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.
The Bernat Vinya bar is one of the oldest and most emblematic bars in Ibiza. To make this drawing I sat at a table and asked for a coffee and a meat empanadilla. An hour and a half later I went out the door towards Sa Caleta. It was 2012 and Gangnam Style was a super-hit all around the world (fucking shit).
Seeing a duck is not something that usually causes enthusiasm. Surely because it is very common in our lands. It is not an exotic animal, no, and that usually plays against it but look at how happy it is. Wonderful.
Picture: Banyoles, Catalunya
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
I have been working on a ink and digital color version of the great Hiroshige.
The original artwork was called Hawk on a pine branch (but in Japanese) and it is from 1852, approximately.
The print is for sale here: Hawk on a pine branch
This morning I have been ordering and selecting photos in my digital drive and I have found this one I did with the Ibiza book in my hand made in the beach of Sa Caleta.
Ink drawing of Flores Manolita street stall with the Mercat Central of València in the background.
Continue reading Flores Manolita + Mercat Central de València
A prototype of ultra minimalist shirt that I’m considering doing.
I already have it in the store but it is not yet for sale.
Section: Tshirts & Merchandising
Yesterday I finished screen printing the first edition of Nature First: El Cangrejo Edition Tshirts and now I just need to toast them (pass them through a heat press so that the ink sticks to the fabric) and try them myself to give them the go-ahead.
Continue reading The Nature First: Crab edition tShirts are in the final phase