Monday, 1 August 2016
In Wren's footsteps
[By James Hobbs] A big thanks to Pete Scully for his excellent sketchcrawl around St Paul's on the weekend before the Manchester Symposium. Apart from sending me to places I had never ventured before, it was an excellent place to meet people from Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, France, Germany and more who I got to know better, although too briefly, at the symposium. And there were plenty of London regulars in Manchester also – it's a great city, and I'd be back there to draw like a shot.
Here are a few images of the sketchcrawl around St Paul's.
Pete's brief history lesson on the steps of St Paul's. (It's 350 years since the Great Fire of London.)
Nick Richards in action.
Lis Watkins, Jason from Portland, Oregon, and Pete draw near Paternoster Square.
And our final meeting place at the foot of the Monument. These were two excellent sketchcrawls in amazing weather on consecutive days – Trafalgar Square and around St Paul's – thanks to Jo Dungey and Lis Watkins also for organising the Trafalgar Square day.
I've posted some images from Manchester on Instagram.