Weekend Spent Drawing II (Crayon)

October 15th, 2012 by UFO in Czech Republic, Fun stuff

This June I attended a weekend long workshop with the goal of enabling my brain to be able to draw with a pencil :-). From my point of view, it was great a success. I got from „drawing simple diagrams“ to „drawing a portrait“. I really liked it, so when my mother had invited me to join her on course focused on drawing with crayons, I immediately accepted.

The course took place in Frýdek-Místek (in Místek to be exact). Saturday was focused on drawing with standard crayons and to teach us the theory and practice of mixing and blending colours. Drawing with crayons is all about colours, it more relaxed in actual shapes and shading than drawing with pencil had been.

My version of tulips (acrylic crayon)

On Sunday we got another set of crayons – the acrylic ones. It looks like a crayon, it draws like a crayon (probably also tastes like one), but you can blur it using brush and water. The result (see the gallery) seems more like painting than drawing.

After two days of doing something totally different from what I usually do, I felt exhausted. But it was pretty much worth it and I am again looking forward to attend another workshop like this.


Visiting Lucia and Carlos

October 14th, 2012 by UFO in Traveling

I have finally beaten the procrastination and organized my pictures from (now not so) recent trips. I visited my very good friends Lucia and Carlos two times. The first visit was in Puerto de Sagunto, Spain. It was amazing and packed with experiences: I improved my Spanish (I had no other choice), we were going to the beach, running, hiking and, especially, eating delicious food :-P. I also took a role of a tourist and was guided through beauties of Sagunto, Valencia and Allicante…

Castle of Sagunto

In July Lucia and Carlos packed their things and moved to Strasbourg, France. I was invited to come and visit, which I gladly accepted and, again, spent a marvellous week there (short of a minor food poisoning). It was a very relaxing vacation. See the pictures and perhaps you will agree :-).

La Petite France, Strasbourg

GALLERY (Spain) ->

GALLERY (France) ->