In my city, Cordoba, May is a very important month, because there´re many traditional festivals. One of them is “La Fiesta de los Patios”, “Festival of Patios”. Its origin is dated from the beginning of the 20th century. It is a contest where people decorate courtyards in their houses with plants and flowers, and during the week they open them to the public.
You can find patios in different districts of the Old Town, so it´s a very good way to get to know that part of the city. It is even more interesting thanks to a possible visit to these “secret gardens”.
I usually drawing in a very quiet atmosphere, but in the patios it is a very difficult task, they're full of people and this year I went there with some friends. So I had to change my habits, draw fast, a basic sketch, general shapes, less details, and above all draw only the essential part to explain the general idea of the patio, atmosphere, people...
It was a very enjoyable challenge.
Video while I was drawing the last sketch