This little ‘funsize’ sketch (3x3ins) was made on a visit to the ancient and very pretty Spanish hill town of Besalu, with its impressive medieval bridge. The weather was fine, so two of our party sat down at river level to draw the bridge; however, I didn’t think the tiny format of this sketchbook would cope very well with the bridge from our vantage point.
Fortunately, just looking in the other direction offered a rather picturesque view of the buildings clustered on the side of the hill, in the shadow of a mountain, and this is what I chose.
This little sketch is made in black fineliner and shaded with a black Tombow watercolour marker and waterpen to blur the paint. I was pleased with the effect and depth I achieved here, despite a fairly minimalist approach to materials.