Hi, welcome to my sketching blog. I figured this is a good way to share my passion about sketching and to motivate myself to keep practicing and getting better. I hope you can get to enjoy sketching as much as I do.
Luis E. Aparicio
Having lived all my life in Puerto Rico, snow is definitely a novelty for me. Today I experienced my first snowfall, so couldn’t resist the urge to sketch. I need to get waterproof pants though; sketching while standing is not for me. This is in Market Street, Downtown Wilmington, DE.
Lately I haven’t sketched outside much and I had been feeling getting tighter; I can’t afford to lose the spontaneity in my sketches. A few days ago I decided to do a quick Virtual Paintout, as they were during the month of November in Iceland. I grabbed a few random markers from my box and loosely did this, always with the broad tip. I need to get back on markers more often, as I enjoy them too much.
Today’s doodle, 20 minute watercolor sketch at lunch.
From today on I’ll try to post a daily quick sketch done at lunch break. This one is of Corner Bakery Cafe, Philadelphia.
Sharing some of my latest sketches and caricatures:
This is City Hall, Philadelphia, done at lunchtime with Sharpie.
This is a caricature I did from memory of Dr. Jose Vargas Vidot while on the train ride back home from Philly.
The Septa train from Philadelphia to Wilmington
My version of Halle Berry, for the weekly challenge of Caricaturama 3000 group on Facebook.
Since my daily train ride is about one hour (each way), I now have time to decompress, sketch and rest on my way home. This is the first one today:
Since I arrived to Wilmington, DE I’ve been attending my first human figure drawing class at DCAD, Delaware College of Art and Design. I actually not enrolled in the class (my wife is) but the instructor has been kind enough to let me participate without the benefit of a full critique.
I’m enjoying sketching a new subject, new techniques and getting dirty with vine charcoal, compressed charcoal and Conte crayons. I’ve always wanted to understand how to draw the human figure and the class has been amazing.
Here are some of my sketches: