Here are the final two days of sketches from a fortnight in Melbourne April 2015. Yes this long post contains what I did in two days…. way too many cafe visits in this collection as well!
I loved catching the trains (and trams) every day. I think the Melbourne trains are perfect for sketching people because of their fixed seats in alternating directions – I haven’t scanned these sketches yet.
And then, I went to a fancy tearoom. This place is packed and normally with a long queue. I was there early so didn’t need to wait that long…but is it worth the hype? Not really. The tea and the scones were nice, and the decor of the place is stunning… oh! and the staff are very nice…. but I wouldn’t’ bother standing in a line to visit it.
Warning: this day turned into an extreme Cafe Hopping Session. Next stop (well after a little walking and doing chores), meeting up with the USK gang and going somewhere for lunch. Manchester Press – a cafe I have been before.
Paul wanted to sketch a ‘gritty laneway’ (me too!)… so guess what that involved? Yes, sitting at another cafe and ordering more drinks! This is Centre Place – somewhere I have wanted to sketch for years as I think it is the pick of the laneways. Still haven’t had the chance to sketch the view I really want to do – next time perhaps! Sadly the cafe was closing so we had to move on.
We were headed to Federation Square, but in the next block we saw this view, which could be easily sketched in comfort from the Little Cupcakes place – so another order! I was definitely tea/coffee-ed out by this stage but managed a tiny cup cake! The things we are forced to do for out art!
Oh – by the way, it is ANOTHER Flinders Street Station sketch!
And continuing the tradition, I turned the opposite direction and did a black and white of Fed Square.
The lovely waiter from Hopetoun Tearoom gave me a little gift, which I carefully carried around all day and had with my evening cuppa – and sketched of course! HUGE DAY!
Back at Federation Square (hmm, Fed Square gets a lot of sketches as well). This was a very crazy complex sketch I did very quickly. It is amazing that I didn’t manage to include Flinders Street Station in it. Hmm, before I head to the airport, do I have time for one final sketch????