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Us both, late 2021

Us both, late 2021

Guillermo Coll
This has been a long bumpy 23-year trip. We met late 1998, in a publishing house, Guillermo was the chief-editor and I was… the chief-translator? To put it plainly, the only translator, so chief of none.  We became friends, decided to share a flat, we were just two fools who wanted to become professional. Painting and writing. What can I say? We have achieved our goals. To this end, we have worked hard. At the beginning we just met to talk about our future, then we started an English-Spanish blog and now… Well, now we have a website.  It is clear that we are going through a pandemic, a situation which will bring serious, negative consequences for Mankind. We are enduring losses and pains. Both of us have been through…
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The first airplanes

The first airplanes

Aviation, Illustration
I barely keep samples of my first works, as I used to give them away as gifts: so many got lost while other mysteriously ‘vanished’. Sometimes I meet people I haven’t met before, people who own one of my works. If it happens, I’d rather not ask questions. I presume I made these side views of an outstanding Boeing 247 in 1987 or in 1988. I remember the drawings were meant to illustrate an issue of the magazine Modelismo & Historia, so I was bound to adjust to the page template and layout and I have to do my best so these drawings would be achieved as quickly as possible. Working with the labels was an industrious task; besides, I had to draw the same aircraft twice so both airplanes…
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Holbein’s drawings

Holbein’s drawings

Painting
Some Hans Holbein’s (1497/98-1543) works have been preserved and have become real icons of art, some such as the outstanding The Body Of The Dead Christ In The Tomb, The Darmstadt Madonna or The Ambassadors (this one with the best known anamorphosis in the history of painting). A large gallery of portraits has been preserved too: we need to mention all those made when he lived in England and worked as Henry 8th court painter. As far as his drawings are concerned, there are some astonishing ones of two different approaches: the ones made using India ink (drawn with pen or a with paintbrush: the paint-strokes are applied onto coloured paper with enhanced white details) or those delicate drawings which are merely lines, achieved using chalk or silver-pencil: the lines…
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