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On my trip back to the Philippines from the UK I had a 6 hour layover in Riyadh, so I decided to take my time over drawing the most complicated scene I could see. This didn’t take 6 hours of course – maybe just 1, but it kept me occupied!
On the first leg of my flight from the UK to the Philippines via Saudi Arabia, the plane was only half full, so many people took the opportunity to lay down and sleep. I was wide awake though so apart from watching a movie I decided to do a sketch…almost in the dark. It might be hard to make out but this one is of a person laying down across two seats.
Arriving at Heathrow airport in the dark, the sun came up while I had coffee and I waited for enough light to draw. On the tarmac outside the coffee shop was a Gulf Air plane in a sea of grey tarmac. I began this with grey brush pens and then added what colour I could see, with watercolour.
On my last full day in Lavenham I decided to go out and sketch something iconic in the village. This is the guildhall – a 16th century building. While I was sketching several tourists strolled past and I overheard one mention this as the birthplace of Harry Potter! Obviously as he is fictional it is not – but I think several buildings in Lavenham do feature in the films and scenes of Godric’s Hollow.
Here is one of my last sketches at my parents house – just a random view with a cat of course. To the right is one of my overstuffed suitcases ready for my homeward journey back to the Philippines.
Slumped in front of the telly on Boxing Day I looked up and decided to sketch what I could see hanging from the ceiling – decorations hanging from the light fitting. My mum and dad have an enormous collection of Christmas frippery, so they tend to get hung all over the place.
Christmas Day was spent at my sisters house, which much like my parents house is amply adorned with Christmas decorations as well as china cats. On one cupboard these are combined with some soft toy snowmen whose arms are fixed around the necks of two tall china cats…a good subject for a sketch.
Here is another evening sketch. My dad bought my mum some more roses…a perfect sketching subject. On top of the cabinet is a little DVD player, which may have seemed fancy a few years ago but these days seems rather antiquated when so many people stream movies.
Here is the second sketch I did down in Brighton – having breakfast in the kitchen of my daughters shared house, while she packed her bags. She is a big fan of Marmite. One of her friends has decorated the kitchen with flamingos!