Relax, sketch and relax

After the trials of a full-day workshop in Portimão, a brief respite is always on the order of the day, for participants and instructors alike. Beer, some relaxed, non-constrained sketching, new acquaintances, new sketching materials, and beer. Those who prevailed were: Filipe, a talented sketcher leaning on the comics side, turned out to be someone whose work I was admiring for a long time; Javier, all the way from Sevilla, making this an international (at least Iberian) sketch meeting; Inês and António, my travel companions; we all shared stories and drinks in the cold saturday evening.

Depois da provação de uma oficina de dia inteiro, em Portimão, um breve repouso está sempre na ordem do dia, quer para participantes como para formadores. Cerveja, um desenho mais relaxado, novos conhecimentos, novos materiais de desenho, e cerveja. Os resistentes foram: o Filipe, um excelente desenhador a dar para a banda desenhada, alguém cujo trabalho admirava já há algum tempo; o Javier, vindo de Sevilha, tornando este um encontro internacional (ou pelo menos Ibérico); a Inês e o António, os meus companheiros de viagem; partilhámos histórias e bebidas no fresco final de tarde de sábado.

Sunday didn’t promise any sun nor stillness. By the Naval Club, Some very young sailors were getting their boats ready. We were joined by fewer but brave sketchers. Those that resisted the wind, were rewarded by the customary cozy lunch at Porta Velha, offered by the Portimão municipality.

O domingo não prometia nem sol nem calmaria. Perto do Clube Naval, alguns marinheiros muito jovens preparavam os veleiros. Connosco estavam menos desenhadores, mas mais bravos. Os resistentes foram recompensados pelo almoço-convívio do costume na Porta Velha, gentilmente ofecerecido aos participantes pelo Município de Portimão.

Author: Pedro Loureiro

I was born on the southwestern-most tip of Europe, in Lagos, Portugal. A childhood of legos and sandcastles led me to architecture school, but an adolescence of doodling drove me to sketching and later to illustration. I like to sketch, to travel and to chop vegetables into tiny manageable bits. I also like maps. The older the better!

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