Last post of the day – this one is of the statue in Lacson Plaza. This plaza is supposed to be one of the most important squares in Manila. The statue is of Arsenio H. Lacson (made by sculptor Eduardo Castrillo in the 1970s) who was the first mayor of Manila to be re-elected three times. At the bottom are some of my fellow sketchers.
Here is my second sketch done on our sketch-walk today – this fountain is in the plaza in front of Sta. Cruz Church. Apparently Francisco Carriedo y Peredo was a General who raised funds for the construction of a water system in Manila and this fountain was built to honour him.
Today I joined a sketch-walk organized by whoaremaro/thelifedrawingsetup – the group I do life drawing with. I didn’t realize it would clash with an Urban Sketchers walk! Anyway we walked around the area of Escolta Street in Binondo, Manila – where there was a ‘Block Party‘ about to start. This is the first sketch I did of Sta. Cruz Church, which was originally built in the 17th Century.
Another around the house doodle done today – our heavily laden bookshelf.
Here is one of our cat who spends all day sleeping…I used watercolour and pencil for this…a bit more of a relaxed style.
I’ve been a bit lax with posting this week (and have missed a few days sketching). Anyway here is one earlier in the week – of my daughter Kelly studying at her desk in the evening.
Here is another sketch from yesterday, done at the mall while I had a late breakfast. I coloured this at home today.