Omar Jamarillo 2010.06.08, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Typedrawing App on my iPod Touch.
Freehand from a photo.
60-90 minutes.

June 2010: I intend to continue to profile contemporary artists once or twice a week. On the other days, I intend to draw… whatever I darn well feel like!

Today’s artist is Omar Jamarillo, currently based in Italy. Whether drawing plazas, train platforms or portraits, his watercolors have a sure touch, easy command of blended washes and dazzling light.

You can see Omar’s artwork on his flickr imagestream:
and website:

Photos of Omar and other artists’ portraits of him can be seen here:…

Julia kayWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 200 artists from around the world, drawing each other! Here is Omar’s portrait of me from the party. If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: