831 – A cliff I guess

On Friday we drove out from Brighton to the ‘seven sisters’ – a series of chalk cliffs forming part of the South Downs. Walking along the cliff tops was beautiful but incredibly windy. We managed to find a relatively sheltered spot for a picnic and I drew this.


753 – Wildlife

I am all out of order for the Doodlewash challenge this month – this one is for Monday 4th and for the prompt of “wildlife”. This a marble shark from Romblon and a cowrie shell that I picked up years ago on one of the many other islands in the Philippines.


662 – Sta. Cruz cables

Here is my drawing of Santa Cruz Church in old Manila done on the Philippine Urban Sketchers March sketch-walk yesterday. We found a small shady spot next to the fountain in the traffic island to sketch from – it’s a pity though that everywhere you look are birds nests of cables!


#617 – Manila Cathedral

Today I joined an Urban Sketchers ad hoc sketch-walk at Fort Santiago (a citadel built in colonial times in Intramuros, which the Spanish also used to imprison the Philippines national hero José Rizal), where an Anthology Architecture and Design Festival was being held. However the lady at reception woudn’t let us in because we didn’t have an invitation, so instead my wife and I headed off to the nearby Cathedral and I sketched this…and fumed a little. Later a fellow urban sketcher – Janeil – made sure we could get in to the festival and I did a second sketch inside the fort (which I’ll post separately).