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Flinders Street Station, Melbourne. Classic viewpoint for urban sketchers, outside Young and Jacksons Hotel. It was lovely to sketch with @lunchsketch and @alissaduke1 - it seems we became another tourist attraction to visitors and international students new to the city. Lots of questions and I think we ended up in a lot of photos, which is always easier to handle in a group. We tried to follow the sun from one side of Swanston Street to another but still ended up freezing our sensitive bits. #melbourneurbansketchers #flindersstreetstation #urbansketchers #usk

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne. Classic viewpoint for urban sketchers, outside Young and Jacksons Hotel. It was lovely to sketch with @lunchsketch and @alissaduke1 - it seems we became another tourist attraction to visitors and international students new to the city. Lots of questions and I think we ended up in a lot of photos, which is always easier to handle in a group. We tried to follow the sun from one side of Swanston Street to another but still ended up freezing our sensitive bits. #melbourneurbansketchers #flindersstreetstation #urbansketchers #usk ...

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George's Bar, Johnston Street, Fitzroy, drawn a month or so ago and painted today while sitting on a very cold metal stool which sent my nether regions numb. Part of my usual long panoramas so I didn't fit in the roofline @georgesbarfitzroy #usk #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers

George's Bar, Johnston Street, Fitzroy, drawn a month or so ago and painted today while sitting on a very cold metal stool which sent my nether regions numb. Part of my usual long panoramas so I didn't fit in the roofline @georgesbarfitzroy #usk #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers ...

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You may or may not recognise this group of brick terrace buildings in Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy now it has been made into a print. I love swishing watercolour brickiness, especially when I get to use my favourite Aussie Red Gold - a Daniel Smith watercolour. Add the occasional dab of Transparent Pyrrol Orange, maybe some random reds from my collection. Always satisfying :) #helendrawsbrunswickstreet

You may or may not recognise this group of brick terrace buildings in Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy now it has been made into a print. I love swishing watercolour brickiness, especially when I get to use my favourite Aussie Red Gold - a Daniel Smith watercolour. Add the occasional dab of Transparent Pyrrol Orange, maybe some random reds from my collection. Always satisfying 🙂 #helendrawsbrunswickstreet ...

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Each print order this week has gone up in size, which I've found quite fascinating because it gives me a chance to really zoom in on what the watercolour is doing. I love seeing how it has granulated and really just gone whichever way it wants. No pixelation here, because I scan them at such a high resolution to capture all the texture. Super big media files these!  #helendrawsbrunswickstreet

Each print order this week has gone up in size, which I've found quite fascinating because it gives me a chance to really zoom in on what the watercolour is doing. I love seeing how it has granulated and really just gone whichever way it wants. No pixelation here, because I scan them at such a high resolution to capture all the texture. Super big media files these! #helendrawsbrunswickstreet ...

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Another printy day as the cold winter winds blow outside. Every one of these brings back memories, and you can even tell the different seasons they were drawn on location. Those magnolia blossoms were fleeting so I had to dash to capture them in time. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet

Another printy day as the cold winter winds blow outside. Every one of these brings back memories, and you can even tell the different seasons they were drawn on location. Those magnolia blossoms were fleeting so I had to dash to capture them in time. #helendrawsbrunswickstreet ...

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Little signed prints heading off to a new home. I feel they make a handsome pair and I hope they spread the joy I experienced in making them!  #fineartprints

Little signed prints heading off to a new home. I feel they make a handsome pair and I hope they spread the joy I experienced in making them! #fineartprints ...

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Carlton Gardens, the Hochgurtel Fountain, and the Exhibition Buildings all in one. Sketchmeet with #melbourneurbansketchers today on a rare sunny (but chilly) Melbourne winter's day. Great turnout and lovely to meet and chat after such a long time. I came back after lunch to finish painting, so no, I didn't do it all in 2 hours! 3, perhaps? #usk #urbansketchers #urbansketch #melbournesketch #carltongardens #exhibitionbuilding #melbourneexhibitionbuilding #bockingford #sketch #panoramasketch #helendrawsmelbourne #watercoloursketch

Carlton Gardens, the Hochgurtel Fountain, and the Exhibition Buildings all in one. Sketchmeet with #melbourneurbansketchers today on a rare sunny (but chilly) Melbourne winter's day. Great turnout and lovely to meet and chat after such a long time. I came back after lunch to finish painting, so no, I didn't do it all in 2 hours! 3, perhaps? #usk #urbansketchers #urbansketch #melbournesketch #carltongardens #exhibitionbuilding #melbourneexhibitionbuilding #bockingford #sketch #panoramasketch #helendrawsmelbourne #watercoloursketch ...

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