Everyone that visits the Yucatan Peninsula goes to Chichen Itza.And it is as spectacular as it looks in all the photos you’ve seen.
I think the trouble with sketching something I’ve seen so many photos of is that my sketch looks exactly like I think it will. Still, I sketch it because it’s the clearest view I’ve seen of a pyramid so far, and drawing it helps me understand the structure and be in awe, once more, of the people who built these gigantic structures.
I had more fun with this sketch of a stall selling masks. The carving on these masks is quite skillful. I was told that these masks are mostly carved in little towns around the peninsula, by farmers during the hot part of the day when they rest indoors. Once a week, a truck goes around to all the villages and collects the finished masks to bring to the sellers here.
We brought home a jaguar mask to add to our growing mask collection.