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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Meet the sketcher: FAIRFAX, VA > Guido C. Seoanes Perla

I spent my childhood in the Colombian northern Coastal Caribbean city of Barranquilla. Since I was a kid I was always involved in drawing competitions and in designing many different things. Currently I am a master student of Architecture at the University of Michigan Taubman College and I am planing to work in this wonderful field. I began my architectural education at the University of Washington in Seattle where I was a student of Master Frank Ching who started my passion for urban sketching. Everyone can use a simple camera in order to take a picture of a place and move on without understanding or caring a bout it.....The importance of sketching is that a person can appreciate the details of a place and he or she will began to understand it by just drawing which it helps the individual to preserve the memory for many years to come.

Guido C. Seoanes Perla

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Maryland Renaissance Festival

The Jousting Arena

I attended the Maryland Renaissance Festival this weekend out by Annapolis. I enjoy the food, the costumes, and the Shakespeare, but the highlight for me is always the joust - which is also the official state sport of Maryland. The sketch above is from a visit in 2009, but this year I decided to focus on the horses and riders. They move quickly, but I managed to get some quick gestural sketches in when they paused to re-arm:

Jousting KnightsJousting Knight

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Martin & Albert

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Guido beat me to the new MLK Jr. Memorial, but I was very happy to be able to finally get a chance to see and sketch it myself. Judging from the crowds of people trekking across the mall it obviously has an immense amount of meaning for everyone who visits it.

While I was on the Mall, I thought I would check out one of my other favorite, albeit less well known memorials on the Mall. The Einstein Memorial by the National Academy of Sciences.
Albert Einstein Memorial

Saturday, October 1, 2011

School Zone

A walk down the street reveals many things. Overlapping images in scale.