Yesterday evening I went for a stroll at one of the gardens of the neighborhood, where did a quick drawing of one of its alleys (central sketch). Then I stopped at the duck’s lake, where, I though I was drawing the birds with black ink ( it was very dark ). After arriving home, I realized that the ducks and swans at the notebook were actually red! I like the composition, anyway!
It is becoming an habit: to use the blue bic on Saturdays! Although I must admit that is tough to draw with this kind of pen.
When I was at the University, at Porto, every architecture student used a bic (Álvaro Siza’s influence), but a black one, off course. I saw this new blue and found it pretty cool!
This one is dedicated to Isa, she knows why…
My longest drawing : almost 5 hours (in three sessions) seated in the square and drawing this church!! In order to try another kind of drawings, I´m trying to make it slower. So I´ve been sketching with a friend that uses to make some fantastic, though prolonged drawings: no matter how slow I am, he will always be slower than me! So, at the same time I´m trying to spend more time with my drawings, he is hoping to get faster…
I must admit that after scanning it, I found some perspective mistakes! That is what I get for drawing all this complex geometry directly with a pen!
The church, designed by Padre Tosca, with clear influence of Vignola, is located at Plaza de San Vicente Ferrer, usually known as “Plaza de los Patos”.