I spent five years at Fine Arts university in Madrid plus 2 years doing a Master in Arts Graphic Design at St. Martins, London. I workedin advertising (JWT) for a while before choosing the weird life of the freelance ilustrator. I draw mostly children books that can be seen at my site www.4ojos.com
I also work for El Pais, an important Spanish newspaper. Those images can be seen at my blog www.4ojos.com/blog
I keep day-to-day diaries and I store them in boxes. I guess I must have filled 200 or so. Everytime I go on my travels I make sketches and lately, photos. The first sketchbook I remember was a black and white ruled paper I filled in 1990 in Cuba with biro. None of the sketches takes me more than half an hour and I´m OK when I do about 4-5 drawings a day.
When I´m in ugly places I try to draw just to keep my hand working, no matter of the subject.
I use W&N and Schmincke watercolours and I use now a plastic box of 10 Winsor and Newton half pans. It´s smaller and less heavy than the Schmincke metal box and more comfortable for carrying around.
As for the image above, here you have a foto and drawing I did in Athens just to make sure eye and camera look differently.