Drawing outside

It’s been a while since I shared some outdoors drawings. These are the most recent ones, in no particular order. 

 

Church in Penge.

For the drawing above I was standing in the open whilst it was snowing/drizzling. I realised quite soon that drawing on damp paper wasn’t going to work. I left it unfinished. For now. Until a sunny day calls in the near future.

Whitechapel Gallery

For this drawing of Whitechapel Gallery I stood in the cold after watching a couple of exhibitions (William Kentridge and Guerrilla Girls). It was done quickly and with very cold fingers. I am pleased I did it, despite the wonky buildings and awkward proportions.

Church in Bromley

 

Church in Bromley.

I drew these two churches  after work. I learned not to draw when I’m too tired to think clearly. As in previous cases, there may be a next time. Hopefully well rested and with a clear mind -so as not to cut the bottom of a building off-

London view from Blackfriars Bridge

I was doing some errands in London and I noticed it was getting dark. Before getting on the tube I checked the view from the bridge. The sky was still pink, I quickly grabbed my pad and pens. I happened to carry a red watercolour pencil that day.

Croydon Town Hall detail

I had some time before the arrival of my bus, so I took longer with this drawing of Croydon Town Hall.

Sydenham Rail station, early morning

Trafalgar Square

National Gallery

Tower Bridge and City Hall

On the last drawing my pen ran out of ink. Luckily I had a spare pen with diluted ink (one of my experiments) and was able to finish the image.

 

Some other views of London places can be seen on my previous posts here, this with ink drawings,  and here

Thanks for reading this and checking my drawings.

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