Monday, November 21, 2005

Spain

I was in south of Spain last week, Granada and Seville, beautiful cities! shame that it was raining most of the time, hence a lot of sketches in bars while enjoying some amazing tapas!





















43 comments:

Erredé said...

they are great, but not all in spain are bulls and flamenco.

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

stef,
amazing. the quality and quantity. your energy and patience to record as much as you do- and to do it with such skill- leaves me so envious. a joy to behold as always.

Arri. said...

Always your watercolours has something special.They make me want to take mines and go to the street for paint whatever I find in the way.I love them.

How was the "jamon"?

pasto said...

magnifique

Anonymous said...

presiosos dibujos, me encanta el detalle de los pelillos de la barba de la cabeza del toro

muy buenos

OLÉ

Shawn Escott said...

Wow and Wow!!! Your ink drawings are fantastic! What do you use?

Stef said...

Thanks Errede.

Thank you very much John, I try to record as much information as I can, I'm still not patient enough though, I don't really like spending too much time on a sketch, I want to keep it raw and "alive", but sometimes I would like to do more of a "study", especially some piece of architecture I see would deserve more time, to go a bit more into details.

Hey Arri, the "Jamon" was so tasty! those Tapas are great, we spent some great time just eating and drinking.

Merci Pasto.

Muchos gracias anonymous.

Thanks Shawn! I use a fountain pen and a brush pen.

Elliot said...

Oh Stef.
Anything I ever have to say is entirely superflous.
It's always wonderful to see anything you've posted.
Cheers mate.

Stef said...

Hey Elliot! Thanks you very much!

Chris was Anon said...

Very nice work Stef!

Did you see the bull on the horizon on the Spanish Motorways its a free standing advertising hoarding and its black black black.

Muchas amigo!

Chris was Anon

PMBC said...

I am really enjoying your hollidays!
Wonderfull sketches.
Thanks.

Stef said...

Thanks Chris! Yes I saw it when we took the bus from Granada to Seville, I was wondering what it was. Gigantic black bull!

Thank you pmbc!

Tan said...

J'adore tes petits sketchs!
Il y a tellement de vie dans tes dessins, qu'on pourrait s'imaginer une petite histoire pour chacun! Bravo!

donnachada said...

Lovely sketches Stef. Looks like you had loads of fun sketching. You have shuch a great touch with your watercolours. You travel a lot. Glad you bring your sketchbook.

Matt J said...

Hi Stef, these drawings are the toro's cojones!
Gives a real sense of the places you visited - Spain must be special even in the rain non?

Stef said...

Merci Tanya! je suis content que mes croquis t'evoquent de petites histoires, tres flatte.

Thanks Donnachada!

Senor Jones! quetal? I just discovered that you can say "the dog's bollocks" in pretty much every language!
Yeap, it was special even under the rain, it was just a shame not be able to spend more time outside sketching those beautiful roofs or buildings, Thank you!

Boris Hiestand said...

Ah.. your sketches capture those places very well indeed. Makes me want to go back and eat their amazing food again. You're a hero with pen and paper!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

It's the Bulls by a nose! They are my favourite pieces from a glittering array of drawings.

gur-B said...

Caramba ! Ole ole ! And the crowd goes wild ! You are the Matador with brush and paper. Ole and hopla, another whip with your magic brush ! Its tapas for the soul.

eendar said...

uuuuuuuuuuUU!!! Such a beautiful schetches!!! I´m so happy you liked it, I´m sure you ate very well (=n_n=)
It is sooo strange to get rain in Seville!! You were lucky to see that miracle :D

UM said...

Hi Stef, great to see you blogging again and with such an amazing collection of beautiful artwork. It looks like all you do when you're travelling is drawing. Wonderful to see such passion.

AndyMurray said...

I feel very VERY lazy looking at your work.
Inspirational stuff.

pierre alary said...

tu perds pas de temps , nerd!..hi!hi!hi!...et pendant ce temps là , elle fait quoi tina?

Alina Chau said...

WOW Stef!! THese are amazing!! Very inspiring, I am taking a few days vacation this week, looking at your travelling sketches really motivated me to draw while travelling. GREAT works!! Love your people sketches, very cool, and the watercolor, got that classic style in them, very elegant!!

Eren said...

These are beautiful Stef!! I love seeing your travel sketches...amazing stuff!

St John Street said...

just breath taking.

Drazen said...

Wow Stef..beautiful!!

Kristian Antonelli said...

hello mr steph,
ur work is amazing.. i especially love the bar scenes..inspirational
kristian

alberto mielgo said...

ole ole ole!
ARSA!!!!
QUE ARTE TIENES, ESTEF!

limbolo said...

Dos orejas El Stef!

Yaxin said...

Raining?, in Sevilla?...
jeeez man, You're not lucky ...Andalusia is a place where it rains once every two years kind of :+)))))
great sketches aniway, you should go back there in the summer to catch the amazing burning light.
OLE

Dan Thompson said...

WOW! so much mood and feeling to them.

Virginia Valle said...

WOWWW THEY ARE WONDERFUL :) a lot of fun :). I agreed with Monica I sure your ate veryyyyyyyyy well, much better than here :D....All of them are beautiful :)

mika said...

初コメントだよ。
スペインに雨なんてちょっと想像できないけど、Stefのスケッチから、楽しんでる様子は伝わってきた。フラメンコは観た?

pops said...

Stefan ペン貸してください!
We will going to have a fun in L.A
きょーこはクレジットカードを持ってないから
ステファンのを使わせていただきます。
お世話になります!

the doodlers said...

Stef! We always have such an enjoyable visit on your blog. Your sketches are inspired.

cave renovator said...

That top pic simply is my local bar! superb, looked at this blog with much interest. Amazing work, well done and keep it coming!

muy muy buena

CR

Stef said...

Thank you very much for all the kind words on my sketches, really fills me up with energy to do more and more! your feedback is much appreciated, thanks guys!

kcirbuk said...

Ole,Ole!!,yo Español!!
Ole art work!!

Adriana said...

Oh my gosh...how lovely!!

Atlantean said...

Nice you loved Spain. What about the tortilla and sangría?

Your sketches make me want to sketch mucho more, really.

Franchu said...

Nice cards, You works very well with "acuarela" and colours...
I like too the men in the bar, it's so realist.
I'm in accord with errede "but not all in spain are bulls and flamenco"

Alberto García said...

Beautiful sketches, I love them. I'm from Seville, and... yes! "¡La lluvia en Sevilla es una maravilla!" (rain in Seville is a marvel!!) :-)