Saturday, May 16, 2009

Renaissance Faire 2009












It's been another fantastic day out at the Renaissance Faire. We were quite a few in the group moving around a really big area, so we had a lot of getting lost, reunited, lost again... the usual dynamics of a day like this. The types and characters participating were as interesting as last year, another good opportunity to pull out our sharpies, pencils, brushes and do stuff. So here are five pieces, the first group of guys in red was a lot larger but I only had the chance to draw three of them before another group of participants and visitors stood in the way, then, some jousting business offered another chance to have a go at drawing horses from different angles and, last but not least, one member of the dedicated audience that was to all the shows going on.

65 comments:

craig said...

whoa...these are fantastic. Love the energy and the gestural quality

Silver Knight said...

awesome!!!

Nicole said...

These are great!

anima-base said...

Wow, Marcos,
Your figure and animal drawing is really awesome. They look like run out of picture just.
I admire your great talent.

alberto mielgo said...

SOn geniales!
QUe grande! Precisamente ahora que estoy leyendo el COnde de Montecristo!

A. Riabovitchev said...

Cool sketches Marcos!:o)

Marcos Mateu said...

Thank you guys!
I do agree that horses are such great source of inspiration when it comes to 'energy with a purpose'. They have have always been so elegant, energetic and, simply, useful throughout history. Always a pleasure seeing them in action!

alberto abril said...

Hola Marcos,la capacitat de síntesi que tens en les formes i els colors és molt bona, enhorabona; Gràcies pel comentari, ademes en català.
Salut
Alberto

Jeremy Elder said...

Very nice! Even though there are a bit loose I get a great sense of modeling and gesture.

Rustam F. Hasanov said...

Loving your sketches, very inspiring

roy santua said...

Love the loose sketching style. Very fluid and conveys a clear story. Great job!!!!

Craig said...

Uh....WOW MARCOS...these turned out great!!! I am bummed I missed this. Next time hermano!!

George Cwirko-Godycki said...

these drawings are the best as always!

I wanted to ask you something in private and couldnt find an email for you, as it seems your website is down, do you think you could email me?
gcwirkogodycki@gmail thanks

Cali said...

thanks a lot for your very kind word on my weblog !
Your drawings are very beautiful !

B! said...

awesome work, love the way you suggest things with your darks.

Antonio Navarro said...

Gracias por el comment, maestro.

Benjamin Gaboury said...

Beautiful drawings.
Brilliant work! Inspiring.

1rtista said...

beautifull, just the right ammount of line in the right place.
amazing gestures.

LuisNCT said...

geniales, tienes una soltura envidiable

Jason Scheier said...

whoa! someone take this man's pens away from him!! lol. amazing drawings as always Mr. Mateu~ High energy, gestural qualities to them. Thanks for my daily inspiration.

jesusalonsoiglesias said...

Hacía tiempo que no pasaba por aquí.
¡Qué buenos los apuntes! El que me flipa es el primero de los tres hombres. La ropa está sugerida de muerte.
A ver si recupero mis visitas a todos estos blogs

Marcos Mateu said...

Thanks all for your visit and comments!

Jeffrey Lai said...

i've been lurking around your blog for some time, and for you to leave a comment on mine basically floored me *_*
loove your work!

Gabriele Pasqualino said...

great sketches! keep it up!

Abel said...

hey gracias por tus palabras, aunque no todas las fotos son mias, sobre todo las que salgo yo, jaja
es casi imposible hacer fotos feas en Japon...
Por cierto, excelete blog, felicidades por tus trabajos

hubcap10 said...

Beautiful sketches. What a fun day!

Thomas said...

Amazing sketches ! love this kind of linework !!!

David Malan said...

Beautiful that you can use such simple strokes. I love it, and I totally love the plid shirt guy a couple posts back.

flaviano said...

long time from the last visit, a lot of great sketches! love the color on those!
always a pleasure!

galvinator said...

Your work is absolutely stunning man. I'm very humbled you stopped by my blog. Much appreciated!

JAVIER HERNANDEZ said...

really powerful these sketches,love it

Douglas Ferreira said...

hi Marcos, I love teh way you draw horses!they are a great source of inspiration to me!

Hans said...

oh wow Marcos! Great sketches and yes, the horses looks awesome!
We should meet up for lunch again soon.

-Hans

Marcos Mateu said...

-Thanks for your visit and words Jeffrey! I'm happy you stopped by

-Thanks Gabriele!

-Gracias por la visita y el comentario Abel, la verdad es que como no se que cara tienes no sabia si estabas en las fotos o no! :)
De todas formas las tomara quien las tomara me encantaron seguro.
Un saludo

-Thanks Noelle, I had great fun as usual in this event, fantastic opportunity to draw more than regular XXI st century people!

-Thanks a lot Thomas

-Thanks David. The texture on the 'shirt guy' I got with one of these slowly dying markers... not my favorite tool, but in that occasion I think it did the job

-Thank you Flaviano!

-Sure thing Tom, and thanks for your visit

-Muchas gracias Javier!

-Thanks douglas. Agreed, horses are fantastic animals

-Thanks a lot for your visit Hans, we will sure get together soon!
'best.

LoNneR said...

simplemente geniales, como siempre!!

Espero que todo vaya bien Marcos.

Un abrazo!

trevor dalmer said...

amazing work here on ur blog marcos. u make me want to carry a sharpie with me everywhere. thx a lot for visiting my blog aswell.

Tom Scholes said...

These are so great, such great shaaaaapes.

Wendy Pan said...

Fantástico!! Mencantan tus caballos bellos. Esto me ha recordado a mi profe de dibujo del instituto, que no se creía que mis caballos bellos los había hecho yo (machista!).
Por cierto le he hablado de tí a Alex ;D espero que llegue a sus oídos (de entre los miles de mails que le deben llegar...).

SIgue deleitando nuestra pupilas, plis!

Dominic Bugatto said...

wonderful sketches

Francisco J. Hernández said...

Hola Marcos, muchísimas gracias por tus comentarios en Paisajes Sonoros. Aprovecho para darte mi enhorabuena por tus ilustraciones y para invitarte a visitar mi blog sobre Wildlife Art. Saludos!!!

Armand Serrano said...

No words, my friend, but wow! always inspired by your work.

Btw, we should plan that lunch soon.

Antonio Navarro said...

Por alguna extraña razón, siempre que he ido a una de esas renaissance faires lo único que podía dibujar eran escotes. Un abrazo master of the univers.

Juan Carlos Porras said...

These are amazing!!!

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

Tremendo, Marcos, siento verlo tan tarde, he tenido un viaje y dias ocupados, pero me encanta volver y encontrarme con cosas asi!

Juampa said...

I have no words!!

You´re so great! Thanks for sharing.

Alfred Llupia said...

Fantastic treball de camp!quina enveja mes sana!salutacions!

Marcelo Vignali said...

Whoa...I'm speechless!

shellywan said...

WOW~ Renaissance look fun again!!! :D
Love the man on horse sketches!

Kaliptus said...

right on!

Alessandra Sorrentino said...

I'm speechless as well :)
These sketches are beautiful and full of life!
Hope you're well Marcos! Un abbraccio!
Ale

oriol said...

Em flipa la teva seguretat per dibuixar. Es nota que en tens el cul ben pelat de fer dibuixos=)

Javier Rey said...

impresionante la soltura con la que trabajas...
dibujar así demuestra una seguridad brutal!

impresionante.

me añado a la lista de visitantes de este blog y te linkeo!

Paul Hamblin said...

Love your sketches. Your shapes and strokes are designed very well. Awesome.

LoNneR said...

...ES_TI_LAZO!!! poco mas que decir...espero que todo marche bien Marcos. un abrazo fiera!!

Alina Chau said...

These are beautiful!!

Marcos Mateu said...

-Gracia LoNneR y un saludo!

-Thanks a lot Trevor, and I agree, sharpies are a good companion :)

-Thanks Tom

-Susana, como estas? Lo de los caballos igual no era por machista, recuerdo que a mis seis años mi profesora de dibujo siemre me suspendia porque decia que mis trabajos los habia hecho mi padre!
(ya ves con que personal nos topamos...)
Un saludo

-Thanks Dominic

-Francisco! visitado esta. Increible tu pasion por la naturaleza, y me encanta ver como la fusionas con la que tienes por el arte.
Un abrazo

-Armand! Thanks for your visit and comment. Let's talk soon

-Antonio, lo creas o no igual esto tiene explicacion :D
un saludo

-Thanks Juan Carlos

-Muchas gracias Guillermo, ya veo que has estado por Barcelona. Por cierto enhorabuena por los resultados!
saludos

-Thanks a lot Juampa

-Alfred! sempre content de les teves visites!

-Gracias Marcelo!

-Thanks Shelly

-Thanks Kaliptus

-Hey Alessandra! i hope all is well with you. I'm following your blog as always

-Moltes gracies Oriol. Tot aixo ens estalviam en depilacios!! :D

-Muchas gracias Javier. Un abrazo.

Thanks a lot Paul

-Gracias de nuevo LoNneR1

-Thanks Alina.
-

Angux said...

Jooooer, Que cosa más chula.
Un saludo asombrado.

Jared Shear said...

WOW....nice stuff Marcos. Love the linework. Renaissance Fair looks like a dream place to sketch.

Valentina said...

fabulous drawings. I love the lines. your horses are my favourites. Well, I think that you do animals pretty well. ; o )

Seguí said...

Absolutament impresionant la destresa del teu traç! Sembla fàcil, però només ho sembla.
Memories from sa roqueta.

jeremy Charpentier said...

love your style! yours chara-design are really wonderfull

Marcos Mateu said...

Thank you all!
Gracies!

tunaf1sh said...

nobody draws horses like you! amaziinnng as always :)

Guillaume Bianco said...

really great style...

Smarry said...

Very nice! Even though there are a bit loose I get a great sense of modeling and gesture.

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