Library with a View

Liverpool Central Library recently underwent a substantial refurbishment, during which it acquired a roof terrace boasting impressive views of the city. The vista takes in landmarks from St George’s Hall to the tops of the Liver Buildings. I visited the terrace for the first time yesterday, accompanied by my trusty A5 sketchbook and fine line…

A Crisp Winter’s Day in Port Sunlight

It can be tiring and frustrating being tied to the computer, picking up emails, replying to emails, picking up more emails, replying to more emails… Last Friday I decided to ‘bunk off’ for a few hours and flex the drawing muscles in Port Sunlight. I’d been waiting for a decent weather forecast for a few…

Up the Liver Building, Quick

Today’s sketch is the third in a series of small sketches made relatively rapidly this week depicting Liverpool landmarks (previous two: Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, Liddypool’s Metropolitan Cathedral). This drawing depicts the Royal Liver Building on Liverpool’s Pier Head. As with the previous two sketches, I worked from fairly old photographs, one of which this time…

Liddypool Metropolitan Cathedral

Today’s pen and ink-type sketch was made to the same ends as yesterday’s artwork depicting Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, for the forthcoming Winter Arts Market at St George’s Hall in Liverpool. The sketch above was made this morning and depicts Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. I made today’s sketch on Daler Rowney watercolour paper. The approximate size of…

Liddypool’s Anglican Cathedral

I’ll be taking part in the Winter Arts Market at St George’s Hall in Liverpool this Sunday (8th December 2013). Landscape art depicting ‘local’ landmarks tend to be those most popular with visitors, so I thought I would try to do a few smaller, affordable pieces during the course of this week (time permitting), to…