Today we registered and received a goody bag full of very exciting things. Pens, pencils, paints and four different sketchbooks! Also a water soluble pencil, which is something I’ve been wanting to try for ages. With the addition of this extra bag of stuff, myself and a few others set off in search of the sketchwalk in the afternoon. This was back past my hotel a little way and near to where I sketched yesterday. The central meeting point was Dukes 92 (look at the above sketch and guess how it got its name…) and the place was overrun by sketchers – it was brilliant and the weather was glorious.
After the sketch above we wandered a little further and I was smitten by a canal boat with a garden roof and colourful tassel bunting! This had to be the next sketch and once that was done it was time to head back into town for the opening reception at Manchester town hall.
tomorrow – workshops!