels Luís! Hoping you can make it at some point to Santo Domingo in your America adventure! Mi casa es tu casa!

Luís Simões said...

Thank you my friends :) I will make all the things to be there Orling :)

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Have a wonderful time, and thank you so much for sharing your travels with us!

José Louro said...

O maior!

lapin said...

welcome on board luís, I'm waiting for your visit in barcelona!

gabi campanario said...

Welcome Luís! Looking forward to your dispatches from the road. Waiting for you in Seattle!

Isabel said...

Magnifica ideia fico a espera de ver todos estes desenhos e espero que um dia decidas fazer a costa oeste da Africa.

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VHein said...

What an exciting project, Luis! I look forward to seeing your sketches and stories.

James Richards said...

Safe travels Luis...look me up if you pass through Texas!

Firefly Workshop said...

Singapore welcomes you too!! We will definitely take you around to sketch and eat when you visit.

INMA SERRANO said...

Yes, you´re coming soon to Sevilla. So we have to prepare a meeting with sketchers here!!!

Cathy Gatland said...

I see you'll only get to South Africa in 2015 Luis - long time away, but please get in touch when you do, you'd be very welcome to stay. Looking forward to following your travels.

daydream dragging feet said...

Great project, Luis! Looking forward to more sketches from your travels. =)

kumi matsukawa said...

Welcome Luís! I 'm looking forward to seeing your travel sketches and shared stories. I also look forward to seeing you when you come to Japan. Have safe trip!

Luís Simões said...

Thank you so much Sketchers friends!
WST Starts in 16 March from Lisbon and my first city is Vigo - Spain and my first meeting is with Isabell Seidel! Let's sketch together!! :)

Matthew Brehm said...

Welcome aboard, Luis! Perhaps I'll see you in 2014, when you come to the northwest US. Have a safe trip!

Eduardo Salavisa said...

Vai te a eles, Luis. Boa sorte.

clgnmoon said...

Luis, what a wonderfultime it must be to have such a wonderful journey ahead of you, please please keep up to date with post I'm here and would love to go on this journey even by notes pictures and sketches is there a blog to go to
Have a wonderful journey,
Linda

DonaldSketchArt said...

Make sure when you pass by Asia that you stop by Indonesia. There are sketchers here too and we'll take you places :) Great sketches.