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

The park is a hundred years old


As I am a bit slow and I hate the scanner, I had not shared sketches around here from the 42nd World Wide Sketchcrawl here in Sevilla.

We are meeting for sketching the Maria Luisa´s Park and the buildings around  from the Ibero-American Exposition held in Seville in 1929.

Parque Maria Luisa

The idea is to make a drawings exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the park, which opened on April 14, in 1914.
As you can see, I'm not very good at drawing vegetation. I like to see how carefully others draw plants.
I just do stains or splashes.
So I decided once again to draw monstrous buildings, as I have a master in this matter.
My sketchbook was a Japanese one so I drew everything together in the same drawing.
I started with one building and ended up on the other, in a kind of invention I call fusion building
(I hope architects can excuse me again).

Parque Maria Luisa

More examples from this new architectural disaster in my blog

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