Just back from Madeira, a beautiful sub-tropical Portuguese island, 360 miles west of Morocco. Many sketches to share, starting with the main fruit and flower market in Funchal, the capital. I used an acetate grid to mark out key lines, then sketched fairly loosely in pencil from halfway up the stairs, the sketchbook clipped open and mostly stable. If you visit the market watch out for the hard-sell on over-priced passion fruit upstairs, but do enjoy the amazing variety of locally grown fruit and flowers, and the melodiously whistling market porter.
6B pencil, dilute Lexington grey in water-brush, water-colour, A4 – 40 mins