Petworth
Petworth
Petworth
Petworth

Charcoal on 150g Paper

Petworth, Home of Turner.
Petworth, Home of Turner.

Over the rolling hills of Petworth, where the land is used for raising the local horses. 

Charcoal on 150g paper.

Bruges
Bruges

Perfect viewpoint in Bruges.

 Down the canal, Bruges
Down the canal, Bruges

So nice to sit and watch all the people go by on the boats as you draw from the wall of the canals.

Centre of Ghent.
Centre of Ghent.

Two of the three towers which dominate Ghent's skyline.

Ghent, Terrace by the water.
Ghent, Terrace by the water.

Sitting enjoying a cappuccino and the bright sunlight, drawing another yet another church.

House by the canal.
House by the canal.

I sketched this little treat whilst my girlfriend, who was travelling with at the time slept with her head in my lap. 

Small Sq, Ghent
Small Sq, Ghent

Took a little snack break from walking around the city.

Comic Strip from Bruges
Comic Strip from Bruges

A couple of street sketches from bruges.

I love turrets!!
I love turrets!!

Ghent was full of these little architectural treats.

Ronnie Rockets Hostel.
Ronnie Rockets Hostel.

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

Wester Toren
Wester Toren

A view looking up at the church tower from the bloemstraat. Commissioned piece, A4, pen on paper.

Juliens Boat.
Juliens Boat.

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.

View from the Library.
View from the Library.

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.

Bike wheel.
Bike wheel.

This is probably the most common sight in Amsterdam. It's one of the main things that makes this city so great.

Canal Junction
Canal Junction

Amsterdam has infinite romantic view points. This is just one of them.

2e Kamer
2e Kamer

So much love for this little place. 

One of my favourite views of Amsterdam.
One of my favourite views of Amsterdam.

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

Inside the Amsterdam Museum
Inside the Amsterdam Museum

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.

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Brouwersgracht
Brouwersgracht

A3 Charcoal Drawing, I drew for a couchsurfers aunt who was sick in hospital.

Westertoren
Westertoren

View facing north to the Westertoren along the Prinsengracht.

Brouwersgracht, Amsterdam.
Brouwersgracht, Amsterdam.

A great little spot for a wander and rest in the sun. The meeting point of the 4 canal rings.

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Begijnhof, Amsterdam
Begijnhof, Amsterdam

It's so quiet here in the gardens, perfect for catching the sun and sketching. Statues are such great practice, however I love to watch all the tourists go by too.

Begijnhof, Amsterdam
Begijnhof, Amsterdam
Hill Street Blues
Hill Street Blues

One of t he great spots left in the centre of Amsterdam, genuine people and loud music. 

Check them out on Trip Advisor.

Spuistraat, junction.
Spuistraat, junction.

Loved the street lighting here, can you feel the cold in the darkness?

2e Kamer
2e Kamer

Theres somebody here having a great,great time indulging in some of Amsterdam's finest.

Nieuwmarkt
Nieuwmarkt

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.

Canal View
Canal View

Drawing from bridge to bridge.

Muntplein, Amsterdam
Muntplein, Amsterdam

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.

Side Street.
Side Street.

I really enjoy the composition of the street corner, Amsterdam is full of beautiful examples!

Boat on the Northside of town.
Boat on the Northside of town.

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. 

WestergasFabrik
WestergasFabrik

A unique decommission gas tank turned eclectic event space. This was the Ibiza Hippy Market! 

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Down the Singel.
Down the Singel.

A view down the inner most ring of Amsterdam canals.

3 Buskers
3 Buskers

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! 

Trees in the sun at the Vondel Park
Trees in the sun at the Vondel Park

Quick sketch of the trees which were silhouetted against the setting sun! Love sitting on the benches in this stunning park.

Bike Wheel
Bike Wheel

This was one of my first drawings upon arriving gin Amsterdam on my adventure.

Westertoren
Westertoren

Another view down Amsterdam's most beautiful canals! 

First Drawing of Amsterdam.
First Drawing of Amsterdam.

Drawing from day 1. After arriving off the train, I sat on a terrace and got my bearings, and may pencils out.

Citedella
Citedella

Such an iconic statue overlooking the whole city on top of the Gallery Hill.

The Chain Bridge
The Chain Bridge

I like to call it the Lion's Bridge, for obvious reasons. 

The Basilica
The Basilica

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.

St Gellert
St Gellert

From Gellert hill looking down onto the river Danube.

Buda Castle
Buda Castle

View from the draw bridge through the gates into the castle grounds.

Endre Ady
Endre Ady

On of Hungary's most influential poets of the 20th century and in his time a big name in journalism.

Simple Kert
Simple Kert

Budapest's "Go To" Bar. Here you will meet everyone from all walks of life. szimpla.hu

The Cave of the Green Tortoise
The Cave of the Green Tortoise

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.

The Yurt of friends.
The Yurt of friends.

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.

The Yurt: Pencil
The Yurt: Pencil

Joost and Erica's yurt again. with the horse bum added.

Into the mist.
Into the mist.

Joost and Erika run off into the mist hoping to welcome there friends to the land.

Small Stream
Small Stream

This was only source of water whilst living on the Rainbow Crystal land. Sitting drawing here was so tranquil, Ill never forget the peace.

Same stream different spot
Same stream different spot

Another drawing of the stream that day. 

Sun hidden by fog.
Sun hidden by fog.

Its really special when you can gaze into the sun directly.

Log Storage
Log Storage

Keeping over the winter, all the wood 1 person would ever need.... not