A quick sketch before the concert of Sting & Paul Simon on Friday, at the Hallenstadion Zürich. People buying ice-cream (in this cold?!!!) There were much more people than in this drawing...
Lucerne: Lucerne is really beautiful, I can understand the hundreds of tourists that come daily just to see the Kappelbrücke. What a pleasant day, quite warm. It seems that the winter is finally gone!
Sketching swans can be a challenge, actually any animal. It moves so fast! Here I let both
movements I got. Two-head swan, getting ready for spring.
Starting here my first blog (probably the only one): my sketchbook online.
I'm writing in English once I suppose that the drawings may be shared in the Urban Sketchers community internationally. My mother language is actually Brazilian Portuguese and my daily language is nowadays German.
I'm absolutelly thankful for "discovering" the Urban Sketchers community few months ago in Internet, after reading the great Danny Gregory's book "An Illustrated Life". It just reinforced what the impressionist painter Camille Pissarro once said:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing".
Sketching is for me general seeing beauty where other people see nothing (not only in humble places though) and recording these daily "scenaries" in a book. Things that otherwise wouldn't be remembered or photographed.
Sketching is a great way to keep memories indeed - I forget things so often! While I observe something to draw, I finally see things or details that wouldn't be noticed and somehow it get recorded in my mind - and in the sketchbook!
With the Urban Sketchers' words: "We show the world, one drawing at a time".
March 2015, at home, Hochdorf: Getting the "scenaries" around me at home. It's funny how simple objects get charming when you sketch them.
On my desk.
The orchis are back!
March 8th 2015, Vals: A sunny morning in Vals, not so cold but still full of snow.
February 21th 2015, Heidelberg, Germany: Nice coloured window. Unfortunatelly I didn't have enough time to explore more details... somehow it looks cool unfinished.
February 15th 2015, Kühtai, Austria: I can't ski, but I can enjoy the winter landscape just contemplating it.
February 15th 2015, Oetz, Austria: Gorgeous old house, maybe kitschy for locals. Lots of details. While drawing it, a bus stopped in the middle of my view. The drived smiled to me to excuse the incovenience. Then he droped out from the bus, let the passengers waiting and came to me to see my sketch! "Lovely house, isn't it?" Indeed!
February 14th 2015, Innsbruck, Austria: Waiting for the food, registering the ambience.
The chantilly was already melted as I was ready to paint it.
February 2015, at home, Hochdorf: Trying to make a self-portrait. Impossible. It could be anyone, but it's not me!
Trying to get my husband while he "plays" with his stamps. Quite difficult to catch someone moving, even when the movements are not fast.
January 2015, back in Switzerland: A dinner with my parents-in-law in Altdorf.
January 2015, Hochdorf: View from the balcony (from inside, of course!)
Dezember 2014, Ubatuba, Brazil: Holidays. Impressions from the beach house.
My father with his laptop. A good opportunity to draw someone almost immobile.
Too hot, really too hot to draw or paint. Everything I got this day was a lonely bromelia.
Dezember 2014, São Paulo, Brazil: A very nice restaurant with a interesting interior. I had preferred to register it by drawing.
November 2014, at home in Hochdorf, Switzerland: Trying some sketches without water colour.
June 2014, Ubud, Bali: Trying something different than dots.
May 2013, Kerala, India: Enough peace and time to paint.
December 2008, Ubatuba, Brazil: Another try at the end of 2008. A beautiful flower called "Alpinia" in the garden of my parents in Brazil.
October 2008, Patagonia, Chile: I could define these draws as my real first sketches. They show a lot of my oil painting style, full of dots.
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