Bazurto Market

Bazurto Market - student project

I'm afraid to say, I didn't completely follow the assignment. This is not my favorite place-- it's more like a place that intrigues me--which goes to show that you are free to bend the rules! 

I chose to illustrate this market because it was always a place that fascinated me while I was living in Cartagena. It's chaotic, grimy, colorful, and whenever I passed by the market on the bus, I noticed that everyone would plug their nose. It's the place to go if you want to experience local culture in Cartagena, beyond the touristic zones. But I'll warn you--like everyone has warned me--bring your tiny purse and nothing more.

Here's a photo of my brainstorming. I also wrote out a list of some other ideas: 

Bazurto Market - image 1 - student project

My rough pencil sketch:

Bazurto Market - image 2 - student project

Pen drawing:

Bazurto Market - image 3 - student project

Final Illustration: 

Bazurto Market - image 4 - student project

Sarah Shaw

Artist & Educator