Wednesday, November 14, 2012

San Luis Potosí, MEX

7x11" I went downtown  to the República Market. It is a local market. The colours and variety of food you can find there is amazing. This is a grains and seeds vendor plot. I could not stay there to draw, the aisles are too narrow and there´s a lots of people walking by, from buyers to carriers, with sacks and boxes of food. I drew with pen&ink and watercolor from a photo I took  and this is the result.

10x8" Aranzazu Square, this is behind of the Church of San Francisco, it was very sunny and I was lucky enough to sit down under the shade of a tree. There were dozen of teenagers rehearsing a dance for the Mexican Revolution Parade on November 20th. They are not in the drawing, they were too many to draw them.

5x8" Today at mom doctor´s office, we waited for more than a hour and the only object that caught my attention in the very small waiting room was this television  mounted on the wall. I found the web of  bars and screws interesting to draw. I did not mind waiting at all, I was in fact very comfortable... indoor.... sitting on a padded was quite. We were watching a show called "Sabadazo". I drew the logo in color.

7x11" This is the Caja del  Agua.  This fountain, now a monument was built in the early XIX century in downtown San Luis Potosi. This was the source of water then. Now in disused is one of the highlights of the city. They say, it still works when pour rain. I sat to sketch it but I could not finish it because it was very cold. So I returned next morning. A gardener was watering the grass and he removed the hose in front of me to clear my way as if it was bothering me, and he apologize to me very kindly. Nothing so far from the truth. When I finished the sketch 2 hours later, I looked for him, he was still around. I showed it to him in return for his kindness. He smiled and liked it. He made my day.