I don´t know how winter works for you, but for me, winter basically means long sleeping hours. I don´t go as far as hibernation. But my will does. So I came up with a trick to keep my blog updated. By scketchbook archaeology. Posting old outdoors drawings.
Revisiting the show that a very inspiring Spanish illustrator and visual chronist, Enrique Flores, has on Argelia in Galería Pelayo 47, other than feeling jelaous for the quality of the artworks, I felt compelled to do something, to show some work, no matter the quality. If I care about quality then I get blocked, missing all the fun in drawing for the sake of drawing. And of sharing.
At the show there are amazing watercolours and sketchbooks Enrique does when travelling, which he often does with another amazing illustrator, Antonia Santolaya who has her own fantastic works. Both their sketchbooks can be seen at 4ojos.com. I saw an original of those field drawing skecthbooks. Very neat, very well documented, when you get it in your hands you feel like holding the Book of Kells. I once asked E. Flores for the tools used . Yes. Like asking a photographer for the camera he uses, as if it was the camera. I’m a bit tocapelotas. Very fan of other people artworks, lazy to do my own. So when I like some visual stuff I copy materials and tools. And then wait to see if tools do the work for me. Anyhow, I got 3 Kuretake pencils, and took them with me in a recent trip to Egypt.
Thanks Enrique & Toña for inspiration to work! And to my husband for my new pens and for pushing me.