Gorgeous Buildings and Bristol Concert Orchestra Poster

I just love to draw gorgeous buildings.  Yes I know, it does sound strange coming from someone who regularly talks about Budapest - St Stephen basillicahow much I enjoy drawing an animal roaring, leaping and generally being beastly.

The thing is, buildings have a lovely contrast to the speed and kind of energy used in my drawings of living creatures.  My style doesn’t change but I like the results I get when applied to a structure – giving a solid building a life and character of its own.

Watercolour painting of a house by Drawesome Illustration, Laura Elliott,

Painting of a person’s home. Private commission.

I like searching out the details with my pen or pencil, working with the weight of the line to add depth, finding which colours to bring out, and quite often when I’m taking time over these longer drawings, I find myself ‘in the zone’ happily spending hours drawing a building to life.  This is true for when I’ve worked on private commissions for people’s homes, as well as various landmarks.

One of the buildings I’ve painted is St Mary Redcliffe in Bristol.  This 4th July, Bristol Concert Orchestra – the oldest orchestra in Bristol – will be performing at St Mary Redcliffe as a venue for the first time.  I’m very pleased to have my artwork displayed on their poster adverting the event at this exciting time for the orchestra.  Poster for Bristol Concert Orchestra's performance illustrated with a painting of St Mary Redcliffe by Drawesome Illustrations, Laura Elliott

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Bristol Buildings in Watercolour

As you’d seen in an earlier post, I’ve been enjoying drawing buildings from around Bristol. Here are some of the sketches in watercolour fruition:

Below is Bristol Temple Meads train station; a lot nicer to look at than some of the more modern stations…

Here is Saint Mary Redcliffe church, which I’ve drawn before but had not painted until now.

I really enjoy drawing grand buildings like these, the details really pull me in and when I’m drawing them, the time just flies by without notice.

Architecture from Bristol

I’ve had these on my computer for a little while, and I thought it’d be nice to share.  These following images are a collection from visits into Bristol, some buildings, some statues, some little out-take sections but to me, all of them beautiful.  Especially the pigeon on the Burke statue…

Bristol Cathedral, near college green

Saint Mary Redcliffe church

cold, dark and a little bit creepy, Saint John's Crypt was definitely full of atmosphere.

Statue of Burke and some other details from other buildings.

Statue of William III, in the centre of Queen's Square

A building just outside of Bristol Temple Meads train station.