Here is another airport sketch – this one was done during my layover at Abu Dhabi. This waiting area has a spectacular torus-like ceiling design that I couldn’t resist sketching, even though I ran out of time and had to add the colour later. The domed ceiling curves down into a broad column in the middle – below was another concourse and on the level I sketched from, the gates for flights were accessed through arched tunnels.
Here is another sketch done during a long layover in Abu Dhabi airport. For some reasons airports are designed to be mostly grey – you have to look carefully to find any colour.
This was drawn early in the morning in Abu Dhabi airport – a 9 hour layover between flights is a perfect opportunity for sketching (also helps stave off the boredom!).
Here is the watercolour and ink sketch I did in transit in Dubai airport (on my way to Beirut). Its an elegant building but everything is grey…except that column which seemed to reflect lots of colour from somewhere.
Here is another ink sketch (using a UniPin pen) on route from Lebanon to the Philippines – this one was done at Dubai airport just as people were boarding the plane. There was no queue really – just a great crush to get on board, so I waited for the worst to be over.
Here is a sketch I did while waiting for my connection flight to Lebanon. The airport in Dubai is pretty spectacular and this sketch doesn’t really do it justice. Maybe on my way back I’ll do another one with a better viewpoint. This was done in ink, water-colour pencils and water-soluble graphite.