I like to draw buildings

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    For the past few years I’ve spent ages drawing and painting buildings. I love some of the quirky architecture that we take as granted around here. I’m not religious, but churches are my absolute favourite buildings to visit and I’ve learnt a lot about dating parts of them. I also love traditional pubs.
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    Pub in Rugby
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    Church Yorkshire. Its built on marshland and has been sinking for the last 800 years
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    Another pub, this one in Yorkshire
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    Pink house on a hill

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    Digital sketch of a clock tower (procreate on ipad)
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    Digital sketches of Governor’s House in Edinburgh. Im still learning about Procreate and drawing on the ipad. In some ways I like it more than pen and ink, in other ways I don’t. Jury’s out :lol:
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    I edited your posts to make the attachments full size so they appear inline in the posts.
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    They said I was MAD to build a castle in a swamp. I built it anyway. It sank into the swamp.
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    Here’s a sketch of a fisherman’s cottage in Mullion Cove, Cornwall.

    As a background, I used sketching as therapy for a while. This was one of the first I did after I broke my index finger of my right hand pretty badly. I tripped while having my fingers looped through the keyring of a big set of keys. It should’ve been a minor fall but as I put my hands out to catch myself the keys acted as a lever and the keyring as a noose. I snapped the bottom bone of my index finger clean in half, dislocated and fractured my knuckle and basically it was an almighty mess to put right :soma:

    I still can’t grip pens and pencils like I used to but it is a lot better and I’ve developed a pencil grip with my middle finger now anyway.
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    Ouch. :stars:
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    My finger hurt reading that...
    Then it fell in the swamp, so I built a new one :meh:
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    Fab! :)
    I'm downright agnostic (which is probably an ironic phrase), but I LOVE medieval cathedrals, and Renaissance iconic art.
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    Some of the smaller minsters and parish churches have amazing decorative architecture! I can't get over that some parts are over 1,000 years old. I love the history of them. There's one not too far from me that has a massive 8m Neolithic monolith in the churchyard.
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    I love the lighting on this one!
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    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    I think it was in a novel I once read - a Brit was visiting someone in the US, and the American was bragging that the place they'd be staying was almost 100 years old. The Brit expressed amazement that anybody could think of that as "old." :lol:
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    That’s so funny :lol: I love the look of some buildings in the US tho, especially the 20s era.
    One of my first office jobs was based in this building... it was built in 1388 as a bishop’s manor. The walls were maybe 3ft thick in places. If they could talk, hey. Bet they’ve been the backdrop of a few dramatic scenes. King John spent Christmas there one year.

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    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    1388??? Wow! We have a colonial historical building in my town being restored because (as the saying goes around here) George Washington slept there. It's probably the oldest house in the county, and it's still 400 years NEWER than your place! :O
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    I think I like traditional watercolour and pen better than Procreate, although I have seen some amazing artwork done with the software.
    I’ve spent waaaay too much on Daniel Smith paints this weekend but I’m really taken with their Primatek range, which are the ones made with mineral pigments. They’re just perfect for stone and brickwork imho.
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