About Us: Ruben and Laia



Left: RubenRight: Laia
Done with Adobe Ideas for iPad


Ruben:

I have been always interested in drawing. Ever since I was a child... but my drawings were not very good and gave up on drawing when I was something like 12 years old. One day, I don't remember exactly when – I think I was 17 – I was sitting watching TV – I may be wrong, but I think I was watching The Right Stuff – and I decided to pick a pencil and draw. I drew a Porsche car from a picture, and the result was pretty good. Since then, I started to draw more, not very often but drawing always had this kind of itch.

Fast forward to a month or so ago. I read Michael Nobbs wonderful Start to Draw Your Life (free!), and bought his wonderful ebook Sustainable Creativity (pay what you want, I bought it for 15$). I started to draw almost daily, with my iPad, my iPod Touch or a handy Moleskine and some drawing pens. I scratched the itch, and this blog is the icing on the cake. I'm not very good at drawing, but I enjoy doing it and I hope you enjoy reading/seeing what we draw.

Laia:

I'm a total mess with drawing. You always needed a balloon with a caption, pointing to the subject in the paper to know what it really is... A tree?? Are you sure that's a TREE??!!

I was jealous of Rubén as soon as I saw his first sketches. He always repeated that the only way to learn to draw is drawing (I agree), but every time I tried... my attempts were so demotivating!

One day he suggested me to read Betty Edwards' The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. I've seen some of his results applying the book exercises, and I decided to give it a chance... and don't hide this "improvement" (well... time will tell) experience. My idea with this blog is to post drawings drawn before reading the book, book exercises... and if I finally get comfortable with drawing, keep sharing my sketches with you.

You will see a lot of horrible drawings, promise... but I'll do my best to improve my skills. I hope you like the experience too.

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