Last night, while the rest of the family slept, I began to draw portraits of various personalities of international politics.
This sketch of Xi Jingping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, is quite pleasing to me.
This is a classic when I’m in a new place with my partner. In the background La Guarida de las Maravillas, Tapineria Street (Valencia).
PS: The crowdfunding for the book of Valencia is not having a resounding success.
Another book that won’t make me rich.
Here the project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bernatmoreno/valencia-0
I was drawing this drawing of Pintor Sorolla Street in the city of Valencia while listening to Miguel Noguera’s “Infrashow” podcast, a strangely recommended podcast (in Spanish).
In the reference photo it was a taxi in the middle of the street and I found it interesting to change it for a cow and thus be able to get an idea of what the city of Valencia would look like if we allowed the free movement of animals, as in India.
Conclusion: Yes to cows in cities.
When I went to the Van Gogh Museum, it coincided with a temporary exhibition that alternated paintings of the Dutch artist with Japanese ukiyo-e artists that could have influenced his way of understanding art.
The idea was interesting but in practice I discovered that the Japanese were very, very, very good and Van Gogh, on the other hand, when compared to them, was like a mere sundays artist.
Fallen like this the myth I decided to make to version of one of his best known series, the sunflowers. This image I show here is an almost finished version.
Prints available here: Van Gogh Sunflowers
Last week I finished this drawing of the bar Los escalones de la Lonja, in the city of Valencia.
Seen on a screen and in black and white the illustration is a bit tough. I like it that way but I know that color always works much better.
This is the bar: Profile in Tripadvisor
Ink drawing of Flores Manolita street stall with the Mercat Central of València in the background.
Continue reading Flores Manolita + Mercat Central de València