Some sketches done around the city when I was there a couple of weeks ago. What an amzing place, from the little I saw. I’m dying to go back there and spend more time.
This one is wonky because buses kept passing in front of me as I was drawing. I finally gave up.
Topkaki Palace – while I was drawing this, an adorable German high school girl who’s spending a year in Istanbul came over to chat and show me her diary and her sketches.
The shoeshine man across from my hotel – he was trying to get some attention from one of Istanbul’s many sreet cats, but the kitty snubbed him and walked away.
A still life that was all set up at the government art school’s café, where Laura and I stopped to thaw out our frozen fingers and got a private tour from our waiter Mehmet- an art student himself.