This blog & me


In the summer of 2010, on a scottish lake when I planned this blog.

The most important part of my drawings or sketches you can see, were made many years ago, some fifteen, twenty, or more years others.

Today by now I consider that work pleased at last, but against my past opinion that I had, when I  was worried in a college to get a style.

Now when I upload in this blog some current work, this becomes a big challenge for me, sometimes with the thought ‘I  won’t overcome my own old work’.

In the summer of 2011, drawing the main bridge of Avignon in France.

… present

Some time after the start of this blog, really when I take again my work, I’m glad with my recent pieces, with no worry about styles but recovered that old and personal perplexity in front of a whole universe containing infinite kind of shapes.

I have kept that attitude by the road, that true viewpoint. I kept it from the beginning.

Therefore and now, it is not important to get an style, only I’m worried to set my way, all the fascinating chaos of lines, of stains, of lights, of shades and blank spaces, on a paper. On a universe !

and ‘Kanji’

I value these logographic and Chinese symbols from Han, —the antique Chinese dynasty—  and that are used in the modern Japanese writing system. Its strokes reveal the emotions and feelings of the authors with no swindle.

Likewise these ideograms, with its no figurative construction, and deprived of colour, allow the writer modify and arrange the vigor, of his brush (fude  in Japanese), as well as the measure of ink, resulting more or less brightness or darkness, likewise the rhythm of this sort of calligraphy.
Long time ago, I went to an exhibition and I kept the catalogue. Above and below they are five samples.

Thanks for your visit

Me when I was a teen, while I was drawing:

Me when I was a teen, while I was drawing

Some shots of me in the last eighties.

In the street beside some drawings on sale. I often sold a few:


When I was sketching in front of the sea:


Trying to make a self-portrait. I never finished any:


(All these pictures were taken by my wife)


120 responses to “This blog & me


    So, I have never been to a blog, but I came across an image on sketching hair styling from December 19, 2011 · 1:53 PM HAIR

    The second picture down, is a Picasso. I am researching something similar to this, and I would love a jumping off point. I could donate or pay you. I am not sure if the person who posted the picture of the Picasso reads this but any help would be wonderful.


    • Hi Christopher, in this blog are collected artworks under the ‘Sketch concept’, but not necessarily they all must be drawings.

      If you mean the image of Picasso titled “Woman styling” (posted on December 19, 2011) might well be a monotype, a technique included in the engraving environment, which allows only a reproduction, it is obtained by a layout that may be with a paintbrush on a support and then by contact friction against the paper reverse, it transfers an image.

      You can enjoy its feature by enlarging with zoom

      Sorry I have no more data of this piece, but thank you very much for your question. I hope you keep visiting the blog.

      Sketchuniverse’s Blogger

  2. Congratulations and thanks for this wonderful blog! You have pulled together a remarkable collections of sketches, which are both a joy to watch and an inspiration to amateur artists like myself. Many of them I never saw before, and it gives an idea of the extent of your culture in drawings, and your passion for them. The mixture of your own sketches, which are very good, free and expressive, with the masters’ ones is an excellent idea.
    I particularly enjoy your watercolour about the breaking waves on rocks (Wave bursting). But I also like the freedom and spontaneity of your people’s pictures.
    You are welcome to visiy my blog, which is one of a drawing/watercolour lover, though modest non-professional draughtsman.
    Best Regards

    • Hello Will, I have visited your ‘Artblog’, and I think it is wonderful that there are still artists like you, able to tackle any subject.

      In my opinion there are too many professionals but only a few who works with sincerity, without gimmicks and without showy techniques, however they reveal his personal and unique perception, that each of us has. For example I think Van Gogh was one of these.

      I’m very proud to have obtained your attention and recognition. My intention has always been to display the diversity of the world of drawing for anyone who sees the blog, for any one who could feel encouragement to draw even for the first time. You have had the sensitivity to capture all that.

      I’ve marked your blog as favorite, congratulations and thank you for your visits.
      Greetings and have a nice day.

      Sketchuniverse Blogger
      (I like a lot, the shadows and lines of the dog body of your post ‘Regard’- 2008, 28, october).

  3. Gede Prama

    Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂

    • Thank you very much. Really this blog belongs to you, because you are who you give reason for preparing the posts each week. Your message encourages me to keep working.
      Have a nice day.

  4. Hello Will,
    Thank you so much for following me at Lemon’s Tree. Your site is interesting and I shall return for more art discussion.

  5. Eric


    Very nice collection of sketches. Love the one about Rouault couple. Do you have more information? Do you know where I can get a print?

    With Kind Regards

    • Dear Eric, apologies for the delay to your question. Sketchuniverse don’t treats with commercial pictures or prints, only is for enjoy with the pleasure of the infinite ways to sketch through the times. Surely you’ll get some more information online and this blog is proud for your visit and comment. Thanks a lot and have nice day.

  6. staviolatte

    oh, I wish I could find your blog sooner, it’s truly a pleasant visit here, thank you for sharing all these lovely arts 🙂

  7. I love your vision of the shapes, lights, lines and the passion you put into everything!

  8. Thanks for following ZimmerBitch and introducing me to your blog. I’m looking forward to checking it out more 🙂

    • … and also thanks to you, because before I didn’t know nothing about ‘Bloomin Buckets’ sculpture. Incredible! It is full of fantasy!

      • I’m glad you like it. It was one of my favourite sculptures from NZ Sculpture OnShore last year, and I was so pleased that it sold. It’s wonderful when artists are rewarded for their vision and talent. I’m hoping that the buyer will put it on public display so more people can enjoy it. Cheers, Su.

  9. What a lovely idea for a blog. I look forward to browsing through — so much to look at. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well.

    • Hi Julie, I thought than the drawing’s world in the web was as a cinderella beside the painting, and I felt called to ransom. I’m sorry, that’s a joke. Thanks a million for stopping by, and congrats for Beautiful But Unlikely blog. xoxo

  10. Very beautiful, congratulations
    And thanks a lot for visiting my blog
    A smile

  11. what a wonderful blog and beautiful work. thanks for following my words and i look forward to doing the same with your site – best, beth

  12. You are a true artist…..So sensitivity!!!! That is set you apart from others!

  13. Wow, what a great blog. It is really interesting to see all the sketches you have collected, it’s so important to look and learn from them, I’m looking forward to following!

  14. what a lovely and exciting blog this is, so much to explore! I look forward to more and thnak you for visiting mine! Cheers from Ohio, Johanna

  15. Dear Sketchuniverse, thank you very much for following Coco Tomatl and for liking our stories! Jane Rene

  16. thank you for visiting my blog, I have been looking around yours, and its a beautiful place. I live among artists here, and am always in awe of what people can create

    • I’m sorry for the delay of my answer. In this place of the world, now we are starting the morning of this monday, but I’m so glad for discover your interesting and nice site. I want to send you best wishes and kisses. Have a nice day and see you soon. 🙂

      • yes, I am used to delays due to time zone differences! Thanks for coming back to visit, and have a nice day too!

      • Oh Mary, the coffee of these pictures looks so cool and innovative. I love its paintings and illustrations, because they are as the pop style, but also the furniture and the drinks. The colour of the circles of your blouse or kimono are so pop and chic too. Congrats and have a nice day! ❤

  17. Amazing art! I wish all the very best ! 🙂

  18. Amazing collection of works here.
    Best wishes! Inese

  19. Traci-Ann

    Hi, Just to let you know that I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award! Thank you for taking time to read, like and comment on my posts. 🙂

    • Oh Traci-Ann, this is the first hour of the morning when I leave home and you give me this joy. I feel in debt with you. Can I do something for you? Thanks so much and have a nice day. xo

  20. Your ideograms are really beautiful. Sometime ago, I was living in Egypt and at my workplace I could have taken some old calligraphy style classes, centered in Persian Calligraphy. I could not follow them, because of time management, but I love the feeling of peace and wonder that generates while drawing these kind of lines. Yours are wonderful. I will follow up with your blog next week, I am off for the weekend. Best Regards ❤

  21. You have a great collection of sketches on your blog, and I need to have a browse around at some point. It was interesting to know how your blog came to life. I’m looking forward to following you and finding out a lot more about your sketching.

  22. Thank you for allowing us to understand and enjoy your artistic journey!
    As a Chinese from Taiwan; the Han-writing is our character, so it’s still wildly used among Chinese until today. China, after the culture revolution, has simplified the traditional characters, which is a shame I think.

    • Oh Vivienne, you’re welcome, I’m pleased because I like all of this, for me there is not effort. On other matter, I suppose that the Cultural Revolution believed necessary to simplify the alphabet to be more useful, I admire the progress to be a first economical power from a feudalist system. Its population as it happens in India does the rules so rigid, there is not other solutions or miracles. I think the western society is not enough respectful with your ancient culture. China should it be to us as a grandfather or grandmother instead of an economical rival. But if we talk about art, you are so right, there is a loss. Thanks a lot for your kind comment.

  23. Oh wow this is by far the most creative blog i’ve come across yet, and your sketches and drawings…tan hermosa!!
    I am thankful for the beautiful reminder,i am not very predisposed to the art industry so i tend to forget just how much i love art and thank God for the gift of it.Don’t be too afraid with my numerous likes, i’m just truly awestruck with the everything…
    All the very best with this blog.

  24. hi just wanted you to know i have nominated you for the sunshine blogger award, if you wish to accept here is the link

  25. Hey thank you so much for visiting my blog and liking some of my works!!!….. gratitude 🙂

  26. Thank you for “liking” my recent blog post, “Rooted”, which gave me the opportunity to visit your page. You have such a beautiful body of work — it has been a pleasure to visit! I, too, have been drawing since childhood, but I have not reached your level of skill. I will continue to work, with pen and pencil, word and form. Thank you!

    • Oh Carrie, I’m so sorry, because due to a my mistake, I didn’t replied to your friendly and lovely comment. Sometimes we are not conscious, but all our experiences and knowledges often emerge when we develop any creative work. I’m a tenor and I had some directors that to explain some pitches of a score, they said ‘the drawing that the composer thought’. And if you go to you will see a lot of drawings, that writers also did. Oh dear, I’m so grateful for your visits and comment. Thanks a lot. ❤

  27. Thanks for the follow. You are very good

  28. You have made many paintings, the style I like a lot, but I want to watch them slowly, calmly.
    I’ll come to see you often here
    Best wishes!!

  29. Thanks for following my blog, and in a way it lead me to your amazing blog 🙂

  30. Caro Enrico, piacere di conoscerti, sei una bella Anima
    Un abbraccio di cuore

  31. Grazie della visita e per le tue parole, per i complimenti all’immagine del maestro Jmonzani. Le nuvolette erano molto carine… però bisognerà che io cambi testata in quanto ho appena letto che il maestro non gradisce vengano “copiate” le sue immagini da altre parti, nemmeno utilizzando i credits. Cmq. grazie molte e spero che anche la prossima copertina potrà incontrare il tuo gusto artistico.

    • Nei miei post sul blog dedicato al tema degli angeli da una parte e la questione del cielo, dall’altro è possibile copiare quello che vuoi e fai da te con Photoshop o qualsiasi altro editor. Chiamami se hai bisogno di aiuto.
      Sono felice di ricevere i vostri commenti e di vivere l’inizio di questo osmosi. Felice lunedì 😉

  32. This is such an artistic blog ! It is very inspiring !

  33. You’re incredibly talented. I love seeing your artwork. I find people who can draw, sketch, or paint to be very inspiring individuals.

  34. Hello, nice to meet you! I am thankful for visiting my blog! You are a very talented artist, your works are great! Thank you! Ann

  35. Hi,

    Thanks for taking the time to check out my website and I appreciate the follow. Let me know if I can be of help to you in any way, especially in prayer. Keep sketching and inspiring everyone with your beautiful creations. More power to you!


  36. What an amazing blog.!! I have always appreciated art especially since I could only draw stick figures. lol.. Beautiful work.! Thank you for the blog follow too 🙂

  37. really compliments for your drawings so emotional so pretty!!!!

  38. cool works 🙂 really enjoyed it.

  39. This is such a wonderful, heartfelt blog. You have a wonderful philosophy on creating, and I am thankful to be a part of a sketching community!

    I especially appreciate your photo of you working on a self-portrait. These intimidate the heck out of me, but I am so encouraged by seeing the portraits of others. In my mind, the fact that something is created by the one-of-a-kind, unique hand of an individual makes it so very special! No self-portrait will be the same and I just love that.

    Thanks so much for maintaining a community here. I look forward to following along.

    • I’m receiving your good vibrations, I think because you’re a grateful person also with a simple hen because you’re able to understand beauty all the wonderful things they are under your artist’s own gaze. Congrats and pleased to meet you. ❤

  40. hello
    I’m very happy to discover your blog
    there is many posts interessant here
    I follow your publication and feel free to discover mine to ad follow

  41. Guten Abend, ich freue mich sehr dass ich deinen wunderbaren und interessanten Blog gefunden hab..oder das auch du mich gefunden hast…Danke!
    Liebe Grüße und Good night 😉

  42. ¡¡Beautiful blog!! Hug for you and happy week… 🙂 😉

  43. Lola Colleen

    Now I know where to come to charge my artist muse. 🙂
    Thanks for liking and following my little blog.

  44. Thanks for following my posts.
    We seem to share a lot of interests, so I will be revisiting your site too.

  45. I need to get better at sketching. It’s the one thing I need to work on the most. (Figure drawing)

  46. oHai there!
    Thank you for the follow! Consider yourself added back. ::smiles:: I love any kind of artwork, and though I don’t draw much anymore.. Sketching was always my favorite of all the ‘drawing’ art styles. So I enjoy browsing through your posts quite a bit. ::smiles::

    Thanks again, and hope to see you around!

    • Hi Zee, I’m glad you like to do sketches. My opinion is painting hides too many things, with so many varnishes, pastings, glazes and other tricks. Nevertheless the drawing undresses all those ‘clothes’ and presents clearly the perception and the idea of its author. Well honey, have a nice day. Cheers to you from Barcelona ❤

  47. Vielen Dank für deinen Besuch auf meiner Seite und für dein Lob..
    Es macht so viel Freude, immer wieder Menschen kennenzulernen, die ebenfalls mit dem Skizzenbuch unterwegs sind.
    Eine Skizze ist so viel mehr als eine Fotografie.
    Denn sie zeigt auch immer etwas von dem Menschen, der sie zeichnet – von seinen Intentionen, seinen Gefühlen, seiner Sicht auf die Welt und die Dinge auf ihr.
    Ich liebe das.
    Einen schönen Tag wünscht dir

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