Tag Archives: Sintra

Tomb, hydrant, B+B

A final group of sketches from Portugal before I  get to grips with scanning all the Istanbul pictures… The tomb of Luis Vaz de Camoes, Portugal’s greatest poet, in Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon. Fountain pen with Carbon ink, water-brush with Lexington … Continue reading

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Toy museum

A couple of sketches from the wonderful and surprisingly large Toy Museum in Sintra, Portugal. The museum houses the personal collection of João Arbués Moreira, who was there on the day we visited,  keen to chat about his favourite exhibits and … Continue reading

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Castelo dos Mouros

Looking up at the ‘Castle of the Moors’ on the crest of the hill above Sintra in Portugal. The 8th century castle was restored in 1840, at the same time that the nearby Pena Palace was being built, and its … Continue reading

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Sintra National palace

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 … Continue reading

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