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.
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.
Here is my last sketch from the Philippines Urban sketchers sketch-walk at the Planetarium on the weekend.
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!
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!
Today my wife and I indulged in some donuts and some sketching together, after our weekly shop. This is a view of Tiendesitas mall over the road from where we sat.
Here’s the last one of my drawings that I’ll post from the PensNBrushes life drawing session last Saturday. This is the one I was most satisfied with – there is still something not quite right about her shoulder though.
Here is another one from my life drawing on Saturday. There was an Ancient Egypt theme…hence the dramatic pose.
On Saturday I attended a life drawing session organised by PensNBrushes. I won’t post all the drawings – but this is the only one of the male model that turned out OK. Instead of my usual pastel work, I decided to try watercolour and water soluble graphite.
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).