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

Rain and movement


Vegetarian food is not particularly my favorite (especially in the capital of the steak). But I know that in a corner (very interesting, on the second floor, in a restaurant), there is a spectacular view that shows the daily movement who live in Buenos Aires. I had no choice and had to go up and eat some of the menu.
Well, Diagonal Norte and Florida Street are two emblematic corners in downtown. And its one of my favorite´s,
I came back to draw many times.
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That same vegetarian food restaurant was a coffee-bar. I found this sketch of 2010 from the same floor and a little different point of view.



Furthermore, we are excited by the invitation of the country's largest newspaper, The Nation, to publish our work of five sketchers of Buenos Aires!
This sketch was published last Saturday in the Society section of the weekend supplement.
Rainy day, but full of movement.



Ink and watercolor on moleskine. Approximately 3 hours.
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