A couple of Manchester pubsPosted: September 19, 2016
I’m finally getting around to scanning some of my Manchester sketches from this past July. Better late than never, I guess. I know I’ve posted this one of Peveril of the the Peak Pub already, but that was from an iPhone photo on location. The colour is never that accurate on those posts, so here’s a proper scan. I sketched this early one morning, before the start of the Urban Sketchers Symposium, and so glad I did because later in the week this was probably the most sketched building in Manchester and I might have had to jostle other sketchers to get a good vantage point. Have a look at this post to see some other takes on this iconic meeting spot.
Every evening after the long days of sketching workshops and activities, sketchers gathered at Peveril of the Peak to have a pint and… sketch some more. While waiting for a friend, I sketched one of the hanging baskets on the corner of the building, along with a bit of the shiny green and yellow tiled facade.
During another break before a workshop, I had time to draw The Salutation, a pub across from the Manchester School of Art. I never managed to find the time to add colour to the drawing so I added it on the airplane, with no photo reference. (Can you tell I was on a budget airline with no in-flight entertainment?) It has an oddly artificial look to it, I think because I used some artistic license with the colours. There was certainly not that much blue in the windows but hey, at 30,000 feet, I guess that’s permissible.