Tag Archives: Istanbul

Travel thumbnails #3, planes

More travel thumbnails in gouache, this time the view from an airplane flying Istanbul to London. The window shapes and wing-tips are a bit wonky… All in Black Pigma 1mm pen, water-brush with Lexington grey ink, gouache, A5 Taxiing down the … Continue reading

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Tea please

Some of the many cups of black tea that I enjoyed in Istanbul, in a variety of media. Good practise for drawing ellipses; it’s very obvious when they’re right or wrong…

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Two storey pool

A beautiful fountain/pool I saw in Istanbul last Summer. It was in an old bath-house, now a market, and connected the ground floor and basement. When the stall-holders saw me sketching they kindly put the water-pump on full, then they … Continue reading

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Waiting #1

The plane that took me to Istanbul, and below a couple of fellow passengers. Sketching helps to pass the time… Fountain pen with carbon ink, watercolour, A5

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Tree shadow

Sat with my back against a tree, watching its huge shadow move across the grass and creep up the wall opposite. Late afternoon on a high terrace in Istanbul. Fountain pen with Lexington grey ink,  A4

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Galata tower

The view to the North-West from the top of the Galata tower in Istanbul. It was very windy, with other visitors hats being blown down into the streets below. Marker pen, A3

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Deep inside the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, while sat at a table at the Fes cafe. The subject of the sketch, and especially his friends, were amused by the picture. Fountain pen with Lexington grey ink, watercolour, A4

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A roasted corn stall next to Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. This took about an hour to do so I briefly became part of the street scene, sat in the shade of the ‘Fountain of Ahmet 3rd’, dropping out of the flow … Continue reading

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Mosque terrace view

A view from the terrace of the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul at dusk. Pencil, watercolour, A4

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