Monday, August 30, 2010
EDM 284 - Draw your downtown
I chose to draw these buildings because I really liked the red windows and plants in the boxes, and the curved window on the right side building. But mostly, I was completely charmed by the way the sky and clouds were reflected in the windows.These buildings really are side by side and are on Stephen Ave right in the heart downtown. Most of the buildings along here are historical and original, and protected. During the day only foot traffic is allowed, which opens it up to cute kiosks that sell everything from sunglasses to bratwurst on a bun. All the many restaurants place tables and chairs outside, and the business people sip their lunchtime beers under umbrellas. On this day, I sat on a wrought iron bench in the sun and listened to a wonderful jazz trio playing. That's why they say "Summertime, and the livin' is easy".
Pigma pen and watercolor pencils in Moleskine. It took me a long time to complete this drawing, but I'm quite pleased with it.