The Summer 2017 is already ending in Chile. Our family holidays were at the wonderful Lake Villarrica, near the city of Pucón, 500 miles from Santiago to the south. We had were high temperatures, always above 86 degrees ℉ and that was the cause that during this time many other regions of Chile were under fire.
This first drawing is from my youngest son. He didn’t even notice me drawing him while he was reading. This drawing was not easy because I tried to use a Sailor Fude Nib and found that the strokes were too heavy so I finished it with my beloved 0.1.
Lake Villarrica is located at the foot of the Villarrica Volcano, which is the number 1 in the Ranking of dangerousness of active volcanoes of Chile. With its almost 9800 feet above sea level, it is always in an unstable degree of seismicity and its last eruption was on 2015 (the previous was in year 1985). For now it only reminds us of his presence with its beautiful shape, its snowy peak and the its smoke clouds. In spite of the danger, near the volcano we find several settlements.
The sketches of this post were made fast and with a timer, almost 7 to 11 minutes each, except the one that shows a woman reading. I didn’t want to spend too much on a drawing because I felt lazy… as I said before, there were holidays. The morning routine consisted in family breakfast, a bit of housekeeping or walking and after lunch, enyoing the lake with my Kindle and the view of the yachts and boats in the bay.