The Urban Sketchers Philippines Album is a compilation of on-location sketches, paintings I have done to document my everyday life, vacations and sketchwalks with the USk Ph group.
Coron Palawan – A gazebo which can be found close to the peak of Mt. Tapyas.
Coron Airport – Had some time sketching the airport due to a 4-hour flight delay. I was kinda hungry and had no food available in airport save instant noodles.
Coron Islands as viewed from the dining area of Coron Paradise Hotel.
San Agustin Church – the only Catholic presence in the island; Coron Town
Coron Trip – the packing challenge. 4 day trip and one backpack
The taxi ride to the airport
Terminal 3 NAIA – while waiting for my check in
Terminal 3 – while waiting for boarding
Sinugba sa Balay – a Coron restaurant I went to which had good reviews online.
Silvina Binan Resort – pool party to celebrate Pio’s birthday.
Street Pet Shop – a quick sketch of a tiangge type pet store.
UP PGH – making use of the remainder inspiration from the Amorsolo on the spot session held at PWU.
Central Post Office – finale sketch with the USK Spore.
Barbara Cafe open court
Fire tree at the Rizal Park
Methodist Church along Kalaw Street
A Sarimanok sculpture from the UST Museum
Column detail distinctly from the UST main building
Interior of the San Sebastian Church – one of few Gothic churches in the Philippines
Interior of the San Agustin Church – was surprised to learn that the ceiling and arche details were faux paintings.
Del Pan bridge and the Pasig River as viewed from the Fort Santiago grounds.
THe Manila Cathedral
The Quiapo Church with its Baroque architecture
A window of the San Agustin museum
The transept and main dome of the Manila Cathedral.
Fort Santiago Gate
Air Force Museum
Makati City Skyline as viewed from TRAG Manila
Salcedo Saturday Market – plant vendor
Salcedo Saturday Market shops
Vying for attention – street lamps and signs on Escolta Street
A typical bazaar on Escolta Street. If I am not mistaken, it used to be named, Manly.
June 16 – inspired by an impressionist Monet painting of his garden in Giverny
June 17 watch an online video on water color painting, illustrating the 50% rule. It states that the first wash should delineate the basic areas of the landscape. The secong wash should cover 50% of the total drawing, incorporating some details. The third wash, 50% of the 50% or 25% of the drawing, for more details or highlights. Not too successful at it though. Need more practice. :) For this image, the emphasis is on the foreground.
June 18 a sketch of a father and daughter