Sketching Life and Colour of Galway City

Sketching Life and Colour of Galway City

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Summer in Galway City – nothing like it. Your senses are assailed by colour, through the buildings, the people, the landscape. Underlying this is the rickety skeleton of a medieval outpost: add the usual gentle neglect that is the Irish way, and you’re in a place where you can feel pretty relaxed. I may sound like an advertisement for the Tourist Board but I know as a sketcher that the visitors are having a lovely time, because I hear what they are saying as they pass. For me, sketching life and colour in Galway City is a treat that only comes around for the summer months, so I like to make the most of them. This is a PREMIUM access article. We use a simple to use web wallet that can be filled up using a credit card, PayPal or with XLM using a secure payment system. Once you have paid, you will have ongoing access to the article from the device (tablet, phone, PC) that you used to pay for it. You can access the post by topping up your web wallet with 20 stellar lumen tokens (the price of a stellar lumen is currently usd ) if you haven’t already done so and then making a micropayment of 2 lumens to continue reading this post   Remember: NO subscription required, NO monthly fees, NO personal information, just a new secure micropayment mechanism for content you want to see.


  1. Melissa

    June 28, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    How to fit the drawing to the page in a sketchbook is my constant challenge! When I first started taking art classes in watercolor, I had a teacher who believed you should work big, big, big. She was trying to get us out of being itsy and pernickety and give us a larger perspective. And it worked…but now that I am trying my hand at urban sketching, I go to sketch a church and end up with only the steeple or some architectural detail on the page! So you made me laugh.

    • Róisín Curé

      June 28, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      It takes time to get it right. The page orientation has to be the second thing you do, after deciding what bit of the scene attracts you. It’s a delicate balance, but a light pencil sketch does the trick!

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