Sketching on the Nile



During the summer of 2001, the crown prince of Nepal shot up his
family, causing civil unrest in Kathmandu, and disrupting thousands of
travellers to the small Himalayan kingdom. Including me. Forced to
cancel my trip at the last minute, I found myself on a week long cruise
down the Nile with only my Moleskin and a Murikami novel for comfort.

My website is which primarily shows my work as a graphic designer, though I do show more sketches there too.

By Philip Regan
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3 thoughts on “Sketching on the Nile

  1. These are gorgeous! Maybe you felt you were stuck but what a fantastic place to be stuck: the rich history and the mystery of the Nile, the Valley of the Kings, wow! Great drawings!

  2. I am insanely jealous!!! Visiting Egypt has been a dream of mine for years and years. These are brilliant sketches. I particularly like your choice of sanguine colored pencil (or maybe conte pencil?) for some of the sketches it really captures the feel of the ancient desert sands, the stonework and the heat. Breathtaking!

  3. Thanks for your comments Alice and Jan. For the record I certainly wasn’t unhappy being in Egypt at all. It was somewhere I had always wanted to visit (and I would certainly go back). I was just a little surprised to be there when I was expecting to be in Nepal. In retrospect it was one of the best weeks of my life. All by myself surrounded by pensioners I just relaxed, sketched, photographed and read my book. I’ve never had the opportunity since to do anything like that, now I’m married with a child!

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