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

interior sketches in figure drawing class


I captured this scene from the second floor.



The room has second floor on two sides of wall, by which we can take various views in different level. 

corner where models change their clothes







resting model 

I'm doing figure drawing held in the building of URIMANA(located at Habjeong-dong, Seoul) since last year. The session is going with five intervals of 20 minutes' posing and 10 minutes' resting time during two and a half hours once a week. I like to draw each piece every interval not continuing the same paper work. In the resting time I like to draw the interior scene more than the models, including the room scene, artists, and the skeleton standing in the corner of the room. Usually I use papers from A 4 to B 4 size drawing with chalks, charcoal, conte, paper, pen, and watercolors. 

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