Meet the Correspondent: Luis Ruiz > Malaga, Spain$show=/search/label/Luis%20Ruiz

"Since I was a child, I have always loved drawing. As an architect, I was trained to sketch on site in my first year of my studies. I have always considered sketching a wonderful tool in my job to understand things, more in the field of spatial relations than in their material aspect. On the other hand, I have always brought a sketchbook with me in my travels as a much more effective way of keeping a memory than a photograph. But lately my travel sketches tended to be too few and too quick. I have recently found Urban Sketchers, and then discovered the immense joy of sketching outside with no particular task. Reading Usk’s manifesto, I feel especially sensitive with the point of keeping a record of time and place, and I’m changing from sketching just architecture to understand the city as a big scenario for human activity. I live in Málaga, a city in the south of Spain with more than half a million residents and 2,500 years of age; but also the center of a busy and lively metropolitan area, home of an active harbour and a big tourist destination. Now that I have two small children and I do not travel as much as before, I’m trying to show this mixture of old and new in my drawings. It is so rewarding to share my work with so many excellent artists and receive continuous feedback from other members! And, last but not least, to learn from other parts of the world. I'm delighted to join Urban Sketchers." • Luis' art on flickr.

Coventry April 2015 Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries - Space Oddities

Coventry and our venue, the Herbert Gallery, were great locations to based the workshop, right in the centre of a very walkable city

The workshop explored and pushed perspective ideas of our participants in various ways: Simone explained the more traditional one and two point perspective basics; Swasky looked at views in the round using flattened drawings and also including multiple perspective points of view on the same drawing and Isabel focused in curvilinear perspective where everything bends

In the end, students pushed themselves a lot, they tackled complex concepts and people adapted the different ideas to their way of drawing, the results, speak for themselves - a few images below. The main lesson is not to be frightened of complexity and open the mind to different ways of representation that allow you to include more space in your drawings.

The entire group worked together in the afternoons under the direction of one of the instructors: with Swasky we did quick portraits and figures, with Simone we looked at people in urban space and at thinking about composition using thumbnails with Isabel we drew collective sketches - a view in four hands, sharing our sketchbooks and learning to adapt to others points of view.   

Our  work was displayed as an exhibition at the Herbert Gallery on display during the month of April 2015
Coventry workshop group
Simone, Isabel and Swasky happy after setting the day's exhibition
Tackling curvilinear perspective
See of portraits
View on the round

 Drawing people in the urban landscape
Drawing team by their 4 hand drawings
Space Oddities Exhibition Wall 1
 Space Oddities - Exhibition Wall 2



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