Friday, March 31, 2006

1 Accordian and 2 at the Bar

ink and waterbrush pen in sketchbook, feb. 2006 - drawn in valencia, spain

-rollerball pen in sketchbook, valencia spain, 2/21/06-
This accordian was playing the greatest music for passerbys, in Valencia.
He was much more talented than many of the other street performers around there.
I figure he just came from a school where he taught accordian, then thought...'hmm, maybe I'll make a bit of cash on my way home.'

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Cafes, Coffee and Cigarettes

Cordoba and Madrid, 0.3 pen in sketchbook, Feb. 2006
This old man was so pimp.
The little dog at the top just wandered around the cafe like she owned the place.
Then she lept up to an empty chair by my table and sat for a bit.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Casa Batllo

Barcelona, brush pen in sketchbook, Feb.2006

Monday, March 20, 2006

Photos from Spain - March 2006

After seeing 'La Pantera Rosa' in the theater I ran into this baby in the lobby, an intl. poster for 'Over the Hedge' - the soon to be greatest animated film in the world! Well, actually everyone knows that the greatest animated film is 'Triplettes of Belleville', but I am very excited to see the finished version of Hedge during it's release, and what the general pop. thinks of it.

The museum cafe for the Sophia Reina Museum of Modern Art.

The Bull Ring in Seville.

Castle ruins in Segunto, a small city near Valencia.

IMAX theater at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.

Natural History Museum at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.

View of Barcelona from Guell Park, designed by Antoni Gaudi.

Casa Batllo in Barcelona by Gaudi. This is the most amazing apartment building I've been in.

I thought this meat market was crazy the first time I saw one. Then realized it's common to have large legs of pork hanging around cafes, bars, restaurants, everywhere.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Los Skaters de Barcelona...

Here's some thumbnail-sketches of skateboarders at a wide, flat, concrete park in Barcelona next to Sants Station. There were about 50 or so kids having a grand ol' time there right up until dark. I sat on a long bench and watched until I saw an interesting pose, then would quickly draw it. I felt like Jane Goodall studying outsider able to get a glimpse into the rituals of some mysterious group. Then a young man walking by asked me if I'd like to buy some chocolate. I politely declined(thinking it was peculiar), later learning that that's another name for hashish. Huh, well there you go.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

SPAIN ... !

... ah the land of bullfights, flamenco, good-cheap wine, tapas, picasso, velazquez and goya, fried everything, cobblestone streets, pastries in the morning and beer in the afternoon, getting up late and staying up 'til it's early, and the best cafe con leche everywhere you go.
I was there, 3 weeks of walking, looking, traveling, eating and sketching!
Here's a couple from a restaurant in Granada.