The urban sketching habit

The 2020 pandemic broke my 'urban sketching' habit and I don't sketch outside as much as I used to.

Yesterday, the blue sky pushed me to leave the keyboard and adventure myself out with my sketchbook, pens, and watercolors.

I enjoyed drawing a concrete mixer truck as I caught up on the phone with Grandma, who will get her first COVID vaccine shot tomorrow.

The truck comes and goes to a huge building site at Hoyo de Esparteros, Málaga, for the ongoing construction of an H10 'high-rise'1 hotel by Pritzker Prize architect Rafael Moneo.

It'd be great to capture the hotel's evolution on my sketchbook, as days get longer and sunnier. That, surely, will help to get back the urban sketching habit.

  1. The building is just eight floors, but most buildings around it aren't more than three or four floors. 

February 16, 2021
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Pencil sketch of Nono Martínez Alonso.