Q&A WITH ISAAC CORDOVA

Born in Mexico, educated in the USA and currently living in Europe. Currently working as a Senior Teacher for EDUA Group for James Cook Languages and a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. A spiritual man. An art lover, an artist and an Urban Sketcher in Prague, drawing only from life. A sports lover, trying to make whatever difference I can in the students I teach and the artists I come across in our group.

What is your earliest memory?

Drawing my own cartoons and comics, I used to have lots of sketchbooks filled with my own comics. I would spend hours drawing and imagining all kinds of characters.

If you could live in any time period in history, which one would you choose?

Definitely the renaissance, I would have loved to have met all the great master artists and learn from them.

What was your favorite toy when you were a child?

My art set of brushes and paints as well as my legos.

What’s the best place you’ve ever traveled to, and the place you would most like to travel to?

The Middle East. I’m fascinated by the mixture of cultures, flavors and colors. My dream destination is India or somewhere exciting and exotic like that.

Do you have any superpowers? If not, what superpower would you like to have?

Unfortunately not, but I would love to have some sort of ability to bring to real life anything I draw or paint.

You are a passionate and very talented sketcher. Can you tell us more about your sketching endeavors?

I’m an urban sketcher and I’m a member of Urban Sketchers Prague. I live in Prague because I love it deeply. Unlike occasional visitors, as part of urban sketchers, we see all the motions, planes, and colors in the life and architecture of our “home”. For us, our city is a living thing. At times, Prague obsesses us and calls us to know it in deeper ways. Sometimes we want to simply thank it for existing.

Most of us have busy lives. But for us, in an age of selfie sticks and smartphones and video-everything, sketching is a magical escape. Sketching takes us out of ourselves and into our world; out of our stresses and into our peace; out of the here-and-now and into the endlessly-unspooling narrative of this extraordinary city.

We meet for official “sketchwalks” twice per week, in all weather, at locations as varied as sculpture gardens, skating rinks, shopping malls, and construction sites. Yet, I’m sketching every day since it is a part of my life. After our sketchwalks, we share our work. Our unique perspectives transform the same bartenders, balconies, or baroque door frames into new forms, utterly re-born and re-energized.

 

I would like to invite you like to try it sometime, it’s relaxing, unique but most of all fun! You can also check my Instagram profile: elartista777.



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