Last drawings made in 2019. At Ofir, in the same day. 26.12.2019
If you want to check the process of making this drawing, you can check my video “5 tips on choosing the best sketchbook ever” on my youtube channel.
It is raining so much lately here in north Portugal… I took advantage of some sun to go outside and do two drawings. The first one was made to do the shooting for my youtube channel trailer. The second one, some minutes later, in Conchinha Cafe near the beach. A favourite place to draw people.
A landscape in Serra D’Arga. Drawing made from a very special place…
Serra De Arga (Caminha, Portugal) has really nice little corners. This one is near Mosteiro São João de Arga. A small stream of water passes on the west side of the Monastery, close to a stair way that goes to the main road. I had lunch, I catched some sun and did this drawing.
In the drawing you can read: “While I draw, I’m sleeping. I disconnect from the reality around me. Is it good? I don’t know… Sometimes I feel I miss somethings because I’m drawing. On the other and, I stop talking to myself.”
To draw is a kind of meditation. It relaxes the body and calms the mind. I think this happens because the practice of drawing, like many others, pushes you into this. There is no other way. You have to put your attention on the subject and do it. But there is a catch… It feels that, although your senses are more awake and sharp, you just can focus on one things at a time. That means the surroundings just fade away very easily and fast. Are we being taken, through drawing, to other states of consciousness? I think yes…
It is a great walk to this spot, in my home town. This is part of the West North Natural Parque of Portugal, where the river (Cávado), on the right, meets the sea, on the left. An amazing landscape. In this side, from where I’m drawing, is Ofir. The other, opposite, Esposende.