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

Sketching with Tommy Kane, almost (2)

as veronica already mentioned here, or tommy kane there, we tried to have a meet up on the intrepid air and space museum in nyc, during my last trip last month. I can't believe we were at the same place at the same time without seeing each other, I so wanted to meet tommy, next time…
it was a very crowded day, and very hot to, and jason and I were looking for a piece of shadow on the deck of the aircraft carrier.
it's one of this magic places in nyc, I really love the skyline of manhattan from it, behind the blackbird or the f14 supertomcat that I already sketched 2 years ago.
but I can't get enough of the f14, and had to doodle it one more time: F14 super tomcat
a general view from the control tower:
intrepid museum
and finally the concorde sitting next to veronica and jason:

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