#OneWeek100People2017

#OneWeek100People2017

Last week, Liz Steel and Marc Taro Holmes challenged sketchers worldwide to spend a workweek sketching one hundred people. Sketching people is definitely my thing. Whenever I venture out of it, I feel outside my comfort area. Lately I've been focusing mostly on urbanscapes, for work or work practice purposes, so the prospect of hunting down figures, faces and silhouettes for five days felt like holidays. Na semana passada. a Liz Steel e o Marc Taro Holmes desafiaram os desenhadores do mundo a passar uma semana de cinco dias a desenhar 100 pessoas. Desenhar pessoas é a minha cena. Quando me…Read more
A Baixa vista do Jardim de S. Pedro de Alcântara

A Baixa vista do Jardim de S. Pedro de Alcântara

A strange and sunny day had hit the city when Pedro Alves and I decided it was time to face the mighty challenge of sketching the crown jewel of Roque Gameiro's portfolio. Beforehand, we had the minor challenge of having to climb half way up the São Roque hill. We've been avoiding this because of its time-consuming potential, but an unusually long break from work had blessed us. From the vantage point, with the whole downtown at our feet, we could pinpoint almost all of the sites where we had sketched in the footsteps…Read more
Arco Escuro

Arco Escuro

It's been a few months since Pedro Cabral first challenged the Portuguese Urban Sketchers to sketch in the footsteps of Alfredo Roque Gameiro, the talented turn of the 20th century watercolorist. The challenge, going until the end of November, is to interpret the artist's visions of the old town of Lisboa as they look nowadays. (to be continued) Já passaram alguns meses desde que o Pedro Cabral primeiro lançou o desafio aos Urban Sketchers Portugueses de desenhar no trilho de Alfredo Roque Gameiro, o talentoso aguarelista do virar do século XX. O desafio, válido até…Read more
Adventures in technicolor

Adventures in technicolor

It's been a month now since Marina Grechanik's workshop in Lisboa and it's still kicking in. I've been experimenting a lot with ecolines, waterwashes as sketching base, big contrasts and form simplification. There's actually not much story about these two spreads. Just a bunch of people I don't know from the subway, the tram and the street. And a bunch of people I do know, in a bar. In a mixture of techniques very unlike me. Oh, and a couple dancing lindy hop. Or jitterbug. I keep forgetting which. Have a colorful weekend everyone!  Read more
Lisbon sketching tour

Lisbon sketching tour

A couple of friends traveled all the way from Istanbul with their multi-national art class, for a few days' field trip to Lisboa. I was honored to be invited as an instructor in a 3-hour sketching workshop/tour around the old squares of the capital's downtown. It was one of those rainy April days, and neither one of the sketching stops I had planned were sheltered. I had to resort to a sketchy (pun intended) plan B. We took shelter wherever we could and altered the route just enough so that we'd be a little bit more comfortable.…Read more
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