Monday, February 06, 2006

Travel Journal: Spain!

This past Christmas, Joy and I went to Spain and saw lots of cool sights and ate lots of great food...Now, taking pictures is cool (I took about a thousand) but it was even cooler when I got the chance to sit down, take in the sights and sketch! Bringing a sketchbook and creating a travel journal was one of the best things I did on this trip and next time I go, I'm definitely doing it again.
This first one highlights just some of the AMAZING food we had in Cordoba when we visited La Mezquita. It was an old mosque that was converted into a cathedral.


This next one is of the Alhambra in Granada. It used to be a Muslim stronghold that was conquered by the Spanish. I think the painting could've been a little less overworked but I was FREEZING cold at the time.


I'll also try to post some of my actual pics from my digital camera sometime...until then, enjoy!

15 comments:

andrea spada said...

i love Granada! Inspiring place, indeed.
great sketches, chris.

BenerdWalkin said...

Hey Chris

Nice watercolour sketches.....I also like the observation stuff...very cool

BenerdWalkin said...

inspiring spanish colours man

willipino said...

nice sketches, chris. it's amazing after seeing how much you guys ate, that you actually look like you lost weight on your trip. it must have been all that walking. the alhambra sketch is sweet.

EKG! said...

u should've traded your sketches for a free meal. dope sketches/paintings man. i always remember things better with a sketch as opposed to taking a photograph. anyways, i sent u an email... peace brotha.

chris chua said...

andrea- yes, Granada is one of the most beautiful sights in Spain! I loved it.

Bernerd-thanks for the love!

Willy-I actually took a really HUGE dump before I came back home! That would explain the weight loss.

wattana-thanks for the favor, man!

Scott Wright said...

Great sketches!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful paintings!!

Stef said...

Hey Chris, thanks for the comment on my blog. Great sketches, funny, I've been to Granada too last November, did you see the sketches on my blog? I've been to Seville too, but Granada was so much nicer! We almost could have bumped into each other sketching!

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