Monday, 14 December 2015

Sketching London from a height!

A Few weeks ago I was lucky to be invited to join a group of artists to sketch from the comfort of an office on the 32nd floor in Moorgate. It was amazing experience to gradually see London light up as the sky darkened. The views were incredible. The iconic curved dome of St Paul's Cathedral caught my eye, standing out in contrast to the numerous
gridded lines surrounding it. There was so much going on that I thought the only way I could capture this was through mark making, layering and pattern. The second drawing is the view of Finsbury Square, which you can get a brief glimpse of in the bottom corner with the Gherkin peeking through in the background. I tried to capture the density of the scene. It was great to see everyone’s impression of a challenging view. Thanks to James and Carlos for arranging such a great afternoon.



  1. Terrific works - congrats on capturing the density in a lively, interesting, fun approach.

  2. These are fantastic Julie! I never know how to tackle these kind of cityscapes but your drawings really leap off the page with perfect blend of economy and attention to the colour scheme too

  3. Thanks Nathan......I am experimenting with colour at the moment and trying to avoid using black lines so much.


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