Galadriel

Galadriel

This is a quick illustration I did of Galadriel, an Elf from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. I used pale, mint greens because the Elves are very connected to nature and the earth. She is also very elegant and has very light hair and skin, which is why I kept the colours light and fresh.

Chicago

On the 20th of June, I went to Chicago with some friends. It took a lot of time saving money, but it was well worth it. This was my first holiday abroad without family or school/university.

I much prefer a city break rather than a beach/poolside holiday, as I love soaking up the culture and the atmosphere of somewhere unfamiliar. This holiday provided the perfect opportunity to see amazing architecture and meet very interesting people.

If it wasn’t for the generosity of a very close friend and her extremely generous family, this holiday would never have happened. We experienced so much, had great food, good laughs, and had the chance to experience both the tourist parts of the city, and also the secret parts that only true Chicagoans would know about. I would 100% recommend Chicago to somebody looking for a sight seeing, big city, American holiday, but would prefer something slightly more relaxed than New York City.

Here is a selection of the best pictures taken. Enjoy!

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This is the Statue of Abraham Lincoln, in Lincoln Park.

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Lincoln Park Zoo

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The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Fire of Chicago in 1871.

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The view of Lake Michigan from the observation floor of the John Hancock building.

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The ‘L’ (elevated train).

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Relaxing whilst in Downtown.

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About to watch the Chicago Cubs win at Wrigley Field.

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Trump Tower, Downtown.

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Downtown.

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The Bean.

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The Art Institute

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Phil, Me, Laura and Rich.

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We love Chicago!