Hi! My name is Vanesa and I’m very happy to introduce you to this, my first blog: The Book of Sketches.

I’m passionate about art and illustration and always fascinated by faces. I love spending time trying to capture the essence of every of us there outside. In this book, you will mainly find portraits but also other illustrations inspired by my daily life. Oftenly i focus on digital art. It is handy that way since at the moment i don’t have a studio to display my art. I’m currently in an experimental and inspirational process which is reflected in this blog.

I hope you like it. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

You can find me in twitter, tumblr, instagram, facebook and pinterest.

Let’s go a bit back in my timeline…

I was born in a charming town, in the north coast of Spain called Santander. My childhood was the best anyone can have. When I was a kid I used to spend many months camping next to the beach. Since then I belong to the sea.

After traveling and moving home around Europe, Africa and Asia quite often, I am nowadays based in a tiny island right in the centre of the Mediterranean called Malta. I have the sea but I miss the forest…

I studied a lot and a lot. I’m a PhD in Humanities and have a Master in International Relations and Diplomacy. My field of expertise was the Mediterranean in all its aspects, culture, art, history, politics…After that, I worked a lot and a lot. But I wasn’t happy. So just recently I engaged myself in a process of deconstruction. I’m progressively putting on a side a job which is so demanding and taking back my inner child. So this is my project for the years ahead and I’m really happy to share it with you.

Let’s get in touch.

Some pictures about me

3 beautiful generations
When in Egypt
Once in the Red Sea
When in France
When in Brighton
When in Riga
When in Tanzania
Once in Laplan
Tales of a Geisha
When in Japan
When in Vietnam
When in Gozo