Real vs drawing: la Merced plaza

Colouring-in, Mexico, Sancris en Colores, Sketch, Street scene, Värityskuvat

I have a soft spot for La Merced plaza in San Cristóbal: you often see people being free and active there, doing sports and smooching their boyfriends, like in European parks. We in the capoeira group CECA used to train* on the outdoor stage at La Merced, watching the clouds lit up by the setting sun while stretching. In the photos we are practicing a sequence with Treinel Cavera (in the rasta-striped knit hat). The capoeira, breakdancing and dog-walking is what I had in mind when I drew the image of la Merced for my Sancris colouring book.

You can buy the PDF print-at-home version of the whole colouring book here on my Gumroad page.

*Now we train at Wapani cultural centre on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 pm.

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