Palma de Mallorca is one of my favourite cities in Spain for urban drawing. It has a classic Spanish old town, complete with ancient cathedrals, churches and public buildings combined with a modern take on the architecture that seems to blend perfectly. When in cities like this, I always try to get up high to draw, seeing the city in a different way is always exciting. This view of Palma rooftops was from the hotel were staying in and I loved the way the buildings overlap and collide to create a chaotic and engaging scene. The pantile roofs are an essential ingredient in any Spanish city sketch, and I took time and care to make sure they were faithfully drawn to make the detail satisfying.
Matt ivory fine art paper 270gsm with a light watercolour texture.
A3 (297 x 420mm) | A4 (210 x 297 mm) | A5 (148 x 210mm).
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