30 May 2008

Back to work

After a couple of lazy months here I am, back again to the work that really counts: creating Idle Klutzy Earthy Artifacts that will better all our lives.

"Feather Hammer", so light that even great-great-grandmother will use it.

"Disposable Hammer", very suitable for do-it-yourself emergency equipment.
Other artifacts here, here and here.
(To be continued)

09 May 2008

Blue & Green

On a recent post I talked about my attraction/fear about brushes and how Enrique Flores had helped me to go ahead. We met three weeks ago, and from then on I haven't stopped drawing straight with the brush. Here is my first complete sketchbook made walking on the wild side.

This was actually a Canson sketchbook which cover got torn. I made a new one with an old folder, and since it was blue and green I decided to draw just in blue and green. I filled a Niji brush with Parker blue ink and a Tria brush with Parker green and made all the sketches from nature or from TV. I started it saturday, april 19 and finished yesterday. Never drawn this fast.
Maybe for all you brush addicts this is trivial, but I've been always glued to fine liners and this is been for me like bungee jumping. Woah!

04 May 2008

I lived here

I published this post on may 2008 and the title was "I live here".
Now, september 2010, I live in Barcelona and the title is not true anymore.
I loved so much this house.

This is my house. Or more exactly, the building that contains my house which is actually just the full colored zone of the following picture.

These are the windows of my studio and the living room. The kitchen and the bedrooms are on the opposite side, from where I can see this view of the Colli Bolognesi (I made some sketches last summer). From the window of my studio I can see this:

I drew this sketch from one of the two tables in the center of the pic (the left side one) with a Copic Drawing Pen for the line work and Copic Markers for coloring. The dark dome is a sports arena, and on the right side there is an Ikea store (a tiny logo is visible) where I use to go walking to buy pickles and take some mad ideas (sometimes I even buy some furniture).
And for those who have even more time to lose and want to know where in the world is all this stuff, here is a map.