I met with the Auckland Urban Sketchers to draw some historic buildings on Elliott Street, which covered the brief for EDM Day 27 (draw something old). To be honest, no buildings in New Zealand are very old, but it’s all relative!
Elliott Street is right in the main shopping area of the city so we attracted quite a lot of attention from curious passers by. I even had my portrait taken by an art student doing a photography project. I was too surprised to think to ask for a copy!
I managed two sketches: one view included Elliott Stables building, which now houses a food court; the second was a faster sketch of the side of Smith and Caughey’s (a department store). I added the colour to the second sketch at home.