Praveen Yadav | May 30, 2021 | 0
Cabo Mayor lighthouse- @lucia.moure
Q. What does your artwork represent?
What I paint represents my memories or things that inspire me. Through Urban Sketch style I create postcards during my travels which collect places and elements that caught my attention, I liked, that I passed through or where I stayed.
In my last two trips this year (Camino Primitivo to Santiago de Compostela and Camino Lebaniego), I discovered myself as a Pilgrim Urban Sketcher, creating an illustration every day at the end of the lap and adding some lines as a diary summarizing the morning walking and the creative process in the afternoon.
I have always painted for myself, my memories, which for a long time people encouraged me to share with the rest of the world. This year, people began to ask me to paint their memories and I am finally going to make reproductions of mine that will surely be the same for many people, thus offering the possibility of acquiring them.
Discovering myself also as an illustrator of memories, a work that I enjoy a lot.
Q. What inspires you?
Inspiration comes to me at any moment and in any place. Whether on the bus, walking down the street, training at home, or hiking in the mountain. What inspires me the most are landscapes and architecture, in fact, the older the better. I also enjoy drawing the female figure, although currently, I am focusing more on the first style that I almost always do with ink and watercolors.
I am also inspired by the songs I listen to, the books I read, the movies I watch, and even the feelings I have, depending on how I feel one day, I channel it through drawing and put it on paper
The important thing is to always be creating, something that I enjoy more and more and that I can’t (and don’t want to) disengage from.
Q. What does your art mean to you?
What I paint is a different way of creating and having a memory of something living. Unlike the photos and videos that take less time to do, painting a place, a moment or a person takes me a minimum of 1 hour and even up to 7, which makes it easy for me not to forget it and to remember it much better.
It is also a way to escape and disconnect from everything, connect with myself, relax, and enjoy more than a child with new shoes (Spanish proverb).
As a result of painting for other people, I discovered how strokes, brushstrokes, and colors could cheer and cheer someone up, bring back good memories, and make them feel good. The satisfaction and happiness that this brings me, cannot be described in words.
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