I haven't been very prolific these last few months and this was just the thing to get me sketching again.
It was my first real visit to London and I couldn't have had better company or better weather (up to over 30 °C!!).
My journey started with the usual plane sketch, nothing out of the ordinary. I gave up trying to make the perspective look accurate when I noticed that the left seat was way too narrow, so I just continued adding watercolour pencil lines and colour.
|According to this sketch, the girl sitting next to me had a really long neck|
|The lion on the wall should have tipped me off|
The next day, Stephanie, Anne and I (Gail arrived a few days later) headed out to sketch the city first thing in the morning. We didn't need to get very far, in fact we walked about 20 metres before we stopped to sketch the pub across the street, the St. James Tavern.
To be honest, I had absolutely no plan with this sketch - but then again, I rarely do - and I just whipped out my watercolours. Then getting a bit frustrated with that, I continued in watercolour pencil and ballpoint pen.
|The buses just wouldn't stand still!|
|I saw the beautiful Michelle Yeoh here! Got completely starstruck|
It was very interesting to see all the capes and catch glimpses of what the graduates were wearing under them. The women in particular were dressed from proper to fancy to pretty slutty. Interesting mixture of genres.
|It was a beautiful day for such an occasion|
|Masterpieces being created|
|Panoramic views, always challenging|