Monday, October 31, 2011

Sketching Results of Manila Monuments last October 22

A brief introduction to some new art materials
Sketch by Carlo Martinez
After a brief talk by an art supply distributor before starting out October's sketching session, we first proceeded with the statue of Queen Isabela II just outside the Intramuros, Manila. Most of the statues found in the area of Intramuros reminds us about the old Spanish empire that ruled the Philippines for 300 years. We got to sketch about 3 statues of former Spanish rulers namely Queen Isabela II, King Philip II and King Don Carlos IV. 6-year-old Ampao Roxas' drawings were utterly cute! This is how sketching should be - pure connection to what you are observing. She even noticed that King Philip's name was spelled in the Spanish version - Felipe.
New participant, Noipy Cruz' excellent pen sketch

Janeil's try on a large Derwent panoramic sketch pad

Ampao's mother, Muffy's sketch.
6-year-old Ampao had the right attitude with this sketch of Queen Isabela
by Carlo Martinez
King Philip's statue

King Don Carlos
Janeil's sketch last January
by Carlo Martinez

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sketching Manila Monuments this Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

We start our monument sketching project by sketching some of the statues of the old walled city of Intramuros. Please make sure to bring much needed water, sun protection and only essentials.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sketch Result of last September 24 at the National Museum

Another fun-filled sketching session has concluded at the National Art Gallery of National Museum. The building originally  housed the Philippine Republic's congress assembly. The architecture is of neo-classical in the 1930s. It was severely damaged during WWII but was restored later on. It is going through as major rehabilitation, and the entrance fee was waved during regular weekdays.

There were some 15 sketchers who attended, including 6-year-old Ampao. Burt volunteered to video record during the session and has ploaded the final cut on Youtube. Here is the link:

USk-PH sketches the National Museum Video

Carlo's stair sketch
Cesar's sketch of the old Congress Hall
Cesar's sketch of the side of the hall
Buz likes catches the magic of ordinary things and people
Janeil's neck-stretching 180 degree sketch of the old Congress Hall