Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gowanus Canal


This is the Gowanus Canal at the point where the F train crosses it. At least I think that's what it is. I do so love industrial ugliness.

9 comments:

Gillian said...

I agree - industry and decay has it's own unique beauty. Lovely sketch, Stephen.

Munich Newman said...

Nice one NY-Steve.
Is that yer pitt pens? Looks like it could be though there's some crazy shit going on in there man.
Really nice sketch

Chad Wallace said...

You make it work my friend!

Lucia B. said...

You are right, old industrial buildings and structures are often very interesting. I like the composition of your sketch, the way this bridge appears as a great door in a wall made of iron, with the city beyond the treshold.

Moish said...

I'm feeling at home. Nice.

memi said...

I think that it is beautiful.

Pyracantha said...

I love industrial ugliness. But it isn't ugly to me. I wish I could draw more of it. It's hard to get a vantage point to draw from in an industrial area. I like to draw construction sites too.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks everyone, I'm trying to get out when it's not too cold so I hope to have more like this soon as it's my favorite subject matter.

Fraser, this was done with a ruling pen dipped in ink and a water brush with a touch of water color.

travelingsuep said...

This is a fabulous industrial sketch. I am very envious of anyone who can capture the scale & essence of industrialisation.