Monday, April 16, 2007

Trellick Tower.

I can see this building everyday from my window at work, it's an intriguing shape from far away. So yesterday, I went very close to it and discovered this incredible abstract pattern.



I also saw this shop on my way back, just next to the tower, translation in English is "The Dogs Bollocks". Couldn't see what they sell inside, French Patisserie maybe?

25 comments:

Malcolm said...

This seems a little different, style-wise, compared to some of your other sketches here. I like it. :-)

My recollection (which may be unreliable, since I haven't seen this building in about five years) is that Trellick Tower is in a urban-looking environment, but I like the way you have omitted most of the surroundings and it could be in a much more peaceful environment.

Mattias said...

It starts me thinking of a rocket launch, great sketch

Jörn Gebert said...

wonderfull flat, i think i must visit london now

max said...

Hi Stef, great stuff, splendid sketch and superb subject.
I love that architecture too, I used to hat it but now that I'm getting used to it I don't know where I stand anymore. There's an incredible Tower of probably the same era around here that I want to go a sketch since a while now and will go when I have a minute, maybe you want to come round too for some sketching and lunch.

Eric Hutchison said...

Good job of matching perspective as well, Stefan. I love how the lines slowly even out as they get closer to your eye level.

David said...

i've looked at your past posts and I've gotta say that it's amazing how versatile an artist you are. I'm just starting to concentrate on drawing and I've been introduced to a couple styles, but the skill set you possess just simply blows my mind away. keep at it - you're awesome

Anonymous said...

Genialissime! Tu viens de me donner une idee lumineuse pour mon histoire de rangement de ptite voiture avec ton dessin!Merci Stephane! Qu'est ce qu'on ferait sans toi!

mish said...

I nearly lived in this building about 9 years ago - but the neighbouring area was certainly not as welcoming as you portray it in your sketch. . .I guess the sun and Stef make everything look a little less scary.

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

will you draw my harley?

Stef said...

Of course cher Ami. I think I'd like to draw the one still in parts actually.

Oscar Grillo said...

I wonder if you would like to live in such an "interesting" place....I used to live quite near, in Notting Hill Gate, not far from Portobello Road.

Stef said...

- Malcolm, I haven't ommitted the surrounded environment, from the angle I sketched it, this is what I could see, the buildings around are very low. But you're right, it's very urban around it.
Thanks :)

- Tack Mattias. It does look like a spaceship launch base.

- Thanks Jörn.

- Thanks Max! I can't eat and draw at the same time.

- thanks Eric.

- Well, thank you very much for your compliments David, much appreciated.

- Bon Laure ca suffit maintenant.

- Thanks Mish, it's still the same there, I sketched as fast as possible, not the most romantic place.

- No Oscar, I wouldn't like living in this tower. This is quite far from notting hill gate, as you know, very different atmosphere around there.

PMBC said...

Absolutely great architectural drawing.

PaulSketch said...

i love un-rulered building sketches!! This one is really nice! Must have been fun to go up close to a far away mystery

dintoons said...

oh this is SUCH a beautiful sketch!! you're style of rendering is really unique and inspiring!! :)

Smook said...

I have no idea where that is, but I really like your sketch, Stef! Good luck with the exhibition, and most of all, Congratulations on the wedding!

JL said...

I like this drawing. Not so much about the drawings that you mix hand drawing with computer. Of course that is just my opinion...I realy like to see more of this kind.

Robb said...

Hi Stef . . . your sketches are always humbling and I look forward to visiting your site almost everyday.
I know this is the typical, boring and uninspired question to ask, but . . . what medium is that? looks to die for

Oscar Grillo said...

I know "The Dog's Bollocks" very well. I even shopped there.

Terry Banderas said...

Really like this artwork. I like the combination of ink and watercolor and the looseness that you produced.

Jeff Shelly said...

Hi Stef
I like how you colored this.

Polyminthe said...

ca c'est marrant,je l'ai remarque la semaine derniere cette drole de tour mais de l'autre cote a ce qu'il me semble..

richtuzon said...

A building...I love it.

Nathan Fowkes said...

I've been going back and looking at some older posts that I've missed. Absolutely love your sketchbook pages.

Stef said...

- Thanks pmbc

- It was interesting Paul.

- Thanks Dintoons.

- Thank you very much Smook! Exhibition, wedding... I'll have a heart attack after all this.

- Thanks jl. Agree with you, I wanted to do a small watercolour again, mixed with other media, the pleasure of "painting".

- Hi Robb, thank you very much for your kind words. This is not a boring question at all. This is watercolour and colour pencils. The outline (the sketch) is a small waterproof marker pen.

- What did you get there Oscar? couldn't see whqt they sell.

- Thanks Terry.

- Hey man! thanks.

- Alors si tu l'a remarquee de l'autre cote Sylvain, tu devais etre bien loin au Nord de Londres. Travail tu a Londres maintenant?
On se voit bientot pour l'expo?

- Thanks Rich.

- Thank you very much Nathan, means a lot to me. I've been trying to paint again last weekend, being inspired by your fantastic watercolours.