Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sketching Melbourne Uni

Caught up with the Melbourne Urban Sketchers on the weekend at my old stomping ground, Melbourne University.

Had a coffee and pastry at Brunetti on Lygon Street first (duly recorded in the sketchbook) and when I got to the meeting point I did a loose warm-up sketch of the Old Law Quad. I've walked through those arches maybe a thousand times but never sketched them.
 

After that I settled in to draw the clock tower of Old Arts. I had many lectures in that building in my day so it was nice to record it in my sketchbook. It's been quite a while since I was an Arts undergrad but sitting there, examining the detail of the building, so many memories surfaced.

Old Arts, Melbourne Uni (Jodi Wiley)

You know, one of the main reasons I wanted to go to Melbourne Uni in the first place after I finished school was because I loved the architecture so much. So many breathtaking buildings. Daunting and complicated too (a bit like being a student, really!) but ultimately, a beautiful and inspiring place. I'd love to go back and do more drawings.

Melbourne Urban Sketchers at Melbourne University