Still posting sketches done in Portulano Resort! This one may be a bit hard to make out – there is so much going on, so to explain: in the foreground on the right is a chair made out of an old tyre (painted blue), an upturned boat on the left and in the background is a big semi-circular inflatable which is towed by a speedboat as people lay on it and hang on to straps….we didn’t go on this by the way! I had to add the colour of this later as the shade I was sitting in disappeared.
This is the beautiful view that we had from our balcony in Portulano Resort – I think the sea is going to feature in a lot of my upcoming posts! I struggled to get the wavy feel of the water in this.
Here is another sketch done at Portulano Resort, just lounging around – and the first one in my new sketchbook. It’s a homemade sketchbook again – this time using Daler Rowney smooth paper. Unfortunately even though the paper is 220 gsm it is still pilling a little!
This boat (technically a double outrigger Banca – the type of boat used for fishing and transportation in the Philippines) was pulled up on the slipway the whole time we were at the Portulano Resort. I sketched this while lounging on our balcony soaking up the atmosphere. It’s also the last page in my first handmade sketchbook.
On the last day of our family gathering in Tanay, Rizal, most of make a trip via ferry and tricycle (motorbike with side car) to the Tinipak river, where we hiked up the river for half an hour to see the rapids and rock formations. While everyone else was taking pictures of each other I took a moment to sketch this. The marble rocks are a beautiful pink and grey.
Over the weekend the whole extended family (about 30 of us) headed out to an Airbnb cottage Tanay, Rizal Province . This is the first sketch I did during the trip, sitting on the big covered terrace. The cottage was buried in amongst verdant tropical greenery – and was lovely and cool at night being fairly high up in the mountains.
Here is the last sketch I did on our holiday – a very quick one at the airport. The two ladies are members of the “bride squad”. They were at the same resort for a bridal shower and wore matching T-shirts while the bride wore one saying “bride”.
Here is my last sketch at the beach – a view from the terrace of the place where we stayed. The sea is just beyond the trees.
Yet another beach sketch. The wind came up in the afternoon but that didn’t stop us making the most of being there.
Here is another sketch by the beach – the title says it all. Apart from a bit of snorkelling, I spent most of the holiday sketching and lazing around!