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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
KRob Award for Travel Sketch to India
I found out about a month ago that one of my travel sketches from a trip last year to India won an award in the 2012 international KRob architectural delineation competition sponsored by the Dallas AIA. I am so excited and very honored!
If you want to see the categories and other images that received awards, go to
The competition received around 350 entries from around the world for all the categories, including student and professional, digital and hand images.
India was an amazing place to visit and even more amazing to draw. I was able to fill 2 Moleskine watercolor books with mostly pencil drawings during the 3.5 weeks my friend Nancy and I traveled.
Sketching in India and Nepal was very challenging most of the time, as people were very curious and within seconds, there was a crowd (literally) looking over my shoulder. And we were constantly on the go so I had to draw fast, usually sitting in the dirt! For this sketch, we were visiting Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar's palace compound and mosque outside of Agra. I found a spot on a platform up high where I could sit and draw without interruptions. Looking at it now, I can remember the sounds of birds, the heat and dust, the Hindi being spoken around me. I loved it and would go back to India in a heartbeat.