miércoles, 20 de mayo de 2015

San Telmo, Plaza Dorrego

De mi visita a San Telmo. Te pregunto: ¿Cómo inicié este dibujo? ¿Cuál sería la estrategia?

miércoles, 4 de marzo de 2015

Workshop itinerante: a dibujar la ciudad en Marzo

About the workshops
The proposal consists of three modules or workshops to be held for 3 weekends.
Participants can choose to enroll in one of the modules or take the full course.
The course is designed to meet the basic needs of an urban artist.
The first and second module are basic for all participants, no previous experience is required. The third module is intended for artists with intermediate experience.

How to set a point of view
Location: Lincoln Road
March 27-29
Workshop description:
One of the biggest challenges in a sketch is the drawing's composition. The balance and harmony between shapes and objects are vital.
To achieve the harmonious composition we are looking for we need to know to establish interesting points of views.
The essence of the composition is that all parties should be in a particular place or position and play the role that corresponds favoring them all.
It is almost impossible to prescribe specific rules that allow someone to compose. However, there are simple laws that guide available for an artist manages to be able to create an interesting composition
We will develop the basics to create engaging and thoughtful compositions, starting with thumbnail type schemes. (Frame-work-­figure­-ground, composition and management, framing from the point of view, background vs foreground, an unusual point of view)
Learning goals:
  • The participant can create harmonious compositions in their sketch
  • Be able to know how to use the compositional tools and apply them to their drawings on location
  • You can make sketch with novel and interesting points of view

Maximum number of participants: 35 (all levels of experience)
Minimum number of participants: 15 (Workshop is cancelled unless this number of participants signs up)
Supply list
We do not need a very sophisticated but only that with which you feel comfortable. Basically a feather ballpoint pen of ink, 2B, 4B and 8B pencils and a set of watercolors. Also colored pencils if you prefer
Sponsorship: Stillman & Birn One sketchbook (Gamma Series for all medias) per participant

How to draw entourage in watercolors
Location: South Beach (Beach side park- Art Deco)
April  3-5

Workshop description:
This module focuses on the art of watercolor and especially in working the organic aspect of urban sketch: vegetation, water, integrated into the city landscape, people and architecture style.
It is important to know how to build a sketch and make it alive by integrating the above organic elements. The cities are not empty, have life, color and energy. So we will work with watercolors and learn how to draw these elements quickly and conveniently.
On the other hand, develop exercises where we apply the technique of the 3 colors, creating interesting harmonies without having to record each color found on the site.
The location chosen consists of two components: the beach, the sea, with its palm trees characteristics, people and houses. And the urban area of Art Deco architecture its interesting to working the architecture style and details.
Learning goals:
  • You can draw a sketch level organic elements in various techniques, especially watercolor
  • You will be able to integrate these elements into an urban scene
  • You can draw an urban scene from organic elements.
  • Work on the basics of color and the intelligent use of pallets.
  • You can draw architectural details using Art Decó like reference
Workshop location
South Beach (Beach side park- Art Deco)
Maximum number of participants: 35 (all levels of experience)
Minimum number of participants: 15 (Workshop is cancelled unless this number of participants signs up)
Supply list
We do not need a very sophisticated but only that with which you feel comfortable. Basically a feather ballpoint pen of ink, 2B, 4B and 8B pencils and
A good set of watercolors. Paper to watercolor, block or sketchbook. We need some extra paper to develop the first exercise. Brush for watercolor, 10 to 12.

How to draw with non waterproof ink and watercolors
Location: New World Symphony
April  10-12


Workshop description:
Pens with non-waterproof ink can be an interesting and essential to dominate when we do sketching. Often it is believed that we should use permanent ink before the watercolor, however, non-waterproof ink enhance the richness of the work and can create very interesting artistic effects.
• The line softens and avoids hardness and rigidity.
• Produce fluency and freshness in the drawings.
• When using fine-tipped pens can we control the outflow of ink and avoid losing our
• The tone of the ink (slightly purple, depending on the type of ink) creates a special
• We can simply use water to produce depth or contrast in our work without other
• We work with graphics (stripes and patterns) in combination with stains (water
• Can be used variety of ink colors (brown, blue, black) to recreate special
• This technique is recommended for stroke atmosphere when it makes contact with watercolor. color. touches or watercolor) atmospheres.
o quick sketches and expressive (only need pen and brush with water)
o Mid drawings preparation (when working with limited watercolor palette, using
between one and even three colors) and
o complex drawings (using a watercolor palette beyond)
Workshop location
New World Symphony (Frank Gehry)
Learning goals:
The Participants:
• Will acquire the skill to control the dynamic ink line when applying water or watercolor.
• Will use the dynamic ink to enhance the contrast and recreate the atmosphere of the site.
• Apply this technique in a quick sketch and ink with water only, the second using two or three colors and a third drawing more complex.

Maximun number of participants: 35 (intermedium of experience)
Minimum number of participants: 15 (Workshop is cancelled unless this number of participants signs up)
Supplie list
  • Pen Rotring Art Pen F, Lamy F or similar.
  • Ink black, brown or blue. (or all three)
  • Paper notebook that supports watercolor, but with little roughness. Rather a  bit smoother. The Stillman & Birn sketchbook is especially functional for both ink and watercolor washes.
  • Fibre Marker water supportable 0.1 and 0.2Brush water.
  • Watercolors Set

Workshop Schedule M1, M2 and M3
Meeting point
General welcome, Introduction and groups and Presentation and first exercise 60 min
  • Introduction, theory and demonstration of the technique 20 min
  • Working indoor
  • Exhibition, group feedback and final closure
On location
  • Introduction to the site. Historical and visual tour and Approach
  • Theory and demonstration of the technique
  • Exercise 1 and 2
  • Exhibition, group feedback and final closure 15 min
Meeting point
General presentation. Explanation, How to draw.
On location
  • Exercise 1, 2 and 3
  • Feedback and expo
Meeting point
Theory and demonstration of the technique to the final day
On location
In location Exercise 1, 2 and 3
Meeting point
Final feedback and expo

Sponsorship: Stillman & Birn One sketchbook (Gamma Series for all medias) per participant in all of the 3 modules.
Registration fee: US$285 per module. Online registration or bank transfer.
If you prefer to do all of the Sketch-it-On: Miami workshops pay 2x1 (US$500 for 3 workshops)
Contact: c.cardenas@sketchiton.com
C. (561) 294 0798
Cancellation Policy:
All fees are fully refundable if cancelled prior to:
16 March 2015 (M1),23 March 2015(M2) and  30 March 2015(M3).
If you cancelled after:
16 March (M1), 23 March 2015 (M1), 30 March a $120.00 USD cancellation fee will be retained.
The event will take place with a minimum of 15 participants. In case of cancellation 100% of the payment made will be refunded.

About the instructor:
Mexican-born architect and educator currently teaching at the School of Architecture of the University of Buenos Aires. He is the founder and director of Taller Perspective, and also taught at the Society of Architects and other professional associations. He has taught in Mexico City, Lisbon-Portugal, Barcelona-Spain, Bogotá-Col, Santiago de Chile, Paraty-Brazil, Argentina and Singapure (july 2015)
Recently the Fundacio Enric Miralles invited him to collaborate with their academic interchange in the experimental workshops at 2014-15 in Barcelona, Spain and in the program of posgrado in the Faculty of Architecture in the UBA Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He specializes in the architecture design (analog-digital media) and concept drawings for the advertising industry.
Dorantes’ work has been recognized in several competitions in architecture and drawing. His works are in exhibited in Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina.

“I have been professor since 1988. I taught perspective, watercolours and representation techniques at the National University of Mexico and in the University Motolinia Pedregal in Mexico city between 1988-1993 (out door and indoor classes).
At present my teaching experience is focused on the architectural projects in the University of Buenos Aires and drawing by hand, in societies of architects and in my own workshop Taller Perspectiva http://tallerperspectiva.blogspot.com/
I teach drawing on-site in courses and outdoor workshops, such "en plein air" (historical lecture and workshop drawings) http://www.wix.com/tallerperspectiva/enpleinair
In my workshops attended by professionals and students of architecture, interior design, set designers, publishers and artists in general”

Event coordinator:
Although Climaco Cardenas brings more than 25 years of Design experience in the fields of Architecture, Urban, Interior and production design to Sketch-it-on, his Postgraduate Studies in the University of Pennsylvania in Architecture and City Planning formed him as an urban scholar, researcher and thinker at heart.  Climaco states: “Cities and Urban settlements are the physical expressions of cultural, political, economic, environmental and artistic intentions, ambitions and desires of the human creative power over time. The City must be studied historically and experienced and detailed through observation, analysis and drawing.”
He will be responsible for the tour and historical information of the city and locations visited during the workshops. As well as facilitating all event details on the ground in Miami.
Climaco currently works in his own practice Metrika Design, located in Palm Beach Florida. An architecture and planning firm working in the residential, urban, commercial and event production space. In the past, Climaco worked for the City Planning Department of Bogota as assistant to the director and was consultant to the Local government of the City of Cota for an Industrial Zone. In working with the Coffee Federation in Colombia as Technical Coordinator he managed the Taller de las Americas for famed Barcelona architect Ricardo Bofill.
He is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

domingo, 8 de febrero de 2015


After a good time to post on facebook, flickr I return to Blogger. Nice to continue sharing my work and experiences, thanks for stopping by and commenting.
January has been interesting, intense and recovery. A very different start to the year, with the taste of renewal. Not always the beginning of the year are usually like that, so I celebrate.
Within this package I spent time with my friend Clímaco Cárdenas, Colombian architect and town planner. Long talks, good food and some wine in between. New projects!
Here I share a sketch from the dock of the Yacht Club in Palm Beach. Beautiful site and refreshing.

Después de un buen tiempo de publicar en facebook, flickr vuelvo a blogger. Encantado de seguir compartiendo mi trabajo y experiencias, gracias por pasar y comentar.
Enero ha sido interesante, intenso y recuperador. Un inicio de año bien diferente, con ese sabor de renovación. No siempre los inicios de año suelen ser así, por eso lo celebro.
Dentro de ese paquete pasé tiempo con mi amigo Clímaco Cárdenas, arquitecto y urbanista colombiano. Largas charlas, buena comida y vinito de por medio. Nuevos proyectos!
Acá comparto un sketch desde el muelle del Club de Yates en Palm Beach. Hermoso sitio y refrescante.

domingo, 8 de diciembre de 2013

Barcelona: Mercado de Santa Catarina de Miralles-Tagliabue

Obra fantástica del estudio Miralles-Tagliabue. Es un mercado tradicional en zona céntrica de Barcelona. Bajo esta hermosa cubierta se respetó la estructura original del mercado y los descubrimientos arqueológicos. El escultor Toni Cunella realizo el diseño de las cerámicas que recubren la cubierta, una suerte de foto pixelada que deja descubrir sus colores desde distintos ángulos.
Este dibujo lo realice desde la parte posterior del Mercado, tomando algo fresco por el calor del verano y solamente pensando en el tema de la cubierta y los parasoles. Las columnas no están representadas. Me apetecio enfrentar el dibujo desde ese punto de vista.
Tinta sobre moleskine-note de unos 20x25cms

viernes, 15 de noviembre de 2013

Intercambio Taller experimental con Fundacio Enric Miralles

Estoy muy contento por varias razones. La primera es por la invitación que me ha hecho la Fundacio Enric Miralles para colaborar con ellos en los intercambios y talleres que realiza la organización con universidades y profesionales del mundo.  Siendo una de las fundaciones mas prestigiosa de la experimentación arquitectónica se que la experiencia será por demás fructífera. Por otro lado, poder conectar alumnos de arquitectura con proyectos tan interesantes es una forma de aportar en su formación y en el futuro de nuestras ciudades a traves de pensamientos, exploraciones y nuevas maneras de reflexionar en los temas arquitectónicos y urbanos. Ademas, Enric Miralles fue un creador sin igual, sus dibujos contienen la genesis de sus ideas lo cual me emociona y conecta aun mas con este proyecto.
El intercambio se realizara entre la Fadu, Uba y algunas de las Cátedras de proyecto/diseño en donde soy profesor y ahora referente de la Fundacio EM. Muy pronto publicaremos la información oficial
Comparto un extracto tomado de la web de la Fundacio EM.

Working in ceramics: designing and prototyping an architectural installation in the urban landscape

El programa es un taller de dos semanas en jornada completa que apunta para redefinir el paisaje urbano alrededor del Mercat del Born, en Barcelona, enfocando la aparición, la heterogeneidad, el descentrado y lo efímero en la vida social.
El taller se define por un acercamiento específico aplicado. El proceso de investigación culminará en la construcción de una instalación temporal con el trabajo de los estudiantes colaborativos. Los estudiantes producirán prototipos, maquetas y pruebas físicas, desafíando las habilidades habituales y la práctica de arquitectura y el diseño.
El empleo de la cerámica y sus técnicas de construcción tradicionales es el punto de partida para aprender a trabajar con materiales específicos, descubriendo sus características y manipulándolos de un modo simple y reproductible. La presencia de Toni Cumella famoso ceramista es un factor del programa.
La Fundació Enric Miralles, basada en el modo de hacer y pensar establecido por Enric Miralles, es un centro de experimentación de arquitectura contemporánea y es concebido como una plataforma para la promoción del conocimiento.
Tema: Working in ceramics: designing and prototyping an architectural installation in the urban landscape
Fecha:  15 AL 27 SEPTIEMBRE de 2014
Tutores: Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) Profesor asistente para ser confirmado por Fundació Enric Miralles
Lugar: Pass. de la Pau 10 bis. 08002 Barcelona
Precio: 1000 €
Contacto, informes e inscripción: Arq. Norberto Dorantes, email: ndorantes@gmail.com, , Skype: arq.dorantes, Móvil: +541157303498
Cupos limitados a 20 participantes