Drawing Diary 30 January 2019 : Lanzarote

Last week I was fortunate enough to be in Lanzarote with my wonderful extended family. I’d thought I’d complete a drawing every day but ended up failing quite spectacularly. I completed just two, at the start of the holiday. My days filled up with other things.

I did sketch the view from the balcony where we were staying. It was a spectacularly windy day, something Lanzarote is famous for of course, and I tried to capture that in this sketch.

Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils, Staedtler Pigment Liner, Pink Pig sketchbook

The day after I walked from the town where we were staying, Puerto del Carmen, to the next little town along, Puerto Calero. On the way there I passed an abandoned building, teetering on the edge of the cliff, and stopped to draw it on the way back.

Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils, Staedtler Pigment Liner, Pink Pig sketchbook

Now I’m back in England and am working on a double portrait. I’ll post a progress shot of that soon, but here is the portrait I finished shortly before leaving. I restarted this picture as the first version wasn’t working out. There comes a point when you have to accept a drawing can’t be saved. I’m pleased with how the second version ended up, though.

Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils, Derwent heavyweight smooth cartridge paper

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