I have started posting some really colorful sketches to my Flickr space. I will share some of my original watercolors, drawings and other original creations. If you click any of these miniatures you will be carried to a page where different sizes are available, together with dozens of other of my (very diverse) originals.
I usually start very disciplined when I want to draw something new, with one single technique, say with pencil, color markers or watercolor, but very soon the mischief begins and I start mixing everything that’s within reach.
As it is often the case with many artists I know, I frequently prefer the sketches to more finished works, because they retain more freshness, energy and spontaneity. And there is something more special with sketching things when you travel. If you carry a sketchbook with you, you realize there’s something almost magic about drawing or painting scenes, places things and people. You remember best the place, its feel, even its smell and other sensations, with your sketch than with photos. It must have something to do with the interiorisation of the scene: you make it something that’s yours while you observe and draw the picture.
Posted by Joan M. Mas on 22.6.05