It was really windy yesterday, so windy, we gave up righting the recycling bin and left it down with the lid pinned in place. However, it being a Saturday, I had to get the kids out the house so I promised them edible tat if they would let me achieve the sketchwork required to get this exercise done.
The multi storey car park on Crane street offers a view from the top deck of the city stretching out to the hills that wrap round the back of Harnam, down to Wilton. this encompasses the city centre which due to planning laws has remained below a certain height (like Paris) to feature its major historical building, for us, the cathedral. This imeans, that when driving into the city, the cathedral is the welcoming site that greets you before entering the city and as a local, says home to me very strongly.
The wind up on the carpark was interesting and biting and as I had to be at the edge of the building overlooking the side for the view I wanted, I couldn’t draw from inside the car.So I’ll admit that the lines went down quickly, I took photos to document what I needed to complete the image and we drove home. I prefer not to have the cathedral centred in the picture, partially because of the weight in tone bottom left, but it means that I’ve drawn it different to how it is. Which is annoying because the eye gets drawn straight up the right and in actuallity its more of an easy S shape. So I’m going to stop writing and go do it again from photos. We had frost this morning and I value my fingers staying attached.
Mk II This isn’t as spontaneous and it loses something because of it, however, the fading is better, I had more time to think through the pen choice for major lines and the buildings are correct and I like the way the gap isn’t on the same line as the cathedral. I was happy with the fading in the first, although acknowledge the fading in the mid section needed beefing up. I might revisit this and big up the blue sky a bit more too…