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Kimchi Asian Grocers in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, which I drew on location over a year ago but just painted. This was about where I realised the street was not as flat as I thought, and I had to start hoisting some of my rooflines up so that they stayed in the same scale.  #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #archisketch #architecturesketch #melbourne #streetscape #fitzroy #cityofyarra #accordionsketchbook #watercoloursketch #shopfront #drawnonlocation #drawing #melbournearchitecture #victorianarchitecture #bockingford

Kimchi Asian Grocers in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, which I drew on location over a year ago but just painted. This was about where I realised the street was not as flat as I thought, and I had to start hoisting some of my rooflines up so that they stayed in the same scale. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #archisketch #architecturesketch #melbourne #streetscape #fitzroy #cityofyarra #accordionsketchbook #watercoloursketch #shopfront #drawnonlocation #drawing #melbournearchitecture #victorianarchitecture #bockingford ...

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Saint Porres Barbers in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. I'm a bit embarassed to admit that my eyesight is so bad that from across the road I completely misread the signage of this barber shop when I drew it over a year ago now. Obviously covid had appeared because the barber and customer are masked behind the window. I draw these long streetscapes over many weeks so things change as I go, and boy has covid changed our world as we know it. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #archisketch #architecturesketch #melbourne #streetscape #fitzroy #cityofyarra #accordionsketchbook #watercoloursketch #barbershop #shopfront #drawnonlocation #drawing #melbournearchitecture #victorianarchitecture #bockingford

Saint Porres Barbers in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. I'm a bit embarassed to admit that my eyesight is so bad that from across the road I completely misread the signage of this barber shop when I drew it over a year ago now. Obviously covid had appeared because the barber and customer are masked behind the window. I draw these long streetscapes over many weeks so things change as I go, and boy has covid changed our world as we know it. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #archisketch #architecturesketch #melbourne #streetscape #fitzroy #cityofyarra #accordionsketchbook #watercoloursketch #barbershop #shopfront #drawnonlocation #drawing #melbournearchitecture #victorianarchitecture #bockingford ...

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Slowpoke Espresso in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, drawn on location pre-covid but only just painted. I have a big backlog of painting to catch up with. It would be so nice to sit in a cafe again but it isn't possible with current lockdown rules. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #archisketch #architecturesketch #melbourne #streetscape #fitzroy #cityofyarra #accordionsketchbook #watercoloursketch #cafesketch #drawnonlocation #drawing #melbournearchitecture #streetfront #victorianarchitecture #bockingford

Slowpoke Espresso in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, drawn on location pre-covid but only just painted. I have a big backlog of painting to catch up with. It would be so nice to sit in a cafe again but it isn't possible with current lockdown rules. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #archisketch #architecturesketch #melbourne #streetscape #fitzroy #cityofyarra #accordionsketchbook #watercoloursketch #cafesketch #drawnonlocation #drawing #melbournearchitecture #streetfront #victorianarchitecture #bockingford ...

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This has been a very extended painting of My Beautiful Laundrette in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. I drew it over a year ago while sitting outside the housing commission flats opposite with my fellow sketchers. It was in the days before covid. I was approached by a gentleman who said he painted the dragon on the walls - which I have to say highlights the building beautifully. I only just finished painting this week, attempting to create shadows without losing the colour. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #archisketch #architecturesketch #melbourne #streetscape #fitzroy #cityofyarra #accordionsketchbook #watercoloursketch #laundromat #drawnonlocation #drawing #melbournearchitecture @mbl_my_beautiful_laundrette #victorianarchitecture #bockingford

This has been a very extended painting of My Beautiful Laundrette in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. I drew it over a year ago while sitting outside the housing commission flats opposite with my fellow sketchers. It was in the days before covid. I was approached by a gentleman who said he painted the dragon on the walls - which I have to say highlights the building beautifully. I only just finished painting this week, attempting to create shadows without losing the colour. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #archisketch #architecturesketch #melbourne #streetscape #fitzroy #cityofyarra #accordionsketchbook #watercoloursketch #laundromat #drawnonlocation #drawing #melbournearchitecture @mbl_my_beautiful_laundrette #victorianarchitecture #bockingford ...

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The Magic Lantern Studio, 155 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. For years I admired this carnival and circus inspired studio with a puppet theatre in its window. I drew it on location before the first covid lockdowns in 2020, sitting outside the housing commission flats opposite. By the time I was able to return it had disappeared and been replaced with a for lease sign. What a loss to the community. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #archisketch #architecturesketch #melbourne #streetscape #fitzroy #cityofyarra #accordionsketchbook #watercoloursketch #magiclantern #drawnonlocation #drawing #melbournearchitecture #victorianarchitecture #puppetshop #bockingford

The Magic Lantern Studio, 155 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. For years I admired this carnival and circus inspired studio with a puppet theatre in its window. I drew it on location before the first covid lockdowns in 2020, sitting outside the housing commission flats opposite. By the time I was able to return it had disappeared and been replaced with a for lease sign. What a loss to the community. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #archisketch #architecturesketch #melbourne #streetscape #fitzroy #cityofyarra #accordionsketchbook #watercoloursketch #magiclantern #drawnonlocation #drawing #melbournearchitecture #victorianarchitecture #puppetshop #bockingford ...

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What to do during yet another lockdown when I can't draw in my favourite street? Painting the backlog it is then, and so good to get those watercolours sloshing. This is a process shot only to show how big it is, but I spent many more hours trying to get it to pop. From My Beautiful Laundrette to the odd building that used to house Umago cafe - with a power pole going right through the verandah roof. Drawn over many Tuesdays in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, starting before we went into our first lockdown last year. When I got back to finish it the puppet shop had gone.  #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #archisketch #architecturesketch #melbourne #streetscape #fitzroy #cityofyarra #accordionsketchbook #watercoloursketch #wip #workinprogress #drawnonlocation #drawing #melbournearchitecture #victorianarchitecture

What to do during yet another lockdown when I can't draw in my favourite street? Painting the backlog it is then, and so good to get those watercolours sloshing. This is a process shot only to show how big it is, but I spent many more hours trying to get it to pop. From My Beautiful Laundrette to the odd building that used to house Umago cafe - with a power pole going right through the verandah roof. Drawn over many Tuesdays in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, starting before we went into our first lockdown last year. When I got back to finish it the puppet shop had gone. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #archisketch #architecturesketch #melbourne #streetscape #fitzroy #cityofyarra #accordionsketchbook #watercoloursketch #wip #workinprogress #drawnonlocation #drawing #melbournearchitecture #victorianarchitecture ...

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