Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Nice to meet you Lapin

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There is another sketcher I met during my vacation in Spain. A very special one: the first correspondent of Urban Sketchers I meet in person and one of the original founders of the blog. He actually did the first post when we launched in November. I'm talking about Lapin (pronounced la-pən.) I've been a fan of his work for a long time and was delighted when he accepted my invitation to join USk without hesitation, when we had no idea how this experiment would turn out. 

Even though I hardly spent any time in Barcelona I managed to see him and his girlfriend at their awesome loft in the Poblenou neighborhood, which is just a few blocks away from the beach and the Olympic Village.


We talked non-stop about our shared passion for drawing and sketching and how cool it would be to have an urban sketchers meet-up somewhere. We also had some Estrella beer, salchichón and Italian cheese he had just brought from Bologna. A sketch was obviously mandatory to mark the occasion.

Having met Lapin now, I think I should travel around the world and meet as many urban sketchers as I can. It may take me a lifetime but I sure want to do it!


  1. Olá Gabi. Podias ter passado por Lisboa.

  2. Ola Eduardo, I wanted to go to Lisbon but we didn't have much time overall to see family in BCN and Extremadura, but next time for sure! I was even talking to my wife about flying to Lisbon and then drive to my parents' hometown north of Sevilla!

  3. Hey, Gabi, me han silbado un poco los oidos y ahora que veo los dibujos me estoy poniendo verde de envidia porque estaba a 400 km de vosotros, aunque sin ninguna posibilidad de escapar (la familia, ya sabes)

  4. Gabi,

    I have been following your blog for awhile now and am so very inspired by your drawings and journal. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.