I'm having a few technical issues posting on the main Urban Sketchers
homepage (which I'm hoping will soon be resolved) but thought in
the meantime I would post here, as my recent work has definitely been
inspired by Barcelona. I had a drawing expedition Thursday afternoon
into Manchester city centre. Firstly a quick warm up sketch and then a
couple of more ambitious cityscapes. Anyone who did James Richard's
excellent workshop at bcn will probably recognise I'm channeling
Placa Catalunya with the G-Mex drawing...I drew the foreground first
then added the buildings behind. The square was crowded with Manchester
City fans as G-Mex was hosting a pre-season launch event. Very gloomy
dark Manchester skies and a lot of rather sombre Victorian buildings in
brick and sandstone meant I found myself using a very limited colour
palette throughout, what turned out to be, a very productive afternoon of sketching.
St Peter Square, Manchester
Here's a sketch from another miserable afternoon (weather-wise!), sketching
with the Manchester group at the Whitworth Art Gallery. At the end of
the session there was just time for a quick sketch and seemed a great
opportunity to use non waterproof ink...thanks again to Norberto Dorrantes for a fabulous workshop!
Oxford Road, Manchester
Such a brilliant time in Barcelona, and I'm aware I only scratched the surface, so many people to meet, so much to inspire....so many new sketching friends. Until next time I wish you all well.