Leuven City Hall

Leuven city Hall

This took me a little longer than expected, but I finally got it done. A tricky piece.

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Leuven City Hall, preliminary sketch

Leuven 1

Apologies for the muddled presentation – this is a pencil sketch just about ready for penning. I don’t usually spend this much time in preparation for a sketch, but I knew that this was going to take time. I think I took the photo back in 2017, and it’s complexity may be one of the reasons I’ve waited so long before starting it… 🙂

Seems I have a little more time now though, so…

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Moto Guzzi Sketches

MotoGuzzi 850

Ages ago (2014 I think) – I did a sketch for a friend of a Moto Guzzi 850 for a friend of his (inset sketch, lower left) . I was looking for some larger paper to sketch on recently and found these sketches that I had forgotten in a large sketch block I had unpacked from my recent move. I’m amused to see that, obviously, I had imagined that a lower viewpoint of the bike would be better, but later chose the (better, I think) higher view so that I could show some background. You can see the quick proto-sketch for what would be the final at the top,

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The Dom, Köln

Dom

Evelyn and I used to live quite close by to the Dom, and I took numerous photographs of it at the time as I thin k it’s an amazing building. I was looking through all of my old photos last week and decided I would start to catch up on some of the drawings I had intended to do and never got around to. This sketch was better to do from a digital photo then in life, as, iirc, I had to step into the middle of the street to get this view.

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Rua Agusta, Lisbon

Rua Agusta

A sketch I did from a Patio in the Rua Agusta in Lisbon. This was nearly 2 years ago, and I never got around to posting it. The subject matter was tricky and took a little longer than most of my sketches because of the complexity of the architecture. Definitely a 2 pint sketch!

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XK120

Brit CD XK120

Catching up… a sketch from British Car Day last September (!) of a lovely Jaguar XK120 with a gaggle of XJSs in the background.

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Land Rover

Land Rover

Very cool and slightly beat up Land Rover from British Car Day this past September.

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Angkor Wat

Ankgor

Apologies for the hiatus between work – I’ve been away and for various reasons was not submitting on the fly. Regardless – Evelyn and I were in Malaysia and Cambodia and I’ll start with the most obvious – a sketch of Angkor Wat. Amazingly impressive, and – being there in the off season it was less busy than I had expected. The weather though, was enervating. We’d already been in Kuala Lumpur for a week and a half when we headed off to Siem Reap, but nothing could prepare us for the oven that Cambodia was! We spent about 2 and a half hours in Angkor Wat, and would have liked to have spend more time but the heat drove us back to the AC in the car… 🙂

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61 Vette

Vettes61

A lovely 1961 Corette I saw at the “Woodbridge Cruisers Hwy 27 Car Show”. The owner was very friendly and gave me a run-down on the car and all of it’s interesting quirks which was fascinating.

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1972 Lancia Fulvia

Fulvia2

Evelyn and I were sitting on a Patio on the Lakeshore last weekend when this beauty pulled up. I yakked with the owner a bit and had a sit in the car – (the seats are much more comfortable than they look). I really do love spring.

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