jueves, 4 de noviembre de 2010

patience wanted

se busca PACIENCIA

miércoles, 3 de noviembre de 2010

learning to let go

Today, I attended a nude drawing session and enjoyed the process and the progress!
I got some great tips like, for example, that you should absolutely relax your arm, hand and fingers -I dropped the pencil several times- and your wrist does the job. We were told -and I felt relieved- that precision comes with time and that we should concentrate on the line and just stop when we doubt, concentrate again, look and continue.
Once more, I was reminded about how important it is to just let go... don't care about lines, don't care about mistakes -you are just drawing, what can go wrong?-, don't care about anything and just let the line flow... let it go.

Here one of my sketches.
(About the shadow at the bottom: that's what happen when you wait until the last minute of the day to take a picture with a very ordinary camera...)

martes, 2 de noviembre de 2010

portrait of a disappeared garden

Hi there,
again I had to change plans... The plan was to show a portrait I was supposed to draw today. Don't misanderstand me! I did draw it but, after all the time I spent with it, I was so disappointed that I refuse to show it. So, I will post something different instead.

A couple of days ago I opened a little box I had kept closed (with precinct!) for six years (no kidding). The little box survived the multiple movings of the last years and contains very valuable stuff like pictures, beautiful postcards I collected, letters, nices envelopes and little things. One of the treasures I found in it is a drawing I made (at least 6 years ago) depicting a garden -in which I spent many hours- and which does not exist anymore... Sadly, the garden -and the house it was attached to- were torn down to be replaced by a parking area! Here it goes, a piece of my past (I definitely have to do something with this sketch...)

lunes, 1 de noviembre de 2010

golden leaves

Not very sure about how it will turn out... I spent the day thinking, thinking, looking for a little piece of creativity, searching every corner to find something special. The day was actually full of little special moments like the lunch, the walk around the pond, the playgrounds... but somehow, since it was a Holiday, I was never alone and did not really have the time to sit and "produce" anything. Strange day. I felt at first very hungry, then very tired, then hungry again... and soon I'll be heading to bed.

Anyhow, it was getting dark and it was more and more clear to me that I would not be posting anythig today (what a sad beginning, right?) when all of a sudden, I saw the tree out the window. There it was... happy to receive the last rays of the day, which -unexpectedly- turned his uppermost leaves into gold...

domingo, 31 de octubre de 2010

IF - Spent

Yesterday, I spent the day... DOING THE LAUNDRY!!

lunes, 25 de octubre de 2010

IF - Racing

A fast drawing to illustrate a little thought I had while racing for the tram!
I love trams... and my daughter does too.

viernes, 15 de octubre de 2010

IF - Spooky

Sabertooth Cat (Smilodon Californicus Bovard) USA.

Yesterday, I visited the Palaeontological Museum in order to do some sketching. Here I post one of the drawings... quite spooky, oder?

viernes, 8 de octubre de 2010


Learning to make chewing-gum-bubbles is a huge event in anyone's life...! If we were just able to blow them big enough...

martes, 28 de septiembre de 2010

IF - Old-fashioned

This is just my personal interpretation but I found split-skirts old-fashioned already when they were fashionable... However, I also didn't like asparagus and I just love them now!
When I change my mind, if it ever happens, I promise to post a picture of me in this outfit.

jueves, 23 de septiembre de 2010

Póster Manos Unidas

Here is my proposal of a poster for Manos Unidas (may 2010)
The motto was: "Their Tomorrow is Today". I have lots of doubts but, especially, about the typo of "Su mañana" and the background color of the upper part (which is not white because someone advice me otherwise... although I still would prefer it white).

niña de arena

La observación del mar en calma me ha transmitido siempre tranquilidad y fe en el futuro. Por ello, he querido incluirlo en la imagen tratando de “dibujarlo” con toda su riqueza y fuerza a través de una serie de imágenes diversas del mismo, una serie de diferentes momentos y expresiones del mar.

La idea del mañana se dibuja en nuestro pensamiento, en el aire, todavía sin concreción. Nuestro presente, en cambio, es el suelo que pisamos. Los zapatos en que nos hallamos.

El desarrollo plano del océano entre la línea del horizonte (expresión del futuro) y la línea del romper de las olas (presente más inmediato), y la eliminación con ello de la perspectiva, pretenden acercar presente y futuro para subrayar la acuciante necesidad de emprender acciones de ayuda de forma inmediata, porque su mañana -el mañana de estos niños (y el de todos)- es hoy.

miércoles, 22 de septiembre de 2010

my new self

Suddenly, I realized that my profile picture is a kind of old... I mean, I look a kind of young... too young. I would like to show a different face, closer to the real one. Although, when I look at the drawing, I do not recognize myself. However, considering that looking at the picture I copied from, I also do not recognize myself... I guess I must have done something right, right? That would be me today:

lunes, 20 de septiembre de 2010


She is just five. She got her first roller just yesterday and I already have to run in order to follow her. To me, she is the little acrobat of the day...

lunes, 13 de septiembre de 2010

IF- Proverb

Paul Claudel said: "Our only duty is to be happy" (quite inspiring...), so here my little illustration, which also tries to contain a sentence from Miguel de Unamuno: "Jamás desesperes, aun estando en las más sombrías aflicciones, pues de las nubes más negras cae agua limpia y fecundante".
Something like: "Never despair, even in the darkest affliction, as from black clouds falls clean and fertile water".

Have a nice day!

sábado, 1 de mayo de 2010


Family-reunion-boredom + few-color-pencil = ME-wanting-to-get-out-of-this-invisible-cocoon...

domingo, 25 de abril de 2010

IF - Ahead

Thinking of Mr. Wolf...
Having to be ahead of Little Red Riding Hud must have been reaaaally exhausting...
(First acrylic ever... :P

viernes, 16 de abril de 2010

IF - Detective

"Oooohh... come on! it wasn't me!" (please, clic to enlarge)

Sorry about the quality, I definitely need a scanner.
I started this Illustration Friday thing (and also the blog!) a couple of weeks ago during a strange afternoon. But it actually became quite an interesting thing to do... a new reason to look forward to Friday!!
I hope you like this try. Have a nice weekend!!

viernes, 9 de abril de 2010

IF - Linked

Linked forever.

viernes, 26 de marzo de 2010

IF - Rescue

The news brought today a very sad story.
A family lost their home because of a fire which occured in the middle of the night. They were all asleep and their little dog woke them up and made them realise there was a fire. In their despair for escaping from the flames they left the little dog behind, which was rescued later by a fireman (it's OK he got a full blood transfusion and has still some problems with his eyes, but he'll be fine). The family appeared crying on TV. The reporter told them they shoud be thankful they are still alive, and material things are replaceable... They answered that, of course, they are happy but they could not repress their tears. None of the four members of the family has currently a job. They do not even have a home anymore. I hope there is also a way for them to get rescued somehow...

jueves, 25 de marzo de 2010

Illustration Friday - Expired

The architect expired in order to feed a tiny little seed, which will hopefully grow: the seed of illustration.