Urban Sketches 2017-18
These black and white ink drawings were done on location in various parts of Brisbane. The cars, the overhead wires, signage and other street furniture were included to provide a response that has the integrity of immediacy and a recognisable accuracy, unsanitised and with a touch of humour.
I am a keen walker and most of my subject matter was discovered on foot, finding shady spots on which to perch and draw.
Some of these drawings produced a little further afield. I have driven as far as Rathdowney, Kilcoy, Springbrook, Rosewood and Coolum. I tried to choose unusual angles that one could discover while walking. I really wanted to achieve the illusion of a third dimension. Even though they are black and white, I have tried to employ every gradation of gray in between so that the colours of Brisbane can still be felt even though the colour has been removed.