The fabulous art of Francisco Bravo Cabrera #drawings #guest post

My Dear Readers,

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the fabulous art of Francisco Bravo Cabrera.

Francisco Bravo Cabrera’s  drawings are done with different kinds of pencils and China ink on paper. On occasion Francisco creates a jazz band and gives his drawings a name.  His drawings are approximately 24×30 cm in size.  Francisco feels that in order to be true to his commitment which he calls “Jazz Art” he must follow the rules that the great Jazz masters of New Orleans came up with at the beginning of the XIXth Century.  Those rules are: you have to use improvisation; you have to let the performer be the creator; and finally the work (song) must swing, in other words, there must be rhythm. For Francisco to draw and to be faithful to this definition, he must be able to improvise most of the composition, which usually begins from a thick/thin black line that guides, the line turns into aspects of the composition and then the composition creates itself and to make it swing, he has to provide the rhythm.  Francisco thinks rhythm can be gained by what the composition represents, the dynamics between the parts of the composition and their perspectives.  It helps him if he makes them play jazz and dance.

I trust you will enjoy Francisco’s drawings: Cuban Son, Iberian Confusion, and Orujo con Ainhoa



@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela M)

47 thoughts on “The fabulous art of Francisco Bravo Cabrera #drawings #guest post

    1. You are so welcome, Francisco. I am delighted to have you as a guest. Your art is stunning.
      Abrazos de… 🙂

  1. Good morning G,

    He is a very talentd artist. I love these Jazz drawings. I opnce has a music room in an old apartment where i entertained guests. It was all musical artwork like these wonderful pieces, a stereo system, and small bar.

    Thank you for sharing his great work. Love that Cuban Son, but you already knew that.

    Have abeautiful day my dear. May the sun shine inspiration and warmth on you all day.

    1. Good morning, Drew

      I am thrilled you like Francisco’s drawings. He is an exceptional artist.

      “I opnce has a music room in an old apartment where i entertained guests” Really? You never mentioned that. It sounds wonderful.
      “Love that Cuban Son, but you already knew that.” I have no idea why you like that one, Drew 🙂
      Thank you for your wonderful comment. You are a great friend.
      Did you see the sunrise today?
      Have the most relaxing and beautiful day ever, Andrew. It’s the tropic. Enjoy it. Enjoy it for me too.

      1. I am so happy you are feeling well. There is always tomorrow. When do I get to see some sunrise pictures?

    1. My pleasure. I am so glad you liked them Bo. I am sure Francisco is going to be pleased to hear that.

  2. These are amazing. I love Francisco’s work. He is so gifted. Thank you for explaining the methodology behind his work. I found that to be fascinating. His love of the shape, faces and movement of women’s bodies make his art so intriguing to me. His work is always moving. Wonderful post. Thanks Gabriela. Love and hugs to you. Have a special day. Joni

      1. My publisher is really great, Joni. Once I have the info from him I will let you know.
        We are waiting for the designers to finish the book cover.
        Hon, thank you from the bottom of my heart for asking about my upcoming book. That really melt my heart. I will definitely let you know.

  3. Thank you for giving Francisco’s work a spotlight. Your explanation of the creative process only adds to the depth of our enjoyment of his art. His talent with composition, contrast, and movement are exquisite. The flow between the blended shading and the hard shapes syncopates the pieces with great rhythm. I could listen to his art all day!

    1. Brad, thank you so much for being here and for your kind words. I cannot take credit for the explanation. He wrote that. Those are his words.

      “I could listen to his art all day!” How beautiful I am sure Francisco will really appreciate that.
      Thank you again Brad.

  4. Incredible artwork! I love this concept of giving a drawing rhythm, making it music. It’s so evident when you look at them that this is what the artist intended. Amazing. (And, happy Friday dear G) xoxoxo

    1. Hi Rachel, thank you for being here sweetheart. I thrilled you like his work. He is an incredible artist 👩‍🎤
      Happy weekend to you Rachel

      1. Thank you dear G. I am here, after a very busy day (moving and unpacking!). Sending you love, hugs and sleep dear friend. I hope you are not giving those weekend classes.

      2. Good luck with everything. I am so glad your kitchen appeared. Enjoyed it. Love and hugs to you.
        Can’t sleep even if I took pills. But I will stay home tomorrow. I’ll be fine.
        Sending you lots of love and hugs 🤗🤗❤️🌸

      3. I’m glad you will stay home. I should be there, we could be sleepless together. I could look at your thousands of books and not breathe paint fumes (my current situation, which is not conducive to sleep). You can’t sleep even with pills?? Dear G, I am sorry. I know what it’s like to be sleepless. I’m worried about you. I’m sending you my love across the ocean, and a midnight snack 💜🍫🌏💫

      4. Thank you sweetheart. Do not worry about me. You have enough to do today. Take good care of you. Sending you boats filled with flowers and love ❤️

      5. My day is finished, I’ve done enough. I have the weekend to do the rest. So, I have plenty of time for worrying. Don’t you worry about that. I’m always willing to listen dear G, for what it’s worth. And thank you for the boats, I’ll greet them at the shore.


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