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

WST Finland

Today I share my trip in Finland and how extremely nice it was. Im still in love with that country because of the people. They are so friendly and super cool. Besides that, they have raiders everywhere, kilometers and kilometers of forest. It was a really amazing country that i discovery in the summer season july and august. I Did found some sketchers and they probably are now looking into this page after that. For all and for the people I found in the streets, I send here a big hug and maybe we see each other again somewhere in world!



This draw from Tampere, took me around 2 hours to sketch with a small stop of 20 minutes because it started rain. In that time I was showing to the kids my sketchbook :)


Here in Kuka café in Turku with my best friends from Finland! I was the only one was not drinking and, as usual, just sketching. I miss you guys!



Leave room for white space… I did because the people were in front of me and they didn't look nice to be in the sketch and they didn't stay still :D …so yeah! White space !!


Vaasa 8:00 in the morning and I couldn't sleep, get up from my bed and went to this marina to sketch it, was a precious moment. The second boat left before i finished him… its always like that when I start it goes away! Then I went to the beach:


…if you still want to see more about it just follow my web site World Sketching Tour.



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