Saturday, June 13, 2015

USk Philippines May Sketchwalk: Fort Santiago

Derwent watercolor pencil on Bienfang 140 lb. watercolor paper

After looking around Fort Santiago for interesting subjects to draw, I decided to settle in a shady spot, from which a number of kalesas (horse drawn carriage) were visible, to shelter myself from the scorching heat.  When I showed the finished sketch to a friend, she thought that the kalesa was drawn out of my imagination as it resembles the pumpkin carriage ridden by Cinderella to the ball.  But the kalesa is a real one, and I guessed, was designed as such to attract tourists.  What really caught my attention was the shadow made by the foliage on the ground.

Unexpectedly, bird poop fell on my wrist and on the sketch after having just finished my sketch.  Can you locate the exact spot where the bird poop landed on my sketch?