While I’m still in travel mode I’ll share three airport drawings from my recent travels.
Sydney Airport food court on our way out of Australia.
Sydney Airport food court and signage, 18 October2014, pen and ink and acrylic marker
Waiting at Guilin Airport waiting for our flight to Kunming.
The curved ceiling of Guilin Airport with ceramics for sale, 28 October 2014, Copic marker
Our return flight from Adelaide, in the Qantas Club Lounge, looking out over the airport forecourt.
In the Qantas Club Lounge, 18 November 2014, Copic marker and Pit artist pen.
Back in the land of Oz and we had barely been home for two days before we had to hop on a plane again to celebrate a family wedding interstate. I was still in a drawing frame of mind and what caught my eye over those few days were dogs.
In the airport lounge in Canberra two plastic ‘Puppy’ dogs (designed by Eero Arnio for Magis Me Too), were placed looking out onto the tarmac, waiting for some children to play with them.
Green plastic ‘Puppy’, Canberra Airport 14 November 2014, ballpoint pen
Two days later we were in the Art Gallery of South Australia and found a Haniwa dog. These terracotta sculptures were made in Japan in the Kofun period (3rd to 6th century AD) and were used as tomb markers. They are fairly abstract shapes and this one looks quite chunky. The face looks rather like that of a pig to me, but I think this is a result of the coil technique used to build the clay figures making more of a snout than a tapered dogs nose. What you can’t see from this sketch is the curled tail that of a Japanese akita dog.
Haniwa dog, circa 6th C AD, from the collection of Andrew and Hiroko Gwinnett, on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia, 16 November 2014, Copic multiliner
Finally I couldn’t leave out Sam, the Old English Sheepdog, who’s house we were staying at.
Sam the Old English Sheepdog, asleep under the table, 17 November 2014, Copic multiliner