Cordoba: Family Travels in Spain and Portugal

After Granada, we drove towards Seville, but stopped for an afternoon in Cordoba. If I visit this part of the world again, Cordoba will get way more time than it got on this trip.

If you’re in Cordoba just a few hours then head straight to the Great Mosque of Córdoba. Once a mosque, now a cathedral. 856 columns topped with striped double arches in the main hall. Fascinating to look at, madness to sketch.

I’m not a drawer of detailed structure, so there was no way I was going to plot, measure and draw out every arch. Which means I had to convey they idea of this crazy striped madness without drawing it all. As I often do with a tough subject, I did multiple quick takes. Here they are.

Take 1.

Take 2, from the very same spot. A little less line, a little bolder.

Taking it easy by choosing a far simpler angle for Take 3.

Cordoba has far more to offer than just this amazing church-mosque. We squeezed in a lovely lunch, getting lost in the narrow alleys around the mosque, and a gelato break into the rest of our afternoon before heading to Seville.

If you missed my first post with sketches from Granada, it’s here.
next up? Seville. Stay tuned.


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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1 Response to Cordoba: Family Travels in Spain and Portugal

  1. Paintprojectblog says:

    Lovely sketches 🙂 I like how the colour tones makes it look like a big, heavy building, like there is a lot on top of the sketch that we don’t see 🙂

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