InspirationPosted: December 23, 2015
Receiving a book in the mail is always a thrill, but today it was even more so because the book was Miguel Herranz’s “here and there (again)”, drawings from 2012-2015. I met Miguel a few years ago at the Urban Sketchers symposium in Santo Domingo and had a chance to leaf through his sketchbook during a lecture we both attended. If you were sitting next to me you might have seen my jaw hit the floor. His sketchbook is like an illustrated manuscript, each page more astonishing than the one before. I’ve probably talked about his work in previous posts, but if you haven’t seen it, here is his Flickr stream. You’ll see what I mean. I bought the book through his crowd funding project so I don’t know if it’s readily available, but it’s a treat to have the book in hand so I can really study the detail in the sketches.
I guess I had his pen drawings in mind when I was sketching in Pointe Claire Village today. There’s still no snow in Montreal, but the winter colours are quite beautiful on an overcast day. And with all this rain we’ve been having, it seems to me that the grass is getting greener every day. Sketched in a Handbook Watercolour Journal, 8″ x 8.