Drawing With Rhythm

(pen and ink, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

I have always said that paintings all owe something to drawings. For me drawing is the optimum form of visual expression. But I also love colour and for me colours are acrylics and oils, as I am not too experienced with watercolours or pastels, although I have used them.

Since the moment I decided to be a “jazz” artist, I knew I had to incorporate something into my drawings which you ordinarily do not associate with paintings or art in general and that is “swing”, meaning rhythm. I follow the rules of art and for me, an additional set of rules are those that define Jazz as a musical genre, (America’s classical Music). Those rules are that there must be improvisation, that the performer is also the creator and that the music must have rhythm. (I know many forms of abstract Jazz have no rhythm…but they do, they just seem not to. If you listen to Ascension by John Coltrane, you will find a rhythmic structure but you must look and listen hard)…

So here are some of my more rhythmic drawings that I did from my days in Miami Beach…

If you would like to see more, most, almost all of my work, both in colour and in black and white, please follow me on Instagram: @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera


If you would like to see my “JaZzArt en Valencia” 2019/2020 collection, please visit my online gallery at http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155



  1. ourcrossings · February 22, 2020

    The black and white drawings are absolutely stunning and powerful too! You are an amazing artist 😊😊😊

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 23, 2020

      Thank you Aiva! Your words mean a lot to me and I am so glad that you’ve liked the drawings. I love drawing much more than actual painting. From there I learn and prepare for larger paintings. Hope you’ve a lovely Sunday and all the best!

  2. short-prose-fiction · February 23, 2020

    Splendid post, Francisco.

  3. Irina Marques · February 23, 2020

    Consigo sentir o ritmo nas tuas obras Francisco. São fantásticas. Parabéns!
    Um abraço.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 23, 2020

      Muito obrigado Irina. Para mi, el ritmo en el arte es esencial. Me alegro que lo sientas y lo notes y mas, que te haya gustado.
      Un abrazo,

  4. sejepps · February 23, 2020

    These are amazingly good.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 23, 2020

      Hello, and thank you for visiting and I am very glad that you have liked them and I greatly appreciate it!
      All the best and greetings from Spain,

  5. Pingback: Drawing With Rhythm — Omnia Caelum… Poetry, Art, Music | FEEDBACK Animation Film & Screenplay Festival
  6. Rashi Singh · April 29, 2020

    These are amazing!! They look so fluid and ink like and yet so defined.
    Great post!

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · April 29, 2020

      Thank you Rashi. I truly appreciate your comments. They are made with graphite and ink on paper, all originals, no prints. All the best,

      • Rashi Singh · April 29, 2020

        My pleasure, Francisco. Oh, well they look marvelous. I’ve never tried using both the mediums together…Sounds fun though.

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · April 29, 2020

        Thank you so much! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s