Tuesday, February 24, 2009

South Bank


This is a replica of the Golden Hind that sits outside a pub called the Anchor. This was a specific target of mine on the day because I had happened upon it by accident with Angie some years ago and was determined to draw it on this trip. This is the best angle I could get on it in terms of finding a spot to park myself. The drawing itself doesn't tell you a whole lot about the ship but I was really happy with it.

14 comments:

Anita Davies said...

I would have been happy with it too, great sketch!

Hans Jenssen Illustration said...

The beauty of this one is that you could certainly have done the same sketch 250 years ago, and probably had the same pints as well. If you had been alive then, obviously, and not too busy having smallpox and rampant tooth decay. Dude!

Isabel said...

great series those London sketches

dominique eichi said...

Beautiful sketch, it is just a delight to find your work in my dashboard.

Sheila said...

Sketches like these transport us back in time. LOL, surprised you noticed I was up before the kids yesterday and was able to hit the blogs before breakfast! Continued safe travels and awesome sketching!

Stephen Hall said...

You come over here, sketching OUR scenes ... Your views are fantastic, really, really impressed! I walk past these places so often and you bring them to life. One sketch I will have to do is of Battersea Power Station from the north side of the Thames, there are two rusty cranes in front. If you get the chance, go and see!

Ed said...

I used to drink in The Anchor. It's next door to the Financial Times building (which is not worth drawing)

Larry said...

Love the sense of depth in this one with that dark foreground pole. Great!

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emikk said...

The compositional qualities alone is outstanding....in my book anyway.

wagonized said...

I am loving your sketches from England. This one in particular.

Stephen Gardner said...

I'm back home now, but I have to say how much I have enjoyed hearing from you all. Still got some English sketches to post and then back to the bars I guess.
Actually I intend to sketch New York with this same kind of enthusiasm, we'll see.

Chad Wallace said...

These London drawings are amazing Steve... I'd say stay in England and keep drawing, but then whose tab will I put drinks on at the Society?

clare said...

This one is my favourite.

Ira Robbins said...

Beautiful sketches all! Golden Hind especially enjoyed as it brought me childhood back. Solid work!