Strathmore Sketchbook – Tool Review

I'm still searching for the perfect Sketchbook ... In a previous post I reviewed Stillman & Birn and it is an excellent option that stands out above any other I have tried before. Still, I did not want to make a decision without first evaluating something equivalent, at the same professional level, so I decided…

David Art Center, New Orleans – Travel

#travel #artsupplies #art First things first, i had to stop by an art supply store before anything, even more when i realized that i was scammed with the ink i was planning to bring. Before my flight i made a research regarding the art supplies stores in town and this one seemed to be the…

Stillman & Birn Sketchbook – Tool Review

  I've been trying lots of sketchbooks, different sizes, brands, quality and what not. The perfect sketchbook doesn't exist per se since every person, every different situation or technic has its own sketchbook that suits. Following that idea i have been and could be using diferent sketchbooks forever. Things are changing very fast for me,…

Huion Tablet – H640P

  English Some of the stuff I chose for this job demands have been arriving! This is the time to present the Inspiroy H640-P de HUION. I´m always between the hight tech tools and the most traditional hand made process to develop and presentation of my work, this will by far the most important tool for…

A Building Book!

Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling   English Viable houses? well, they have to be lovable for sure, for that we need to study house styles, but there is not a viable house if you cannot build it, right? I studied architecture in Venezuela, where concrete is the god of building materials, even when i…

#CoffeeSketch 29 – 4th Avenue Duplex

English This is my #29 post since I started the #CoffeeSketch tag months ago This case is about a duplex house project located in Sacramento, California. Pretty small lot with the regular market demands for the area; 3 Bedrooms, 2 ½ Barhrooms, kitchen, pantry, living, garage, etc. I think that small spaces require big ideas, so…

New Book!

A Field Guide To American Houses English This is for my American House Project, understanding american houses styles and the elements that define each one of them is a key for my project. One of the goals for this project is to make it viable, well, a house without style is not viable for an…

James Richards’ Book!!

The first book I got when I started my research about the Urban Sketchers was Gabriel Campanario´s  The Art of Urban sketching, at the end of the book there is a list of his favorites Sketchers colleagues, i randomly took names from that list, stared googling and then I found some specific sketches that made me jump and…

Art Supplies

There is a new phase in my job that will demand of my sketching abilities, I'm taking this as an opportunity to try something different with materials and technics so i can improve and give more personality to the sketch work I´ve been doing so far, so here are some of my options Holbein Watercolors…