Sunday, February 21, 2010

At the park



Every time my mother comes to visit I ask her to bring me literary magazines, so I can read essays, short stories and poetry in Spanish. There is something about a magazine that allows you to read also the pulse of the society where it has been edited that make them more attractive as presents than books, especially when books are more readily available from local and internet bookstores, but having subscriptions for 3 or 4 foreign magazines could be pricey... Anyway, I took my magazine to the park two weeks ago, with all the intention to read it cover to cover while sitting on a bench and enjoying an hour of sunshine, but while reading Benedetti's Huellas the itch to sketch was overwhelming and voilĂ ... Glossy paper is great for Staedtler pigment liners and it doesn't buckle too much with a very light wash of watercolor (applied today).

8 comments:

curiouscrow said...

I like this - great use of a magazine page - I like the variety of line and the touches of colour.nonste

travelingsuep said...

Fabulous sketch & usage of the magazine.

nanke's stuff said...

Very nice, indeed! nancy

raena said...

Wonderful sketch! Is it based on the story itself, or was this the scene in the park?

Minerva said...

Thank you all for your comments!
Raena: it is just the scene in the park, the poem itself is a bit sad.

jyothisethu said...

beautiful sketch...
simple too...

congratulations.........!

Alex said...

Beautifully drawn and awesome techniques. It totally creates a cheerful atmosphere, and the lines of the people skiing are great! Love it.
Thank you so much for your comment too. :)

phthaloblu said...

What a charming little sketch! Nicely done!