and a card from the Mexico-themed bar we went to in Zurich
some messy sketches of the mountains on our super long train (actually 4 trains) to Nice from Zurich. We didn't make reservations in time, so we took smaller trains through some pretty incredible countryside. super green and giant giant mountain ranges, with old bridges for the train.
our first stop was Nice, where the beaches are rocky and swimsuit tops are optional.
it was lovely to swim in the sea and have little fish swimming around your feet. and you could see to the bottom. and there was ice cream.
some people at our hostel in Nice, and the roof outside our hostel in Marseille, which was the next stop, but only for one night.
another drawing from the Natural History Museum in Barcelona. Did you know the scientific name for the Eurasian Eagle-Owl is Bubo bubo? Ohh, science, you so silly.
rather than being super cool and doing extensive master copies inside,
I just drew the outside of the Museo de Prado.
some sketches of amazing sculptures and notes of things to remember in the Musee d'Orsay, which was one of my favorite museums. it has everything. I wish we had a whole day for it. Next time.
sleepin' on the train- Danielle and some...other...guy. I am always afraid that they will wake up and I'll be staring at someone, creepily drawing them. It's okay when its your friend, though...right?
mostly collage from all the brochures and things from Paris, with a little gouache painting of Marie Antoinette's funny little "Hamlet" where she pretended she wasn't queen. There were some giant terrifying swarming fish in that pond.
aaand finally a vulture from Barcelona. He was awesome and huge.
I have returned from traveling and will share some drawings with you.
It was amazing and exhausting and I wish that I had had more time to draw,
but there was so much to see!
the first hostel in Nice, France, had a funny cat, that sat
looking at everyone, and getting scraps. it was sort of crazy
i really liked this lion, which was part of a fountain in
Garibaldi Square in Nice.
I found the Prada ribbon (on the left side) on the street in
how appropriate, right? (its really fancy there or something)
les Trois Graces fountain in Montpellier, France
an unfinished drawing of a statue in Montpellier..i think it was of Louis XIV for winning some war or some such momentous event. i kind of like it just being the horse.
we sat in a park in Montpellier and drank some Orangina (which comes in tall cans!),
and, as we sat and drew, the kids got
out of school and came and everyone sat in the grass.
then the teenage
antics began. then we left.
the cathedral in Barcelona, Spain
apparently i can't draw straight lines. oh well
weird-ass monkey type things from the Natural History Museum in
Barcelona, which was completely deserted and really nice. It had previously been in
a castle, which we really wanted to go into, but it has now
moved to a super-modern cheese-slice shaped mirrored building. I think there were about 4 other people in the entire place.
the interior doors to the amazing courtyard (!) at our hostel in Madrid
i drew a lot of people in Madrid, apparently. It was raining a little, so we were in the hostel a bit more than other places. Also sitting in Cafe Zurich in Madrid, where there was a funny clown guy (top right) who would just follow people around, copying their walks and blowing a whistle. Also some hands and faces from the Museo de Prado, which was giant, and had good cappuccinos.
I am going to put some more in the next post. This is just round one!