Hey! I’m Fito and I always wanted to draw. Like many of you (I assume) I never felt I had that special talent required to do anything better than a lousy doodle… so after a few attempts at school I gave it up for good… Years passed -quite a few- and I moved to one of the most wonderful cities around the globe: Barcelona (lucky me!).
Living and working downtown Barcelona is an amazing experience and gives you the opportunity to see a large variety of people and different things happening all the time. Every now and then I met by chance individuals seating with sketchbooks on their laps, drawing and painting beautiful sketches of the city. Some sketches at the beginning looked rough but quickly they manage to pull it all together into great pieces of artwork. That fascinated me, it looked so easy and intuitive!
More time passed again and then Pinterest arrived. Huh?! What?! Well, easy… one time while pinteresting, I run into a bunch of beautiful urban sketches. Many of them painted with hints of watercolors, giving them that great final look. I stayed for hours looking at them, fascinated by the simplicity yet richness of each sketch. Once I’d probably pinned every urban sketch available on pinterest I said to myself: I want to learn how to do that! But how…?
That’s when this blog starts. To show you the journey that I’ve been taking since I decided I wanted to learn how to make those amazing urban sketches and to show the progress of the work I’ve done since I started the whole process of learning from scratch. I started drawing classes in 2015 -without any experience whatsoever in the arts department- and here I am now, growing as an art student and constantly learning.
a portrait of me: more than appropriate to upload a portrait instead of a picture considering that I like to think of this as an “art blog”. Quite presumptuous, I know but in my mind sounds great!
I’m so glad I connected with my artistic side because is has been there this whole time, it was eager to show itself and ready to shine and glow. I do this as a hobby and don’t stress myself out too much when the outcome is not what I expected: I always say to myself that I’m learning and I should enjoy the process… and I truly do!
Join me and let’s enjoy this journey together.