Sydney has turned on the sunshine and there are people out and about everywhere. It is also school holidays, a long weekend, football grand finals and lots of other events to get people out and about.
I am fortunate to live near the National Maritime Museum, where the tall ships gathered before the events and two Navy ships are berthed. So I have been presented with many opportunities to sketch, just on my way to and from work. All sketched with Lamy Safari Joy pen.
Thursday 3rd Oct . 5.30pm
I sketched the masts of some of the tall ships as I walked across Pyrmont Bridge. I am fascinated by the spiderweb-like images that the rigging reminds me of. I was not interested in drawing the rest of the ship. And this was only supposed to be a quick sketch.
Friday 4th October 8.155 am.
I walked down through the docks where the tall ships are. There were quite a few people about and television crews too. I was drawing the black sails of Spirit Of New Zealand when a person appeared and sat on the end of the bow (?) and started presenting the weather for a tv station, so I added him in too.
Friday Lunch time - after lunch my work colleague & I stopped by to look at the Navy ship. While she took a few photos, I did a quick sketch, We both captured the moment in the way we wanted too.
8pm - the Navy is in town. Young girls (and their mothers) pose for photos with the sailors, wearing the sailors' caps.
If I do not see anything else of the Fleet Review, I am happy with this