During the world confinement situation since Covid-19, some very interesting artistic initiatives have emerged. Among the people we usually meet to draw, the idea of “virtual meetings” came up.
In coordination between the groups USK Manila (Philippines) and Valladolid Dibuja (Spain), we jointly organized and coordinated some "Virtual Encounters" to draw from a point in Google Street View.
After completing the work, we shared it on social networks.
On May 9, the virtual sketchwalk was held in Valladolid, Negros Occidental. An opportunity to "travel" and get to know this beautiful place in the Philippines.
The meeting was a success, we were more than 70 participants with more than 80 works. Mabuhay!
Durante la situación mundial de confinamiento a partir del Covid-19, han surgido algunas muy interesantes iniciativas artísticas. Entre la gente que quedábamos habitualmente para dibujar, surgió la idea de las “quedadas virtuales”.
En coordinación entre los grupos USK Manila ( Filipinas) y Valladolid Dibuja (España), organizamos y coordinamos conjuntamente unos “Encuentros Virtuales” para dibujar a partir de un punto en Google Street View.
Tras realizar los trabajos los compartimos en las redes.
El 9 de Mayo, el encuentro virtual se hizo en Valladolid, Negros Occidental. Una oportunidad para “viajar” y conocer este bello lugar de Filipinas.
El encuentro fue todo un éxito, fuimos más de 70 participantes con más de 80 trabajos.
For work reasons, I have hardly had time to draw lately, but now, seeing some precious works based on neighborhood voyeurism during the current collective confinement, I remembered this series that I worked on in 2011, 9 years ago.
These are quick sketches taken from my window, portraying the Dominican neighbors and accompanied by some of the expressions they use.
The window allows me to capture the reality that is down there, they are little more than spots, since from my point of view I can barely capture faces. The viewpoint is certainly unusual, is that which I have from the balcony of my house, this vision may seem to the vision of the theater from a box seat
Faber Castell Watercolour pencil and Watercolour on Note book paper 21x14cm.
Por motivos laborales, casi no he tenido tiempo para dibujar últimamente, pero ahora, viendo algunos preciosos trabajos basados en el vouyerismo vecinal durante el actual confinamiento colectivo,me acordé de esta serie en la que trabajé en 2011, hace 9 años.
Se trata de apuntes rápidos tomados desde mi ventana retratando a los vecinos dominicanos y acompañados de algunas de las expresiones que utilizan.
La ventana me permite captar la realidad que hay allá abajo, son poco más que manchas, ya que desde mi punto de vista apenas puedo captar las caras.
In Norzagaray, Bulacan, there are hardly any bars or other places for recreation. However I discovered a beautiful place by the river Matictic with barbecues and long bamboo tables where families and groups of friends make their meetings, and children go swimming.
I used to take my son to this place every day. I liked to paint the children playing in the water and swimming in the river.
Just two months ago I was taking these sketches on Matictic.We were not aware then of how the world was changing in those days because of the coronavirus. Now, when I write this post from
my confinement in Spain, Matictic seems to me a distant and beautiful dream.
January 18th. My first Sketch meetup of the year, a great chance to remeeting Muf and to meet some of the rest of my dear Usk Manila group to which I belong since 2016; Ched, Gee, Ethel, …,. The appointment was close to the Gomburza Monument, along Padre Burgos ave., in front of the National Museum. We were drawing there until 4 p.m. This was the result.
From Nashville (Tennessee) Stacie Collins, Singer, songwriter and harmonist with her husband and bandmate Al Collins, (Jason & The Scorchers), brought the best of rock, blues and country to Valladolid , Portacaeli hall, In their European tour