Sketchcrawl at Rugby World Cup

Our small group met at Auckland’s Waterfront, a focal point for much of the World Cup festivities. It was nice to meet a few new sketchers, very hard to get into sketching though with the huge crowds (made up mostly with visiting French, South African and Welsh supporters), and plenty to look at with street […]

A famous Irish World Cup victory!

I was lucky enough to be at Eden Park last night for Ireland’s sound beating of Australia 15 to 6, what a match! Ireland’s loose forwards were on fire all night, their forwards dominating up front so the Wallabies just couldn’t get their game together. The atmosphere and singing was huge, in fact sounding more like […]

Countdown to Rugby World Cup Kick-off

In a soccer (football) mad world, rugby doesn’t really feature. In rugby (you know, the one with the oval ball) mad New Zealand however, as our national game, it’s huge – especially when you’re hosting the World Cup!  Auckland’s waterfront has been converted into rugby central with large screens, new buildings like ‘The Cloud’ below (sketched in […]