Me and my goal
My name is Santiago Ríos and I am a retired mining engineer, father of 4 daughters and grandfather of 11 children.
With this publication I intend to show some of the drawings I make while I attend musical concerts. I have been making these drawings for 20 years as they allow me to combine two of my passions: music and drawing.
Which drawings will it include?
I would show a selection of my best drawings and paintings on classical music, flamenco, jazz or ethnic music.
Many of my paintings (some 150 of them) have been published in a leading local news paper, Heraldo de Aragón, flanking the many of their musical reviews.
I normally make my drawings on the concert program, but I also use notebooks and other materials. Occasionally I scan my drawings and work on them in my computer so that I can then print them on canvas or high quality paper and color them using acrylic, ink, oil or watercolors. I may also use them as sketches to support and inspire other paintings.
What will the book be like?
The book will be 150 pages size 22x22cm. Full color, 125-gram matte coated paper will be used. It will have a hard cover with paperback binding and it will include short texts written by artists and art critics.
Make it happen!
The most important part of this Project is you. This book will only be published if we reach the funding goal with your contributions. This is the only source of funding
How to do it?: On the right side of this page you will find a series of "packages", each with its price and rewards. Choose the one you like most and decide what your potential contribution will be (in euros). This amount will only be charged in case the funding goal is reached. Your contributions will be made through a credit card (*remember that your contributions will be made effective only if the project is completed successfully*).
What will I use your contributions for?
To cover the costs of publishing the book and of the rewards
To pay for paperwork and fees associated to obtaining an ISBN for bookshops, to register intellectual property, a trademark, a barcode and pay for postal fees.
To pay for taxes and advertising costs
Once the funding goal is reached, I reckon it will take about two months to complete the layout design, an additional month for printing and, finally, just the time it takes me to pack and send all your orders.
I am quite sure most of the people visiting this website are friends, acquaintances or family. On top of that, I am also sure that I will have nagged you to promote my project. I want to thank you all, even if you do not help to fund the project, for your attention and support. I will really appreciate if you share this project with other people.
A pdf copy of the project will be available to everyone free of cost. Once the project is completed, I will upload a link to download the pdf copy for free. If you like the idea, please share this project in the social networks.
This book will contain comments and contributions from people I admire and to whom I am indebted for their valuable contribution: Vicente Almazán, Jorge Arranz , Victor Rebullida, Luis Ruiz, Sociedad Filarmónica de Zaragoza (in the persons of successive presidents: José Antonio Perez Páramo y Cristina Sobrino), Oscar Portero, Clara Marta, Antón Castro, Joaquín Aranda, Juan Carlos Galtier, [Juan Dominguez Lasierra]
You can see my paintings and drawings on music in my blog chordon
In my web: Musical topics
Some reproductions of my black and white drawings are on sale at AnaDuránArte
Become a member to see and participate: "Paintings on Music"
Catalogs and pictures of my last two exhibitions: "Issuu"
Some of my blog entries in "De vuelta con el Cuaderno"
Some of my blog entries in "Urban Schetchers"
My wall in Facebook
My wall in Instagram
The things I like most in Twiter
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