Davis Art Center (DAC). The DAC offers classes to all ages and is an integral part of the local art community. A couple of days before I had been to a fun 'Arty Party' at the DAC, and I had also drawn the Center for a series of cards they will be selling at their annual Holiday Sale at the end of November. I wanted to give it another go, in panoramic form, and this took me a little over two hours, give or take a sandwich. November in Davis is an explosion of autumnal colour.Davis CA: Recently we held another of our monthly 'Let's Draw Davis' sketchcrawls at Community Park in north Davis, on a cold-ish but sunny and colourful November Sunday. I chose to draw another panorama, of the
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.