A boat trip around the island of Bressay and on the spectacular cliffs and gannet colonies on Noss was a treat we saved until this week.
Drawing on a boat brings its own challenges, the boat is never still...
|a view from inside the Orkneyman's cave to the open sea beyond|
but the speed of drawing brings new life to sketches of dramatic rock structures.
|The giants leg, Bressay|
It was wonderful to get so close to the wildlife, the gannets and bonxies put on a good show and the seals (encouraged by some generous fishermen) were entertaining.
|Charlie - the enormous fisherman's favourite|
More sketches on the Shetland Islands sketchbook page...