Dingo Flour

Cycling back from Fremantle I stopped by the iconic (and heritage listed) Dingo Flour building, owned by Great Southern Roller Flour Mills Ltd. I sketched the same view almost exactly 5 years ago (25 June 2015) when the silos were still standing to the left of the main shed and it was rather rusty then (renovated in 2016 – new corrugated panels and repaint). 20200621_154648

Fremantle after lockdown

Fremantle slowly opening up again after the COVID-19 lockdown. The Fremantle Markets still aren’t open yet (probably too hard to control people numbers and social distancing inside) but cafes and shops opening again. Lots of people about on a beautiful sunny winter’s day (plus the usual cars/utes/motorbikes rumbling up and down the terrace…poseurs!). Quick and rough sketch of Gino’s cafe plus the back lane (Essex Lane).20200621_11455520200621_154059

Quick sketches and slow sketches

The page on the left are very quick sketches of a seagull which was constantly moving…wary of me but kept approaching hoping for food. Mostly drawn directly with ink (De Atramentis document black) as a blind contour, then the grey wash is painted on with a Pentel Aquash (Water Brush) filled with water and a few drops of black ink to produce a grey tone (can build up in layers of grey if needed as the ink dries). Beak and legs drawn with a red watercolour pencil (Faber Castell) the colour softened and blended with a water brush in places…creates rather “wonky” but dynamic sketch…

Right side of page is a slow sketch…trying to get the shape of the boat on the water, shadows, reflections, drape of the sail cover and rigging…creates a more precise but static sketch…20200608_114043

Perth Cultural Centre Sketching

Out with the Urban Sketchers Perth for a sketch-meet post Covid19 lockdown…so long as we’re appropriately socially distanced we can get out sketching together again….so lovely to see fellow sketchers again. We met outside of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and I sketched an old building on nearby Beaufort Street plus people passing by the Urban Orchard near Perth Train station20200607_13545820200607_133402