Friday, 5 June 2015

Exposed on the roof

This is the terrace at the top of my office building. It's funny how we architects try our level best to conceal the vital innards of our buildings. The water supply pipes, the rain water drains, the electrical, telephone and TV cables but finally up on the terrace all these things burst forth and cry "Here we are!!"

Sometimes you try to go that extra mile to be extra neat even up on the roof but then your neighbour's cable TV line will somehow snake past your terrace to the next building.

This sketch is also my first try with water soluble graphite pencils. Earlier this week I went into my favourite art supply store to by a gift for someone else and ended up as usual like a kid in a candy store! Can't wait to try these out some more this weekend.


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    Greetings from Italy

  2. I used to think that only we in our part of the world had to put up with the nuisance and visual pollution of such a large number of overhead cables. But I find that this is a problem in many other parts of the world too. I wonder when we will see an end to this.
    I like the way you have sketched the water tank.