For our first trip out in the UK we went to Aldeburgh on the coast and started with a cup of coffee at the Brudenell Hotel. They also kindly let us eat the fish and chips that we bought somewhere else. This was the view of the hotel that I had while I had coffee and chips, sitting at tables along the seafront. It looks cloudy…but luckily it didn’t rain much until we’d finished our day out.
Taking a moment in my hotel room in Hanoi after work and before I go out to eat, I thought I’d test out a new brush/felt tip pen which I won at life drawing. I thought it was permanent but this shows it runs a bit – though I don’t think it hurts the sketch?
After attending a workshop in Da Nang I had to check out (despite asking the hotel if they’d kindly let me stay a few more hours) and wait in the lobby (on a rock hard wooden seat) before going to the airport. This is what I did to make use of my time and help ignore my numb bum. I painted mostly with yellow ochre, mixed with black to make that lovely sludgy colour. Apart from the plants the only thing that catches the eye in a sea of blandness is the little altar with joss sticks and flashing lights.
Here is the view from my hotel in Beirut… an attempt also to sketch for the Doodlewash prompt of “seals”, last Sunday!
I sketched this on my last day in Amman while having breakfast. The big guy on the right appeared half way though my drawing, so I had to add him in. All the time I was at the Bristol Hotel I didn’t see anyone using the pool – either because it’s too cold or because you’d be swimming in front of everyone at the restaurant.
I often sketch my hotel room when I travel for work – this one is in the Bristol Hotel in Amman. The windows were pretty grubby and were tinted yellow, so the light in the room was quite strange.
My hotel room in Hanoi has no windows and a vast shelf with nothing on it. I definitely have to get outside to do some sketching at some point!
In Brighton we stayed in a Travelodge hotel – very spacious, clean and comfortable. Waking up early (still dealing with jet lag) I drew this view out of the window as soon as it got light.
Here is the view from my hotel window in Hanoi. The strange tower is a tall thin “shop house” – obviously built on a very small plot of land with a maximum number of floors.
I was lucky enough to have a bit of free time yesterday in Hanoi and was planning to go out and do some sketching…but then it started raining. So while I was waiting it out I drew this view out the window.