I am a failed urbansketcher. But I like drawing buildings, and I like making drawings of interesting buildings that I spot overseas. I take pictures of buildings I want to draw, but I sometimes miss out crucial angles and have to search on the internet, recollect, or simply, reimagine.
We were in the United Kingdom back in February, and thus far I have only managed two pieces. (I do not know when I might get to the US pieces – we were there in September 2014 – and the Tokyo trip in spring.)
Well, the first piece is of the Eilean Donan castle. The landscape of Scotland is so beautiful but I don’t have the flair for drawing landscapes. So when I saw this castle, I thought this shall be the piece I do for Scotland.
The building I saw that cloudy day was just a dull, dull brown, and while I have seen watercolour interpretations that include the use of purple, red and orange, I am more into realism.
Oh, I love the blue of the flag of Scotland, but you get the idea here. Next, is a piece of my recollections of the houses in Chelsea. I recently learnt from a TV show that Chelsea is considered to be desirable real estate, but we were there because we were going to Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant, and it was a beautiful, chilly day decked out in a blue sky and the rare London sun.