Sunday, March 06, 2011

"No place like home"


Here is an image that came to my head this morning thinking of my home town. It is not a particular street, alley or corner, but it certainly feels like it could be any one of them in what is called 'casc antic', or 'old town'.
Most buildings there are from the 1700's 1800's, and were mostly inspired and designed by italian architects of the time. In fact, walking around these streets one can see the resemblance with certain secluded areas of cities like Venice.

30 comments:

Philippe Gaulier said...

Very nice and peaceful atmosphere in this sketch.
Looks like the sort of place where I'd like to be right now :)

Kendra Melton said...

Wow, it's great! You are the composition king.

my line said...

great....line.....

jesusalonsoiglesias said...

¡Qué chulo!
Es genial. Por cierto, ya tengo tu libro. Sólo he tenido tiempo de hojearlo y me ha encantado. Espero que después de leermelo se note lo que he aprendido.
Gracias!

Thomas said...

The thrust of the arch, the contrapuesto shadow angles, the color blue from skies hinted at behind the bike, it comes together sooooooooo nicely! The depth of field really comes across best in the small version.

Gabor said...

Precioso, Marcos!

CA3 said...

If I drew my home town, it would somewhat pale in comparison as it would be devoid of the obvious intimacy this image has. Not much architectural stylization to be found in my neck of the woods that's inspired by the either the 1700's or the 1800's. It's mostly modern, neo-classical, or bland industrial. This is some nice work.

Rafael Macías Cañizares said...

Me recuerda a los largos paseos que me daba desde la escola hasta el parc de la mar en las horas muertas :)

Mike Yamada said...

Great sketch! Looks like a great place to visit.

rad sechrist said...

Wow :o

Carol said...

Es una pasada... compo, luz, linea, peso...y es muy cálida! ^^
Vaya recuerdo :)

Me encanta!

saludooos

Ruben Garrido said...

muy bueno.

Tony DiStefano said...

Marcos I'm glad I found your blog.Your work is not only strong in drafting but just overall appealing.This piece with the archway is really wonderful. I also dig the characters in shadow on the boat.Ill be stopping by often for inspiration.

Marcos Mateu said...

-Thanks Philippe. Sometimes I feel the same :)

-Thanks Kendra

-Thanks Mahesh

-Muchas gracias Jesus. Un saludo!

-Thank you much for your detailed comment Thomas.
I also feel there is something appealing about the small version.

-Gracias Gabor

-Thanks for the visit and comment Arnold. I'm sure any sort of line and sense of structure can be potentially appealing, although I agree this sense of intimacy you are talking about could be easly diluted or lost in certain environments.

-Hola Rafael y gracias por el comentario... parece que desde luego conoces bien el lugar!

-Thanks a lot Mike. It actually is great :)

-Muchas gracias Carol!

-Gracias Ruben

-Thank you very much Tony, I appreciate your comment.

Jörn said...

Wow, what a composition! So profound with the arc :)
And thanks, finally i feel warm.

Noelle said...

Gorgeous!! Makes me want to pack up my suitcase and fly to Mallorca!

Juampa said...

Just Stunning!!!!

Martín C. Amorós said...

Precisamente esta semana he estado por la isla y podría ubicar esta imagen en muchos sitios.

Esta genial Marcos, in your line!
Espero que este todo bien por ahi.
Saludos desde el sunny London.

Craig Harris said...

Man...what a nice image to have stored in your head.

Megan Nicole Dong said...

Beautiful!! It looks like a lovely place...I love the composition of this.

Marcos Mateu said...

-Thanks Jörn, good thought for winter I agree!

-Thanks Noelle! Haven't done that in a while myself actually

-Gracias Juampa

-Hola Martin. gracias por la visita y comentario!. Que tal estaba la Isla?

-Hey Craig, nice memories indeed!

-Thanks Megan

Jesús Duce said...

Maravillosa ilustración, amigo Marcos.

locuriatoons said...

hello marcos,me gusta mucho lo que haces,los angulos,la tinta,todo,esta very good works,

Martin Bergquist said...

Man it looks so simple and yet I know how hard a scene like this is to draw. Very inspiring Marcos.

nima said...

Master of composition!!!!

Steven Roberson said...

Reminds me of Montepulciano! Thank you for the continual inspiration!

Marcos Mateu said...

-Muchas gracias Jesus, un abrazo.

-Muchas gracias Juan

-Thank you Martin

-Thanks Nima

-Thanks Steven...indeed, I just saw some pictures of the place, very much like so many villages in Mallorca.

Rick Fairlamb said...

Beautiful work Marcos it's Artists like you that keep me
inspired!

Rick Fairlamb

Kenudan said...

Simplement brillant!!!

Craig Phillips said...

Damn you're good!