Palma de Mallorca

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LOCATION: Placa Mercadal, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain
DATE: May 6, 2020

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.

Black ink pen linework with colour marker, gouache and acrylic pen.

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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