|ÉIRE - IRELAND|
For the last two weeks i have been travelling around Ireland, you can see my stops in the picture above! Of course i have done alot of urban sketching these days - a lot to scan! Therefore i will split the sketches in five parts: Dublin & Howth, Kilcar & Donegal, Galway, Cork. For the fifth part I still have to wait, it will consist 9 postcards I drew and sent to my freinds and family - they have to scan it or take a picture of it, so that i can share it with you!
DAY 1: Dublin
|The Marsh's Library is a wonderful place - it's basically a library taken from the 17th century and placed into the 21st. The entrance i sketched is therefore a timetravel machine. Oh the smell in there...just wonderfull!|
|Colorfull houses behind Dublins Castle - i drew it from the backalley, just a bit off the tourists tracks. It was there when i discovered i forget one of my green pen, i had to mix it here, but it proofed to be ess fatal than i expected!|
|Sitting in Keogh's Cafe, looking across the street. I actually wanted to color it, but my muffin was eaten and the coffee cup was emtpy - so i moved on, not without taking a reference picture, which i probably won't use anymore now...|
|A wonderful bookshop! Lots of books, old and new, little magazines, dusty shelves, good coffee, a nice place to sit. Just great!|
|Some random old building besides the river Liffey in Dublin. It was pretty windy, but i like the contrast of the bricks overpainted with graffitis and the newly built strange building-structure behind it!|
|The Lighthouse in Howth, about twenty minutes with the train from Dublin. This was the first thing i did when i arrived: i walked down the pier till the end, sat down, sucked in the salty air and drew this view. Loved it!|
|Then i turned my head about 30° to the left and saw that peculiar looking island, which i then drew. I had to cut it in two pieces to fit the whole beauty on to the paper.|
|Looking southeast on a late morning isn't the best idea, even if it has some thin layer of clouds, the sun will still blind you...|
|looking down on to aa nice rock that stood out of the sea just beneath me. You can see the same rock on the far right side of the sketch above. I tried out pastels, which i didn't use anymore for the last then years, at least!|
|I had a little sandwich here, just before heading back to Howth. It would have taken some hours to walk around the peninsula - and i rather wanted to see some more of the little town.|
|Really quick Sketches. Views from the Bus.|
Stay tuned - Part II will come soon, the wild north west of Ireland!