February life drawing session #1

Kinkaku-ji sketch

Kinkaku-ji sketch

A quick sketch from a photo I took of Kinkaku-ji temple (‘The Golden Temple’) in Kyoto. I’d go back in a heartbeat. Beautiful place. I might try and ink this one at some point. I’ll try my best not to add any silly creatures, but I’m not sure if I can help myself… . The temple isn’t actually that old, it was rebuilt in 1955 after it burned down. The site has been there for a long time and the garden was probably one of the most remarkable things about the place.

Afternoon in Kyoto

Afternoon in Kyoto

 

I left the inking like this for now. Maybe in the future I can colour it. It’s a fun combination of sketching, detailed drawing and cartoon illustration. I love the complexity of the scene with all the telephone and electricity lines. I drew this from a photograph I took myself. It was taken from a bridge of what is probably quite an ordinary street in Kyoto. The perspective was a fun drawing work-out!

 

'Afternoon in Kyoto' - detail #1

 

'Afternoon in Kyoto' - detail #2

 

'Afternoon in Kyoto' - detail #3

 

'Afternoon in Kyoto' - detail #5

 

'Afternoon in Kyoto' - detail #6

 

'Afternoon in Kyoto' - detail #4