Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Cable Everything

           Corner of Pierola and Santo Domingo, Arequipa. 

Today I reverted to type; well, wires, cables, posts, lights, and all strung up with a 0.3 fineliner on an A6 postcard. Wish you were here.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Trans Continental Drift

               From the roof looking West, Arequipa, Peru. 210 x 297 mm

For line drawing, Arequipa is brilliant. A huge mass of masts, poles, pipes, water towers, cables and bill board supports. But the colours are just too good to ignore too. So having packed my paints and forgotten to bring my brushes, I had to buy some more; and then make use of them. Apologies for the dark photo.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

It all stacks up

  South Woodford, from the westbound platform. Fineliner 149 x 210 mm

    Whitechapel, from the station bridge. Fineliner 149 x 210 mm

Two more very hot days looking at chimneys and the like. Those stacks that have been around a while, with crumbling mortar in the brickwork, mismatched pots and a variety of aerials gesticulating madly into the sky, are really just an extension of the people who live beneath them. 

The Revenge of the Serpentine

From 'Diana's Dresses' drawn from the telly 

Brilliant programme. Emotional but certainly not sentimental. It's still strange she's not here anymore though. I always loved this dress and even though it was known as 'the revenge dress' I never saw any spite it in. To me it was an amazing piece of couture, and like a description by P L Traver's in Mary Poppins, "looked liked she had just torn a piece from the sky and wrapped herself in it." 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Animator and Urban Myth

Nathan Brenville, drawing in Leather Lane today outside the wonderfully presented Ministry of Coffee and Social Affairs. Excellent landscape exhibition going on inside 14-16 Leather Lane, EC1

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Events Management

Drawing children is a whole new ball game. Some stay still, some don't. Getting a good likeness within a tight deadline is not for the faint hearted. And it was boiling hot. Fortunately, I made it to the end of the day.