Saturday 14 March 2015

Portmouth Historic Dockyards

HMS Warrior with the Spinnaker tower hinted at behind it
I took my children to Portsmouth today, and we visited the Historic Dockyards. There was a great deal to see, learn, and sketch there - I am delighted that our ticket is valid for a whole year!

All sketches are ~A6 and are done in ink, usng either the Rotring ArtPen (black ink) or the Japanese calligraphy pen (indigo ink).

I did a lot of speed sketching, especially on the Harbour tour (by catamaran), which had the advantage, on this chilly day, of being undercover and warm...

The following is a selection from my sketchbook.

The "Lipstick", sketched during the boat's stop at Gunwharf Quays

Three small sketches of leisure craft in Portsmouth Harbour, from the Harbour Tour boat

Children cannot resist the lure of the screen... in the Mary Rose museum

Some of the Mary Rose's preserved timbers

Some of the Mary Rose's visitors, near the end of the route through the museum

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