Monday, 27 May 2013

Space Rocket in EC3


St Dunstan in the East


 Central Line, South Woodford
                                                
Have now drawn 32 spires. There are 52 Wren churches hanging around in London but they don't all meet my criteria of being interesting enough or more importantly, coming to a single point at the top. I'm not interested in towers as such, they don't appeal to my sense of aesthetics. Spires, steeples, and domes soar, towers just sit there.

Random tube travelers and coffee shop dwellers continue to populate my site. Not that I just draw anybody, practical considerations aside, like, can i see them well enough or worse, can they see me; it's whether there are enough edges to be able to draw a clearly defined form in a short space of time. Once they've gone, they've gone.

Monday, 13 May 2013

This is what I do


St Giles in the Fields           Costa, New Oxford Street

Just the other day, i was thinking, "I draw people and I draw buildings, why?" I could say that one is an antidote for the other or that drawing in pen keeps me very focused on the job in hand and that drawing people gives my urban work a touch of humanity. But the reality is, there is always a coffee shop close to a church.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Forgiving St Boltoph


         St Boltoph without Aldgate. Fineliner 139 x 88 mm

Got the bulk of it done yesterday then went back this morning to give it a little more stability at the base. Four visible sides and two with curves is what made this such a headache. I am now a world authority on Houndsditch, Bevis Marks and Camomile Street. But it's all over now. 

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Some Churches!


           All Hallows on the Wall. Fineliner 139 x 88 mm.

This is a nice church. I spent a very agreeable hour in its company on Saturday afternoon. Things went according to plan. In the morning, however, St Boltoph without Aldgate has developed some personal vendetta against me and refuses to sit nicely and behave. I really don't know why, I have lavished it with five visits and twice as many hours. Fine, I shall go and find other spires who have a much more accommodating disposition. If I do manage to nail it though, I shall of course, be very forgiving.