Moorish Architecture and Symbolism

A trip to Spain provided me with all of the inspiration images for this project. In particular, I looked at the Alhambra in Granada, the Alzcázar in Seville and the Mequita in Cordoba. This subject matter was great because it has provided a little bit of escapism in the dark Scottish winter and of course…

The Alhambra

The sketches yesterday consisted of many new drawing techniques. My mum decided to draw a few sketches and as she was doing so, she was giving me tips on how to improve my drawings. Usually, I want to make my drawings perfect but my mum taught me to be more free with my sketching and not…

Ronda Watercolour

I took inspiration for this piece from a photo I took in Ronda (above). Once I saw this scene I knew immediately that I wanted to illustrate it with watercolours and black fineliner pen. I started this piece a little differently than what I usually do. I did a plan of the picture with faint…

Three hours in Seville

If you ever see Seville, you will realise what a beautiful city it is. I have seen this city twice before, when the temperatures have not been in the high 30s and low 40s, hence the flying visit. The city is full of Moorish history, and you can see it in its architecture. The palace in Seville, the…