Sunday, October 30, 2011

Exchange Painting for Bike

I f you live in Berlin. I would like to exchange a bike for this painting. Here is one I did yesterday there is a bike on it. I painted it yesterday in Schlessischer Tor U-bahn.
I don't know much about bikes. I don't care about the color or new or old. Important is that is in good shape.
Schlessiger Tor

Friday, October 28, 2011

Cuccuma Cafe in Kreuzberg

In der Zossener Strasse 34 gibt es ein Cafe, das sehr beliebt ist, um mit den Laptop zu arbeiten. Die Gallerie und das grosse Schaufenster ermöglichen das Strassenleben zu beobachten, wahrend man online ist. Man kann ununterbrochen zwischen den virtuellen und realen Leben wandern.
Cafe in Kreuzberg
There is a Cafe in the 34 Zossener street in Kreuzberg that is very popular when you work with your laptop. The Gallery and the big window allow you to enjoy the streelife while being online. You can travel between the real and the virtual life anytime.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fabrizio Cammarata & the Second Grace

Fabrizio Cammarata  & The Second Grace
My sicilian friend Fabio told me that some friends from Palermo were going to play in Piatto Forte. I went there and was surprise that everybody spoke Italian there. The record store is a meeting point for the Italian community in Kreuzberg/Fridrichhain. The music was good! you can check their website:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Newfoundland: Illustrations in Uppercase Magazine

In collaboration with Martin Connelly we did an interview to Mr. Riggs, a 95 years old Fly Fisher. We traveled with a small boat to his cabin in the woods. Martin did the interview and I did the illustrations. I am very proud of the result.
The Uppercase Magazine is a great publication you could check the Issue here. I am on page 74

Saturday, October 22, 2011

More Cafe Liebling

Two sketches of Cafe Liebling.
Cafe Liebling, Prenzlauer Berg
The first one 2 weeks ago. It was still warm to sit outside. Watercolor on Moleskine Sketchbook
Inside Cafe Liebling
The second yesterday. There are still sunny days but it is getting colder. Watercolor on Stillman & Birn Sketchbook. I tried yesterday for the first time this freebie I got from Stillman & Birn. They noticed I use watercolor and then send me two sketchbooks from their Beta Series to try. The paper is great! 270 gsm and the colors shine through the white.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cafe Liebling, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

Cafe Liebling Prenzlauer Berg Berlin
This is one of my favorite places. Why? because is not so far where I live, they have many newspapers and a nice view and in nice sunny days you can seat outside and enjoy the view. The cakes are good, too!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Please, Vote for me! to travel and sketch

Please vote for me

Please help me and vote for me!

Please vote for me and help me to travel and sketch:
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thanks a lot!

we need more than 550 votes, could we make it? are we sketchers, as a group, strong enough on the web to make things happen? lets prove it!

I wrote as a reason:

I will like to draw far away places. Not the Usual postcard drawings. I will like to meet the people that live there. Eat and drink with them. It is amazing how a drawing makes the communication easier. If you support me, I will be sharing my drawings with you in my blog.

Thanks a lot,


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Kreuzberg Poetry Slam

I never expected to be surrounded by more than 1000 young people willing to hear poetry. I went to the Astral Kulturhaus because I was curious. However is not the conventional poetry, it is fun!

An endangered Species

The other day I read in the newspaper that soon these profession is not longer going to exist. In German is called "der Zugabfertiger" I looked for a translation into English and I could not find it. Is this just a German thing. Well I have to explain what he does: he gives the signal to the train to leave.
Now I want to draw so many as possible, I guess is an Urban Sketcher mania to document things that are going to disappear.
Metro Oranienburger Straße

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cafe Kotti

In the Kottbuser Tor, the heart of Kreuzberg, you will find this cafe. This is the Berlin I like.
Cafe Kotti

Sunday, October 2, 2011

One coffee under the sun

A guy drinks a coffee in the Marheineke Markthalle in Kreuzberg, Berlin. I was interested in the shadows projected in the floor.
Marheineke Halle, Kreuzber