Right now, I'm in Granada. Tomorrow I'm visiting the Alhambra. Visiting very old places always gives me a sense of wonder. I always imagine what it's like for those people who built those places, and how they lived at that time. The sketch was drawn from Calle San Nicolas, a beautiful place with houses built in undulating manner on a small hill.
Sagrada Familia is amazing. It reminded me so much of those old school Final Fantasy castles or those from Demon Souls. There are so many winding stairs, corridors and hidden passage ways. Of course, the design is heavily influenced by religion. While I was touring the place, I kept wondering how amazing the architecture is. How on earth did they build the ceiling? How did they know the building will stand, especially with this out of the world design. Fascinating.
The main hall of Sagrada Familia is huge! The ceiling is amazing, exquisite.
My sketching strategy for this trip is to draw the lines outdoors and then colour them when I'm back at the room. But it seems that when I'm back at the room, I'm too tired to colour them. Looks like I'll have to have the lines and colours finished together.
I'll be in Barcelona from 9-13 July 2013. It's going to be another sketchwalk holiday — the best type of holiday!
It happens that the Urban Sketchers Barcelona Symposium 2013 is also happening around that time from 11-13 July. There are going to be a lot of sketchers in the city during those three days. I'm not attending the symposium though. I'll just be sketching around Barcelona and then joining my sketch buddies for an extended trip to Madrid after that weekend.