My first memory of sketching in the street is from 1986, when I was 16. I drew the ruins of an old castle in my family's hometown of Montemolín (Badajoz) in Spain.
These days, when I'm not at the newspaper job or spending time with my family, I'm most likely to be drawing something, even when I'm stopped at a traffic light.
I sketch on location directly in ink with Pigma Micron pens and usually color later with gouache. If I have enough time, I also color on the spot using a Niji waterbrush. I use moleskine sketchbooks.
Most of my drawings are snapshots of urban life. I draw during my commute to work. I draw people on the street, buildings, construction. I post them to the blog every weekday and you can also see them on my Flickr pool.
I always like to hear from people so don't hesitate to email me ( gabicampanario at gmail dot com ) or leave a comment. I'll respond as fast as I can get my hands on the keyboard again.
Cheers, happy sketching!
Mill Creek, WA. August 23, 2008
In the blogosphere:
- Interview at MoleskineCity.com.
- Interview at skineart.com, a website devoted to art on Moleskine sketchbooks.
- Bio and sketches at diariografico.com, a website about artists' sketchbooks by Portuguese artist Eduardo Salavisa.
- Article at Cuatro Tipos, a Spanish blog about visual communication. (In Spanish)
- Interview at Anacrus.com, the site of illustrator and journalist Ana Martín Alcrudo. (In Spanish)
- Interview at Spaniards.es. (In Spanish)
- Other: Citizen Rain, Vintage Seattle, Moleskinerie, Innovations in Newspapers: News illustrators.