Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Got strawberries?

They are good with sugar, milk, shakes, alone ...
My fruit of this season!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

At the Wadi Rum desert

In black and white it's not so impressive, but in red and yellow it looks really amazing. Jordan's most famous dessert :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Julia Kay for JKPP

This is not technically a portrait, but Julia got it in her thread, so I guess it's all right. Plus I get to draw martial arts :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

The sisters in the north

Winter is coming!
I just did this last weekend for Redcandle17's competition in DeviantArt "Sisterhood" and, yay!, I just won! Isn't drawing just that cool?
Arya and Sansa Stark at the beginning of A Game of Thrones :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Catacombs of Saint Callisto

In the outskirts of Rome, in Antiqua Via Appia (you can get there via the 20 bus from San Giovanni Latterano, I think) you can find the large catacombs of Saint Callisto. One of the things not to miss in Rome!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Left 4 dead II deathmatch!

Sooo ... Rocio and I spent the best hours of a perfectly sunny weekend killing zombies inside a house and all we had to show for it was a headache and the leftovers of a perfectly useless plan on an actual drawing board :P But just you wait, zombies, we'll get ya sooner or later.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Driving in Atacama desert

After a few days in a Pacific island, driving in the desert is a nice change, but it can get thirsty, specially if you have grown a fondness for natural fruit juices.

For that reason, after staying for the night in the middle of nowhere and waking up to the dusty wind of Atacama desert only to find coffee and toasts, I tried my luck and asked for a juice. The guy commented, "nope, for juices, you need to go to the oasis", and I was like, "sure, and to find the Eiffel Tower, I need to go to Paris :P". "No, lass, to THAT oasis over there!" And, certainly, there was a green spot in the desert that we visited just to drink juices. Hooray!!

Definitely, one of the hotspots in my desert trip. I drank at least two pints before we left. Replenished deposit :D

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Another friday night playing board games (must be getting old). This time we played Alhambra and, for the sake of team building, a cooperative game: Pandemic. Pandemic focus on fighting four different viral diseases that are spreading all over the world. Players get a role, so they can be specialized in a specific skill, and they've got to move around, healing population and, at the same time, trying to find the cure for each virus. Initially, the game seems pretty easy, but after losing 4 or 5 games in a row, one realizes that complexity grows exponentially as turns increase and, all in all, it requires good strategy and a fair amount of luck to actually succeed. I really like this game :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A couple of portraits for JKPP

Inma Serranito told me about this cool group, Julia Kay's Portrait Party, where people post their photos and can make portraits of anyone in the group in exchange. She said this was addictive, and, boy, was she right!

I'm not that good at portraits myself, but a girl's gotta practise, so here are my first two pieces :D

Monday, March 7, 2011

Jeek Kune Do beneficient workshop

My JKD instructor Pedro organized a beneficent workshop of JKD/Eskrima for kids with cancer this weekend and I decided to practice my speed sketching skills there

Friday, March 4, 2011

Freaky-weekend I: Arkham Horror

Last weekend, we rented a cottage in the middle of nowhere and moved there for three days with lots of (unhealthy) food, a projector, a HDD full of zombie movies, the XBox with every complement we could grab -Kinect included- and a mountain of board games. I carried my notebook and took several quick sketches of many moments there, so I'll be posting them these days.

First, a game of Arkham Horror, set in Lovecraft's creepy universe. It takes a long time to complete one of this games, but it is real fun :) First, the game box:

Now, one of the players at her turn (she might disagree, because it is not a good portrait, but she kept moving, and it took 5 minutes, so ...)

Some locations at Arkham (on the back of the cards)

And one of the gateway locations (where I ended first), the Dreamlands.

I used watercolors in a couple of sketches and a few Tombow markers in the rest.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

More Madrid (yesterday)

I had a one day work trip to Madrid yesterday and I managed to sketch Atocha AVE station and the monastery of Las Descalzas, close to Gran Via. I even got luck and yesterday they had open visit. Really amazing inside!