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!!

I started earlier than normal but just had to do a few quick sketches to start my day

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)

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!!

BTW this was a good earl grey tea (not that you care- I know…)

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!

Next, another important building by Francis Greenway – my hand was back to normal now – I would love to go back and sketch some more…

Lunch and another earl grey – sketching is tiring work!

Group photo – 2 missing from this – Rayni and James – I took the first one hence the insert

Sketchbook group photo!

A few more looser sketches (starting to get tired) from the hospital courtyard – there is so much to sketch in this part of town.

Back at T2 Tearoom Macquarie Centre on my way home

Map summarising the day… Wow this is my most productive sketchcrawl – and in fact I am still buzzing from it!

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