Nina Johansson is a Swedish visual arts teacher, illustrator and avid sketcher, living in Stockholm. You will often find her somewhere around town, sitting on a foldable stool, drawing some street corner in a sketchbook. Apart from being her preferred pastime, she sees drawing as a fun way to explore the world, and to create a deeper understanding for what is going on around us.
Swasky is a Catalan illustrator and art teacher who lives on the outskirts of Barcelona. As a commuter he does a lot of drawing on the train. However, this is not his only mode of transport! With his folding bike and a bag full of sketching tools, he goes everywhere and draws all manner of people and places.
Juliet Pomés Leiz is a native from Barcelona whose life revolves around the table. The family dining table is the place of her favourite activities: drawing, creating and generally enjoying food and drinks with good company. With this in mind it was obvious that she would not hesitate for a moment when Zahorí proposed her to illustrate this food book from the Institut de la Cuina Catalana.
A few years ago, Cristina learned that you can sketch not only in the studio but also outdoors, everywhere and everything, far moresurprising and interesting. You can see her all over the city with a foldable stool and her sketching gear. She believes that drawing is a way of noticing and enjoying life itself.
As a child i always enjoyed sketching, and now that i'm a grown up i enjoy it even more. I've spent years filling sketchbooks with all kinds of drawings and I always carry one in my pocket when travelling. My sketches are always full of buildings, people, objects, landscapes or cities, captured forever in my beloved sketchbooks. Drawing is my visual expression of thought, a kind of silent language.
For some years, and to complement my learning, I’ve been filling sketchbooks as a hobby. I started by drawing architecture because I wasn’t very good at it. Later I started drawing people because I lacked this skill. Gradually, I started sketching moments because capturing time seemed the most important thing to me. This is perhaps why I concentrate on light, because it’s the most ephemeral aspect of the places we illustrate.
Lapin is a French illustrator, an artist, an urban sketcher based in Barcelona. He can be defined as a mobile illustrator who carries his sketchbook and his compact sketching gear to the street, to a bar, to a metro, to Istanbul or Tokyo. Sketching is a way for him to record every second of his life and feel alive. He can sketch sitting on a floor for hours or just having a beer in his hand or just during one metro stop.
Juliet Pomés Leiz is a Catalan illustrator and has published many illustrated books.
She is also the author of two cahiers de voyage (Born and Les Corts), commissioned by the City Council of Barcelona. She has exhibited her artwork countless times and has published illustrations in many magazines and newspapers.