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Thinking it was going to pour with rain today, I organised to meet my fellow sketchers at the Pony White cafe in the back streets of Fitzroy. Annoyingly the sun shone through the windows at us, as if to mock, but regardless we had a lovely morning drawing the inside of the cafe and unsuspecting staff and customers (my apologies there, but I had to glue together my people from  a range of arms and legs as they moved around). Lunch was interesting and out of the usual and definitely hit the spot. #urbansketchers #usk #urbansketching #melbourneurbansketchers #fitzroy #cityofyarra #cafesketch #watercoloursketch

Thinking it was going to pour with rain today, I organised to meet my fellow sketchers at the Pony White cafe in the back streets of Fitzroy. Annoyingly the sun shone through the windows at us, as if to mock, but regardless we had a lovely morning drawing the inside of the cafe and unsuspecting staff and customers (my apologies there, but I had to glue together my people from a range of arms and legs as they moved around). Lunch was interesting and out of the usual and definitely hit the spot. #urbansketchers #usk #urbansketching #melbourneurbansketchers #fitzroy #cityofyarra #cafesketch #watercoloursketch ...

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Here's the full sketch I did today at the corner of Collins and William Streets, Melbourne. A few leaves were left on the street trees, pretending it is autumn rather than winter. View sjrtched from the No 3 tram stop for the route 11 Melbourne tram heading towards Docklands. #helendraws11tram project #helendrawsmelbourne #urbansketching #usk #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #urbansketchersaustralia @yarratrams #number11tram #melbournetrams #route11tram #watercolour #sketchedonlocation #melbourne

Here's the full sketch I did today at the corner of Collins and William Streets, Melbourne. A few leaves were left on the street trees, pretending it is autumn rather than winter. View sjrtched from the No 3 tram stop for the route 11 Melbourne tram heading towards Docklands. #helendraws11tram project #helendrawsmelbourne #urbansketching #usk #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #urbansketchersaustralia @yarratrams #number11tram #melbournetrams #route11tram #watercolour #sketchedonlocation #melbourne ...

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Last Tuesday was a tad wet and chilly in Melbourne, and our sketching clan hid from the cold at @sircharlesfitzroy on Johnston Street. This was my view from the window where I sketched and sipped at a warm chai. We had to swap seats at one stage to expand the view. Lovely to spend a morning with @alf.green @diannecolk @auntyfrank @pixelationstudios and Zeki 🙂
#usk #urbansketchers #urbansketch #urbansketchers #johnstonstreetfitzroy #fitzroy #archisketcher #architecturesketches #melbourneurbansketchers #bockingford

Last Tuesday was a tad wet and chilly in Melbourne, and our sketching clan hid from the cold at @sircharlesfitzroy on Johnston Street. This was my view from the window where I sketched and sipped at a warm chai. We had to swap seats at one stage to expand the view. Lovely to spend a morning with @alf.green @diannecolk @auntyfrank @pixelationstudios and Zeki 🙂
#usk #urbansketchers #urbansketch #urbansketchers #johnstonstreetfitzroy #fitzroy #archisketcher #architecturesketches #melbourneurbansketchers #bockingford
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A cold and windy Melbourne day in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. I finished drawing the super tricky Metropole Hotel with angles all over the place. Keep watching to spot it on the right. The South Fitzroy Post Office - once the Champion Hotel - is on the left. Drawn over about four Tuesdays, with huge gaps due to lockdowns.  #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #urbansketching #streetsketch #buildingelevation #archisketch #architecturesketch #brunswickstreetfitzroy #cityofyarra #australiapost #championhotel #melbournesketch

A cold and windy Melbourne day in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. I finished drawing the super tricky Metropole Hotel with angles all over the place. Keep watching to spot it on the right. The South Fitzroy Post Office - once the Champion Hotel - is on the left. Drawn over about four Tuesdays, with huge gaps due to lockdowns. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #urbansketching #streetsketch #buildingelevation #archisketch #architecturesketch #brunswickstreetfitzroy #cityofyarra #australiapost #championhotel #melbournesketch ...

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Sketching the super challenging Forum in Melbourne today with @lunchsketch and @jodiwileyart - apparently it was my idea??!! It's an amazingly intricate building, complete with towers, magical griffins and patterns galore. I remember going to the movies there as a teenager more decades ago than I am prepared to admit. This took me a few hours and I was grateful that I wore my thermal underwear :) #helendrawsmelbourne #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #usk #melbourneforum #forumtheatre #forummelbourne #bockingford #melbournecity #sketchbook #archisketch #architecturesketch #heritagebuilding #melbourneheritage

Sketching the super challenging Forum in Melbourne today with @lunchsketch and @jodiwileyart - apparently it was my idea??!! It's an amazingly intricate building, complete with towers, magical griffins and patterns galore. I remember going to the movies there as a teenager more decades ago than I am prepared to admit. This took me a few hours and I was grateful that I wore my thermal underwear 🙂 #helendrawsmelbourne #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #usk #melbourneforum #forumtheatre #forummelbourne #bockingford #melbournecity #sketchbook #archisketch #architecturesketch #heritagebuilding #melbourneheritage ...

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I've had a lovely mothers' day festival. It even included bubbly at our exhibition and new art materials! This is my test of a Neef David Taylor plein air travel brush. It's a size 10 but the mix of taklon / squirrel hair lets you get a fine point as well as a lovely watercolour wash. Yes, I'm feeling very spoilt!  #watercolourbrush #neef #watercolour #artmaterials

I've had a lovely mothers' day festival. It even included bubbly at our exhibition and new art materials! This is my test of a Neef David Taylor plein air travel brush. It's a size 10 but the mix of taklon / squirrel hair lets you get a fine point as well as a lovely watercolour wash. Yes, I'm feeling very spoilt! #watercolourbrush #neef #watercolour #artmaterials ...

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I feel very chuffed to be part of the Black Cat’s 40th anniversary group exhibition - can’t wait to see different views and renditions of this iconic bar. If you are in the area over the next couple of weeks drop by to check it out. See if you can spot the work of my fellow Brunswick Street sketchers, @diannecolk and @auntyfrank too!  @blackcatfitzroy #artexhibition #brunswickstreet #brunswickstreetfitzroy

I feel very chuffed to be part of the Black Cat’s 40th anniversary group exhibition - can’t wait to see different views and renditions of this iconic bar. If you are in the area over the next couple of weeks drop by to check it out. See if you can spot the work of my fellow Brunswick Street sketchers, @diannecolk and @auntyfrank too! @blackcatfitzroy #artexhibition #brunswickstreet #brunswickstreetfitzroy ...

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