went simple with a smile…
latest updates: Theme Challenge
I don’t need to travel very far away when I want to feel as in another world. I’m living just 30 minutes by train from Barcelona, and I’m in love with this beautiful and magical town. My Barcelona is full of secrets and mysteries, with lots of hidden places. Sometimes, I like to travel to Barcelona and look everything as if I was there for the first time. You can find something different every time you go there, and look around with new eyes. These two drawings were made at the cathedral’s cloister. There are stone frogs there, giving water to little sparrows, and some smiling monsters too (they are not as fierce as they look…)
I hope this drawing fits for the month challenge! I think my monsters have a beautiful smile…
Y ahora, en español (te he copiado la idea, Nuria)
En realidad, no necesito viajar demasiado lejos cuando quiero sentirme en otro mundo. Vivo solo a 30 minutos en tren de Barcelona, y estoy completamente enamorada de esta preciosa ciudad. Mi Barcelona está repleta de secretos y misterios, de montones de rincones escondidos. A veces, me gusta viajar a Barcelona, y mirarlo todo como si fuese la primera vez. Siempre puedes encontrar algo diferente allí, si miras a tu alrededor con ojos nuevos. Estos dos dibujos fueron hechos en el claustro de la catedral. Allí, hay ranas de piedra que dan de beber a los gorriones, y algunos monstruos sonrientes también, que no son tan fieros como parecen…
¡Espero que este dibujo sirva para el desafío del mes! Creo que mis monstruos tienen unas sonrisas preciosas…
Smiling Tourists or posing for Google Earth – Watercolour/Ink in a small Watercolour Moleskine
My entry for February’s Challenge. Its hard, for me, to draw, without reference sketches, these people all looking upwards. I should have remembered the game we played as children. You stand, in the street, staring upwards into the sky. It is guaranteed that most passers by will follow your gaze to see what you are looking at. I wonder if this theory will work for other situations? I’m going to try standing with a large pair of binoculars staring into the far distance and ask a friend to observe folks’ reactions. If you don’t hear from me soon it means I’ve been arrested.
Smile it’s a margarine-flea watercolour in a large WCNB.
Testing new W&N artists’ tube set + gold and silver Horadam Schmincke 1/2 pans + da Vinci Artissimo quill and Voyage brushes.
Pencil/Colored pencil. I took the January challenge. The Viewmaster was definitely one of my favorite toys and one of the few I still have. I still love it!!
Favorite Childhood Toy, January 2010, Theme Challenge
Its me in my father’s old jacket, I loved to wear, with my favorite toy french rabbit, given to me by my father’s mistress at a time. I named him Tiopa. And amazing toy gun I loved to play with and kept under my pillow. I used 2 Conceal brushes for make up I got in CVS for ten bucks (mad cool) and watercolor Lukas in WC Moley.
When I was 20, I rode horses, swam, rode a bike, skied, but I never ice skated. My best friend, who visited me for sketching on weekends, once told me, there should be nothing in this world you can’t do, she said, trust me. And after midnight, when yard was empty, we went to the ice skating rink. Since that it was our little secret, we skated at night for years. She died 22 years ago. And I never ice skated since then. And never will. Watercolor and ink in Pocket Moleskine.
Favorite Childhood Toy
A stuffed Grumpy Bear was my very first stuffed animal (my sister had one, too, and there is at least one picture of us newly home from the hospital in our carriers with our grumpy bears tucked in with us) and it was my favorite toy all through my childhood. (The scanner washed out the lighter tones, as usual, but the idea is still there).