While in Las Palmas, I spent a few hours walking around Vegueta, the oldest part of town. Stopped at Plaza Santa Ana to do some sketches from the square in front of the cathedral, then strolled around for a bit, enjoying the calm narrow streets, the nice atmosphere and the warm sun.

Then I went to look for the tiny Plaza de Espiritu Santo after a tip from local urban sketcher Ale. It turned out to be a beautiful little oasis, squeezed in between two streets. I sat there drawing for a while, listening to some kids playing and the water splashing in the fountain. And when I left, I discovered that I was right back at the cathedral again. Walking in circles…


Both drawings: 21,5 x 14 cm, various waterproof fineliners and watercolours on Stillman & Birn alpha series sketchbook pages.

6 Responses to “Vegueta”

  1. isa says:

    Chouette, tu nous gâtes ;)
    j’aime beaucoup aussi cette façon un peu B.D. de raconter une ville, quelques bâtiments, quelques personnages, des animaux et un peu de végétation, des plans larges et des détails, vraiment super !
    Et le contraste des couleurs pour le dessin suivant rend le tout très vivant, et … bravo aussi de me répondre en français, je te comprends très bien :)

  2. Ale says:

    Catch the moment ? yes, you do.
    The moment is full of details, like Isa has said, and the multi-windows comic-like composition is a very good resourse, trick, to draw the “space-time” . Bravo!

    Oh, oh, the Fountain of the Holy Spirit ! What could I say? I will try to draw it.

    • Thanks Ale, I try to catch the moments when I am drawing, and actually, it is such a luxury to sit down and just draw, listen and look for a while, wherever I am. I am really experiencing the place when I do that.
      Let me know when you have drawn the fountain – I´d love to see your version!

  3. David says:

    Hi Nina,

    Lovely work as usual, :) it must have been great spending some time in a warmer climate!

    I long for carefree-blue-summer-sky days.

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