November 27, 2011

Richmond Street

SS16, Richmond Street, London
This 3 storey streetscape with the traditional business section at street level and apartments (presumably) over is in the heart of downtown London between Dundas Street and Queens Ave. The design is simple. There is elaborate detailing around the all the windows and roofline. Drawn from photo reference.

November 17, 2011

Sketching Dundas Steet

Before work on Wednesday, spent a couple of hours sketching downtown. This is view of Dundas Steet, north side, from 3rd floor of library. Started drawing the interesting brickwork on facade of The Yew Tree building, with the contrasting One Londo Place in background. Next door to that is Attic Books. I had never been there, and I had a  few estra minutes before work, so I stopped in.

Attic Books is one of the largest second hand booksellers in the country. I purchased "Historic Streetscapes of Huron County"  from April 1981, written and illustrated by Nicholas Hill. What great little book with lovely pen and ink drawings from all the small towns of Huron County, where I grew up. Interesting I was not charged tax, because it was local history book.

Sketch of Dundas Street

November 12, 2011

Sketching the Dog

Sketch of Mac
Sketching the dog while he sleeps, which seems to be most of the time. I have read that dogs sleep between 13 and 16 hours per day. Mac is always excited for a walk, but right after, back to the couch.

November 5, 2011

Occupy London

On Wednesday morning, went to Victoria Park to draw with Susan. I thought the "Occupy London" was larger than it really was.  All tents are in north west corner of park. Not quite sure what they are trying to accomplish or what they will accomplish, but was interesting to draw... so much architecture lately, need a change. Hopefully some more warm weather next week.