Sketching in China


















The trip to China was my first since I got back into drawing and sketching a couple of years ago. I wasn't sure how much I'd be able to do and it turned out to be not very much at all but that was mainly because it was an organised tour and I had no control over the itinerary.














Much of the time was spent waiting at coaches, ticket desks, hotel lobbies etc., but one of the times I could make use of this was waiting in the coach outside the hotel in Beijing - this is a detail from the wall across the street.


















Another snatched moment waiting for the rest of the group at the Forbidden City.














The Great Wall was the highlight of the trip for me - a wonderful experience, very peaceful and enough time to do some drawing!



















I added this figure later.




















Some of the workers - everyone seemed to be employed to do something, even the elderly.





















Horses and soldiers of the Terracotta Army in Xi'an.














A very long flight home from Shanghai to Beijing, Paris and Geneva.













Sketches to fill the endless hours.














More details on my other blog.

Comments

Jenny said…
Wow! Fascinating and beautiful!
SCquiltaddict said…
Beautiful amazing sketches!
Sasa said…
Wow, I love your China drawings! I live in Beijing but haven't really drawn anything 'Chinese'. Well, have to start...
lyn said…
Beautiful work! Love you cats on flicker.
Wonderful, Felicity, thank you! I actually made yet another Google account, since it keeps forgetting me, so I could tell you so.

Amazing work, especially given the tour situation!
Felicity said…
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Felicity said…
Thanks everyone, lovely to read your comments!

Sasa, I hope you do - and send me a link to your blog/website please!

Kate, I'm honoured, always great to hear from you!
E-J said…
Small moments, small details, but these are worth their weight in gold, or in photographs. Lovely observations, Fiz.
Margaret Ann said…
Thanks for taking us along on the "tour"...your sketches take my breath away...so sensitive and delicate and beautiful!
no way said…
Beautiful, delicate drawings. I enjoyed seeing your trip through your sketch observations.
PamYla said…
Awesome sketches, I love the tiger
Emma said…
I'm enjoying so much your sketches and photos of China. I was there at about the same time and it's lovely to hear you describing the same places that I visited. You got a lot more drawing done than me, though!
Dody said…
Brilliant sketches, Filicity
the most I like is Great Wall sketch,but all of 'em are really awesome
Roshanda said…
Your work is amazing! You are an inspiration.

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