Up on the roof at 7am, sketching Sintra National Palace as the sun rose over the hills. I used a handy folding ruler to draw some pencil guidelines at the start to get the foreground rooflines right, and found that their vanishing point was on the distinctive Palace kitchen chimneys, “which was nice“. It was drawn on tinted paper, with white gouache for the highlights on the tops of walls etc. This didn’t work for the sky so I mixed a blue which looks a little strange… So here it is in monochrome below. Preferences?
Fountain pen with carbon ink, gouache, and Lexington grey ink in a water-brush, A4