Sunday, 12 February 2012

Raffles hotel

The last of my Singapore sketches. I made this one right after I bought the pen, in an art shop just behind the Raffles hotel.
On my way back to the metro I walked through the hotel complex, which is kept in the original British colonial style. The hotel has numerous inner courtyards, and this is one of them.
The statue in the middle is of sir Raffles; I was told he founded Singapore.

8 comments:

RobCarey said...

Very nice- love the colors too. I've enjoyed your travels- have a safe return.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Rob, I already returned home safely, thanks for the concern.

liz said...

lijkt me een goed aanschaf deze pen, mooie effecten, en ook weer om een beetje nostalgisch van te worden. zelf teken ik altijd met weggooipennetjes, maar dan wel weer wassen met een chinees penseel

Rene Fijten said...

Dag Liz, voor mij gaat niets boven een goed lopende vulpen, om te schrijven, te schetsen, te ontwerpen. Ik heb meestal 4 verschillende vulpennen met verschillende inkten en lijndikten bij me.

Keith said...

Great sketches, Love the shadows on this one. That grey blue tone.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Keith, for visiting and commenting.

art is jok(k)e(n) said...

Beautiful contrast of the palm trees against the white walls of the hotel, nice sketch. I agree with Keith about the blue-grayish color.

Rene Fijten said...

THanks Ludek, in this one I really had to refrain from adding too many colours.