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February 26, 2013

A Story Behind Each Drawing

Miguel Herranz (aka freehand) is an Urban Sketcher with an incredibly detailed hand and a complementary story to go along with each sketch. The stories range from memories to the people, places and things he comes across. Below is a snippet of his text for the drawing above:

"I keep on drawing... I wonder what happens behind the third window of the second floor on that brick building... I imagine a filter that tells me with some color the places where people laugh joyfully, with some other color where they shout angrily, with other where they make love, where someone just died... I know I'm drawing all this."

It's a must that you take the time to read the captions behind each drawing. You will fall in love not only with his skilled hand, but how he describes what he sees.

"For some reason the tangle of tubes, cables, chains and all that metals and plastics seemed to me much more interesting than the bikes. As I said, I did not see bikes (if I had seen them I'd got freaked out and the sketch should have been a piece of crap). I didn't worry much about them while drawing. I started by the padlock in the center and continued opening circles as a spiral. Bikes arose themselves."


Miguel Herranz
Miguel Herranz Posted Feb 27, 2013
Hi Okat, thank you so much for posting this, I'm really flattered for seeing my work on one of my favorite blogs.rnCheers!

Louis Netter
Louis Netter Posted Feb 27, 2013
Really splendid work. Incredible amount of information recorded. Do you use photographs? Again, great work. Love the commentary as well. I do a bit of this myself although much more character based.

Meenakshi Nandhini
Meenakshi Nandhini Posted Mar 17, 2013
This is SO beautiful!

Omer Malik
Omer Malik Posted Apr 11, 2013
That's witchcraft, straight up.


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