Manchester Northern Quarter

On my last day in Manchester a few of us met up and sketched in the Northern Quarter. I decided on this scene because of some whimsical sculpture and moulding on a building but in the end I didn’t even draw those in. I started by drawing a few quick squares in pencil to mark vaguely where the main buildings were. I then moved on to watercolour before drawing the scene on top in ink. I would maybe have liked a few more line colours but I only had blue and black to hand.

16 thoughts on “Manchester Northern Quarter

  1. Thanks for showing the development of your drawing – it helps me understand the colour to detail way of working. I have so far done it the other way round but don’t like the tendency towards colouring in that this brings!

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          1. Yes, it was so hard to fit everything in! I enjoyed the Shari Blaukopf workshop most and it complemented the Jane Blundell workshop, which was useful but less focused on urbansketching. A close second though was the Richard Alomar parks workshop which will help me as I often draw in parks and green spaces in towns. Ialso enjoyed the tree activity with Robyn Bauer.

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