Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Drawing Pellegrini's in the Sketchbook Project

I didn't set out to draw iconic Pellegrini's but actually, it makes perfect sense in a Melbourne-themed sketchbook. I sat down for a coffee on an outdoor table at Self Preservation cafe, just a few doors down and when I looked up, there it was, the famous Pelligrini's frontage. It's so iconic, in fact, it's become a bit of a standard old-world romantic background in the wedding photo circuit.


You can see that I spilled my coffee, which annoyed me momentarily, but then I saw it as a serendipitous accident. Now I'm just unsure whether to leave it as is, or finish with colour. I took a photo on my phone for colour reference, but I'm not sure if I'll just go and mess it up. Part of me thinks it would be nice to just leave it in pencil with the coffee stain providing the flavour, so to speak.

I wasn't planning on going the tourist-angle in my sketchbook and covering all of the main attractions but I'm not actually sure what to tackle next.

So here's a call to Melburnians: what else should I draw in my sketchbook? I've already done Captain Cook's cottage, State Library, entry to Centre Place and a random poster pole.

And non-Melburnians: what kind of city scenes would you like to see of a place you don't know, or don't know well? Is it iconic stuff or off-the-beaten track locations?

All suggestions welcome!