Budapest / Hungary
I like to call it the Lion's Bridge, for obvious reasons.
Right in the centre of Budapest you will find Hungary's 3rd largest church building. This was around Christmas time and there were markets surrounding the whole place.
From Gellert hill looking down onto the river Danube.
View from the draw bridge through the gates into the castle grounds.
On of Hungary's most influential poets of the 20th century and in his time a big name in journalism.
One of Budapest's best in a thriving teahouse culture. Beautifully designed and very authentic in feeling. Tea was out of the world. I had the White chocolate marshmallow.
I met the greatest couple here in the woods, living through the winter to raise their horses and travel with them by cart as far around the world as possible. Joost and Erika - I love you both soo much, I cannot be more thankful for the times we had together.
Joost and Erica's yurt again. with the horse bum added.
Joost and Erika run off into the mist hoping to welcome there friends to the land.
This was only source of water whilst living on the Rainbow Crystal land. Sitting drawing here was so tranquil, Ill never forget the peace.
Another drawing of the stream that day.
Its really special when you can gaze into the sun directly.
Keeping over the winter, all the wood 1 person would ever need.... not
A view looking up at the church tower from the bloemstraat. Commissioned piece, A4, pen on paper.
A good friend of mine had one of the best parking spots for his boat in Amsterdam. In the middle of the red light district, next to the old church looking onto St Nicholas Cathedral.
Sometime I keep my girlfriend company whilst she studies in the library. I don't mind when the views are like this. Pencil on paper, A4.
This is probably the most common sight in Amsterdam. It's one of the main things that makes this city so great.
Amsterdam has infinite romantic view points. This is just one of them.
So much love for this little place.
A sketch of the view as you enter the city through central station. Nearly every person who has been to Amsterdam has experienced this veiw
There was traditional dance inside the square of the museum, unfortunately the event was a little muted due to trying rain and didn't help with my use of charcoals.
A3 Charcoal Drawing, I drew for a couchsurfers aunt who was sick in hospital.
View facing north to the Westertoren along the Prinsengracht.
A great little spot for a wander and rest in the sun. The meeting point of the 4 canal rings.
Loved the street lighting here, can you feel the cold in the darkness?
Theres somebody here having a great,great time indulging in some of Amsterdam's finest.
The Waag, in Amsterdam. this is where people would come to weigh their belongs as they entered the city. The weighing, I believe, was for taxation.
Drawing from bridge to bridge.
Used to be a terrifying mess of cars, trams, bikes and people at this junction. It was good to see Amsterdam has taken cars away from this crossing during my latest visit.
I really enjoy the composition of the street corner, Amsterdam is full of beautiful examples!
Taking the free ferries in Amsterdam is a great way to see another side of the city, literally. The north is a very up and coming district with infrastructure developing constantly in the last 5 years. You can still find these remote spots of abandonment.
A unique decommission gas tank turned eclectic event space. This was the Ibiza Hippy Market!
A view down the inner most ring of Amsterdam canals.
These guys were really animated and lively considering their apparent age. Id be happy if I still had it like they do when I'm that age, I wonder if ill still be drawing on the streets!
Quick sketch of the trees which were silhouetted against the setting sun! Love sitting on the benches in this stunning park.
This was one of my first drawings upon arriving gin Amsterdam on my adventure.
Another view down Amsterdam's most beautiful canals!
Drawing from day 1. After arriving off the train, I sat on a terrace and got my bearings, and may pencils out.
Perfect viewpoint in Bruges.
So nice to sit and watch all the people go by on the boats as you draw from the wall of the canals.
Two of the three towers which dominate Ghent's skyline.
Sitting enjoying a cappuccino and the bright sunlight, drawing another yet another church.
I sketched this little treat whilst my girlfriend, who was travelling with at the time slept with her head in my lap.
Took a little snack break from walking around the city.
A couple of street sketches from bruges.
Ghent was full of these little architectural treats.
Really recommend this hostel in Bruges, I stayed, it was very central and a lively place. It helped that it had pool tables, makes any place 5 stars in my eyes. This was a concert night. There were quiet a few characters popping gin through the bar this night. check them out: http://www.charlierockets.com