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.
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.