At the Powerscourt Centre

On Sunday 22nd April, I went, together with the Sketchers, at the Powerscourt Centre at William St in Dublin. I had to do the whole sketch standing (since the last time, they removed all the benches!), and it's not very comfortable to use a 13-inch iPad that way, but in the end I managed to... Continue Reading →

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National Print Museum

On Sunday 16th April the Sketchers met at the National Print Museum in Haddington Road, Dublin 4. Since I've studied and worked in this field my whole life (and still preserving the passion, especially about typography) I always find it very fascinating to return to this museum and admire again and again the old Linotype,... Continue Reading →

Wandering Rocks

For today, here's the work in progress of the chapter called Wandering Rocks, again from Joyce's Ulysses and again part of Dublin's Sketchers' Bloomsday 2018 project. The place is Merchant's Arc, which gives access to Temple Bar from the south quays of the Liffey, where Leopold Bloom goes to buy his wife Molly a novel... Continue Reading →

Cyclops – 2

Another sketch dedicated to the chapter of the Cyclopes, taken from Joyce's Ulysses, a project with Dublin Sketchers. Following the one published yesterday on the same chapter, this sketch shows the Sick and Indigent Roomkeeper's Association building, mentioned at this point of the novel, and precedes drawings that I will publish tomorrow and in the... Continue Reading →

Cyclops – 1

I'm finally back publishing something. The Easter break was followed by another meeting with the Sketchers for Bloomsday 2018. This month we covered three chapters of Joyce's Ulysses. As for the previous works of my project (the chapters Telemachus and Lestrygonians of the same novel), I made quick sketches on paper and finished them on... Continue Reading →

Run Mauro run!

Those who know me personally will not be surprised by the story I am about to tell. Yesterday, like many Sundays, I went to our Dublin Sketchers' meeting, which this time was held at the Chester Beatty Library. I parked a bit far (it’s not easy, in Dublin, to find free parking downtown, and the... Continue Reading →

Lestrygonians

Will the snow ever end this year? Sunday (18th March! I mean, March!) Yet another substantial precipitation has prevented the Sketchers to meet in the pre-established place. Since I stayed home, I’ll make it up for this week by publishing the sketches I made on Sunday 11th, which I had not yet published. They are... Continue Reading →

Snowy Days

Yesterday James and Jessica, moved by compassion, came to pick me up and brought me to the Natural History Museum in Dublin, the gathering place with the Sketchers for the occasion, and then they even brought me back home and helped shovel the snow and free my car so I could go to work the... Continue Reading →

One Week Late

I haven’t joined the Sketchers for the usual weekly drawing yesterday. Last Sunday, in fact during a meeting of the group in Rathmines, I started to feel not so well, and unfortunately it turned out to be a flu with some powerful bronchitis. I have completely recovered now (still a bit of a chest infection... Continue Reading →

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