Founded in 1123, austerely beautiful and hidden in the middle of Smithfield, Great St Bart’s is one of London’s oldest surviving churches. With sumptuous interior decorations and beautifully formed Romanesque columns, arches and vaulted ceilings, it has appeared in Fours Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare In Love, Sherlock Holmes, Jude, The Golden Age, Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves and a host of other award winning films and TV specials. A superb location for drawing architectural perspectives.
Trevor gave a very helpful short tutorial on setting up drawings, perspective, using grid lines, diagonals and division to achieve accurate positioning – then bringing in the more emotional side of the brain but keeping the division.
Some of these basic geometric techniques taking me back to my technical drawing classes at college!
I spent an hour or so putting these into practice working in pencil, viewing down the north aisle; it was a challenge but rewarding. The sketch here will be developed later and possibly get a little watercolour.