Sketchcrawl 26 – Macquarie St

February 27, 2010 | Leave your thoughts

A really great sketchcrawl today – 14 people and we explored the most important and historic street in Sydney on a gloriously warm (but not hot) summers day!!
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_01 Early Morning
started earlier than normal but just had to do a few quick sketches to start my day
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_02 St Marys
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I decided that I wanted to get into the city early and to take 45mins to do a building sketch – a slow down (rather than a warm up)
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_03 Meeting Cafe
We met up at a café which was a great way to start a sketchcrawl – food and drink, chatting and most people got sketching straight away!!

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BTW this was a good earl grey tea (not that you care- I know…)
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_04 Barracks
The Hyde Park Barracks is the first refined building to be built in Australia. I have been reading some architectural history in preparation for today – so added some notes down the side.
I had the strangest shaky hand at this time – look at my linework. At work I nromally draw the wobbly architectural lines but this was me trying to draw straight. Don’t know what caused it as I felt calm – just my hand was shaking! Weird!

100227 Sketchcrawl 20_05 St James
Next, another important building by Francis Greenway – my hand was back to normal now – I would love to go back and sketch some more…
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100227 Sketchcrawl 20_06 Lunch
Lunch and another earl grey – sketching is tiring work!

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Group photo – 2 missing from this – Rayni and James – I took the first one hence the insert
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Sketchbook group photo!
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_07 Hospital Courtyard
A few more looser sketches (starting to get tired) from the hospital courtyard – there is so much to sketch in this part of town.
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_08 Afternoon Tea
Back at T2 Tearoom Macquarie Centre on my way home
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_09 Map
Map summarising the day… Wow this is my most productive sketchcrawl – and in fact I am still buzzing from it!

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