Saturday, September 26, 2015

Aotearoa: A Sketchpacker's Diary

I've been on 3 trips so far this year, but I still haven't finished my sketches from Hong Kong and Bandung from April and May. Thankfully, I've just completed my sketches from New Zealand (actually all but 2 blank pages that I left out with intentions to draw my packing list). I'll put up the drawings from my earlier trips in the coming months, but here are the New Zealand sketches for now. Enjoy!

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Christchurch Cathedral. Ruined by the earthquake in 2011.
They still haven't decided what to do with it.
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View from the Tranzalpine train ride
from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass
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Franz Josef Glacier
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10-15 minute sketch at Haast Pass, where we dropped
some of our tour group mates for their river cruise.
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Arrowtown
Queenstown
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The view of the Remarkables mountain range from Queenstown.
Drawn during breakfast.
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In case anyone is wondering, that's 2 different types of wool on the left.
Skyline Queenstown
TSS Earnslaw



Milford Sound
Te Anau
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Dunedin
First Church of Otago
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Moeraki Boulders
Steampunk HQ
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You should really check the Medieval Mosaic out.
Lake Pukaki
Lake Tekapo
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Kaikoura
Ohau Stream
Picton
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Interislander Aratere
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Incredible work by Weta Workshop at the Te Papa museum.
Giant soldiers created to the last detail, pores, eyelashes and all!
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Bulls - likely THE most punny place in the world!
Lake Taupo
Tamaki Maori Village
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Agrodome
Te Puia
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If there's only one reason for a Tolkien fan to visit New Zealand, this is it.
Hobbiton Movie Set
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Waitomo
Auckland
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Auckland Art Gallery
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Remember to put your Manuka honey in your check-in luggage!
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In case anyone is interested, we took this tour.
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That's all for now, folks! Kia Ora!