A holiday from sketching architecture

January 16, 2012 | Leave your thoughts

I spent my two week summer holidays at home sketching around Sydney as if I was a tourist. I feel I didn’t sketch much architecture… but from the look of this post I did more than I realised….

My first day was the ultmiate tourist day … I ended up sketching that buidling again (the Sydney Opera House)
Summer! 23FR_09 SOH from Botanic Gardens
Summer! 23FR_10 SOH Between the shells
Between the shells – the door to the left is the loading dock! I drew another two sketches of this building on that day… but won’t bore you with them.
Summer! 23FR_08 Cadman Cottage
On the other side of Circular Quay….
Summer! 23FR_07 Circular Quay West
Just up the road from that.
Summer! 24SA_03 Back to Martin Place
On my second day (which was Christmas Eve) I sketched the tree in Martin Place with the GPO tower in the background. This seems SOOO out of date and old news now doesn’t it!
Summer! 24SA_07 Hyde Park Barracks Exterior
Then a morning in a great museum – The Hyde Park Barracks
Summer! 24SA_12 Picasso Chair and Art Gallery Exterior
Afternoon in the Art Gallery and then I sketched the exterior of the buidling at closing time.
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After Christmas I went up to the BLue Mountians for a few days and although my focus was grand vistas I did sneak a few building sketches in…
Summer! 27TU_05 Mt Victoria Lunch
Managed to sketch architecture in the background during lunch
Summer! 27TU_06 Mt Victoria Buildings
And then a few cute buidlings in Mt Victoria.
Summer! 28WE_10 Blackheath looking for dinner
A shop in Blackheath….

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During my second week I have some days at home, and then sketch meetups with some of my Sydney sketching friends
Summer! J04WE_03 Queen Victoria Building
a quick sketch of QVB
Summer! J04WE_06 Cute old Substation
An abandoned sub station with the Harbour Bridge in the background
Summer! J05TH_04 Auburn Gallipoli Mosque
The Mosque at Auburn – home to the Turkish community… the start of my world tour of Sydney suburbs.

I will leave my final day’s sketching for another post!

So.. I suppose I did a fair share of architectural sketches even when I think that I am not…


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