I arrived in Portugal the day before we started on the official Sketch Tour Portugal. That gave me a little time to sketch by myself and get into the groove of 6 straight days of sketching. I stayed in the little fishing village of Paço de Arcos. This is the view from the front steps of my hotel.
It started to rain a little as I wrapped up this next sketch, but what’s a little splatter on a sketch of boats?
Another slightly rain-spattered sketch, but I’m just excited to be drawing brightly colored houses and terracotta roofs.
I can tell I’m too jetlagged to work in my large sketchbook, so I switch to tiny pieces. (that’s my palette for scale) Candy colored homes, cars and street signs.
More little vignettes. And yes, cobblestones.
Ready to head to Portugal yet? If you are, you’re going to need this handy guide that tells you how you order your coffee in Portugal. To beat that midday slump from jetlag? Um café duplo is what you ask for.