1075 – Giant thriller

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.


1072 – Little blue lamp

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!


1071 – Boat out of water

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.


970 – Rock formation Tinipak River

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.


968 – Surrounded by trees

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.


807 – Bride squad

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”.