Holiday sketching in Alicante

For the first time in a couple of years I have managed to get away on holiday to Spain – and as usual I took my travel sketchbook.

The easing pandemic restrictions meant an opportunity to have a holiday in (mostly) sunny Alicante again. The flights were ‘interesting’.

There were disruptions, delays and a lot sardine-like queuing at airports while being admonished to ‘keep two metres apart at all times’ – how does that work?

Still, it is nice to have a holiday and I did get some sketching done – even over a couple of rainy days.

As well as having a beach, Alicante still has some of its old town remaining while also being great for a bit of urban sketching.

I started off my sketching with this colourful row of houses beneath the castle.

Houses beneath the castle

The urban sketcher in me was drawn (!) to the electricity sub-station near the middle of the photo above and this is where I started my drawing.

Here is a photo of my sketch.


That’s about as far as I got with this particular sketching session. With the light moving around rapidly it was time to move on.

I did return and add a bit more to this panorama – which I will put up in my next post.

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