081226 Watching the start of the Sydney to Hobart Race

December 26, 2008 | 3 Comments

The first time we have ever been to see the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. D&I booked a spot at the Old Quarantine Station at the North Head of the harbour. Only 300 people there and they let us sit on the verandah – so had a great view in the comfort of dense shade and lovely cool breeze. Sketching this was the only time I was in the sun!
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Filling in time sketching boats and people…
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Middle head – this is the place that i think would be the best location (it is my favourite spot in Sydney) but who knows how crowded it would be
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A vertical slice of the panaroma view
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Getting ready for the start…. a real start line was forming and the spectator craft in the foreground was building up!
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A bit crazy trying to draw as the leading boat sails past… I then proceeded to overwork the colouring! Sigh!
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Last sketch for the day – the second boat, Scandia going through the heads. I then sat and just watched the boats – it was just SO amazing – I had tears in my eyes…it was so special! What a wonderful day!
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  • winna - December 26, 2008 reply

    these sketches are absolutely to die for!!!

  • Linda T - December 28, 2008 reply

    These are terrific! Great layout and composition and sketching. Love the color washes, too. What a fun day you had!

  • Lynn - December 29, 2008 reply

    Sounds like a wonderful day, adn you got a lot fof sketching in. I really like the clean crisp style of these sketches. Beautiful!

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