Meet the Correspondent: Omar Jaramillo > Berlin$show=/search/label/Omar%20Jaramillo

"I was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where I studied architecture. I moved to Kassel (Germany) in 1999 to accomplish a master degree. Although I have always drawn and paint, it was not until I started studying in the Uni-Kassel, that I started keeping a travel sketchbook. I had a teacher there who used to do a lot of sketches when he travelled on university excursions. When he retired, I helped to organize an exhibition of his sketches. He brought a huge box full of sketchbooks he had filled since he was an architecture student. I spent a whole day selecting the most interesting drawings. It was a wonderful experience that opened my eyes to a new world. In the last 10 years I have the feeling of being in a long journey. I like to discover the cities where I live, to understand why a place is the way it is and what makes it different and unique from others. Drawing is for me a way to learn to love a place, to become part of it. I like to draw architecture but I am more attracted to urban scenery, portraying how people live in the city. Since I’m a foreigner, everything that locals find normal and taken-for-granted, for me is exotic. I always carry a small watercolor travel set from Windsor and Newton and my sketchbook in my bag. I always thought that drawing was a solitary experience until I found Urban Sketchers. It was amazing to find so many people doing the same thing. It is a great place to share!" • Omar's blog. • Omar's art on flickr. • Omar's website.

Meet the Correspondent: Luis Ruiz > Malaga, Spain$show=/search/label/Luis%20Ruiz

Inma Serrano

"My name is Inma Serrano and I live in Seville, in Southern Spain.

I think that my personality is just like everyone living in the south of somewhere: I like the sun, going out, meeting people, living in the street, enjoying the city, taking my time...

So I think I found in "drawing in location" the way of expression that helps me to understand and know what I have around.

I first met Urban Sketchers two years ago, since then I have been participating in USK Spain blog with my posts and sketches.

The summer before last I was in Lisbon and this latter in Santo Domingo, and I was lucky enough to meet many of you there. Good forgiveness, excellent sketchers and now, much better friends.

I must thank the fact that you have thought of me to post on this blog because my life  is not really particularly original.

I studied Arts and now I work as a teacher working in a school with teenagers and a lot of patience, too. 

Playa de Chipiona 2012

I wanted to start with one of my last sketches in Chipiona, (a  small town in Cádiz where many people from Sevilla spend the summer together, why not?)."



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