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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Day 02 - Cardiff

Day02_00 COmbo
Day 2 – a day in Cardiff being shown around by my friend. The focus was more chatting than sketching...but I still managed to fill my quota by some really quick sketches. The only dedicated sketching time was sketching the church over lunch – but I wasnn’t really dedicated to concentrating too much on it!
Day02_02 Cardiff Castle Interiors
First stop was Cardiff Castle – I went inside on my own. There were lots of really over the top details that were highly sketchable but I didn’t want to be too anti-social. So quick sketches and then back to the sun.
Day02_03 Cardiff Castle
This sketch of the castle I did while talking (probably mainly listening) to my friend. Listening and sketching I can do – but talking and sketching is far harder. This was an extremely complex building. If I had actually been concentrating I might have found it too hard...
Day02_Audience with Queen Victoria
The most exciting part for Borromini was having an audience with Queen Victoria. I am not quite sure what Her Majesty really thought about it all but she was exceedingly gracious and very interested in his Italian name!
Just found their website here - impressive


Day02_04 Tabernacle Cardiff
Next lunch and the dedicated sketch time over lunch at a very nice deli. As mentioned in my journal, the owner offered free food if I sketched the deli – unfortunately we didn’t have time! Great church if you are in Cardiff - just tell the minister you were recommended to visit by Borromini Bear!
Day02_05 St Ffagans and a Dragon
Next... No hanging around today... We went to a WONDERFUL folk museum full of historical Welsh buildings. A real treat for me. I managed these two quick sketches while my friend was on the phone and added colour later. (it took me a few days before I had caught up on finishing the pages from this weekend!) Thankful being able to have such a great packed day with no jet lag – and to my lovely friends for looking after me so well!!!!
By the way the little Welsh dragon got named Ynyr! (I wanted a Welsh name with ‘no’ vowels!)

3 comments:

  1. As usaual you did a fab job. I like how you still hung in there with the sketching while chatting. I so often just don't get anything down. And too it is good for the creative soul to fill with good company of a friend. Lookforward to mor of your stay!

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  2. Wow - I'm in awe of your adventures! So wonderful of you to share your priceless sketches!

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  3. I'm trying to find the closest place to my hometown that you visited. I think this is probably it.

    Fabulous work.

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