Lisbon views

lisbonFountain pen with Carbon ink, water-colour, A5

sintra_0005Marker pen with Carbon ink, watercolour, A5

Two views of Lisbon from the apartment we stayed in, with two different approaches to line.

I loved looking across at a neighbouring roof-top and its eclectic collection of aerials, dishes, pipes, chimneys etc above the formal symmetry and order of the apartment building. And then looking down at the street below with the yellow trams clanging past.

I couldn’t have drawn the intricacies of the TV aerials with the marker, and didn’t have the patience to use the fountain pen on the details of the buildings in the street scene. ‘Horses for courses’…

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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