081115 Big Sketching day

November 15, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

A big sketching day today – I filled 14 pages (7 double spreads) of my sketchbook …I was hoping to finish it soon but wasn’t sure if I would do it in one day. Met up with a sketching group at the Chinese Gardens in the centre of the city. A combination of trying to...


081108 Birthday Party

November 10, 2008 | 1 Comment

Another page made up of fragments… This one created from presents at my nephew’s birthday party – the all important chocolate cake, a book with its own railway track and wind-up train and some star wars lego!


081107 A great way to end a busy week

November 7, 2008 | 2 Comments

One of the classic views of Sydney is just 10 minutes drive from my work, without too much peak hour traffic, parking available (and not too expensive)… What a great place to come to sketch and wind down after a busy week at work…. Although a very dull, grey afternoon there was the excitement of...


081105 Unite 3

November 5, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Another two pages of the various elements that make up the amazing roofscape. I love trying to work out what is really going on from photos… How then to adequately record my exploration graphically?? And then a super quick sketch to finish off the exercise.


081103 Unite Roofscape_2

November 3, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Ok, here we go… This roofscape is truly amazing – well I think so anyway. Please bear with me as I go into raptures about the work of Le Corbusier. But just for the record, I will admit that much of his work is not pretty (many would say plain ugly) but compositionally and spatially...


081101 Le Corbusier Masterpiece

November 1, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

This is going to be one of the 101 buildings when I get to more modern times (maybe building 60-something?) but I came across this plan in my recycle paper pile during the week at work and am now going to go on a little exploration of the roofscape of this amazing building. I have...


081101 Drawing Mack

November 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

My friends little 3 year old boy spent the day playing with his lego Mack truck – so I decided to draw it. First attempt I totally ruined it with murky watercolour shadows, 2nd version I gave to my friends and then as I intended to remove my first attempt from sight did a 3rd...


081031 101_6 Pisa

October 31, 2008 | 1 Comment

Number 6 – this project is getting bigger than Ben Hur as I seem to be going down a path of doing a mini research project for each building (rather than just using my 1001 book for a few quick sketches) but it is SO much more satisfying to get a better understanding of the...