View Full Version : WDE Feb 11: The Shambles (painted version post #16)

Charlie's Mum
02-11-2012, 12:01 PM
Initial pen drawing - directly from screen, on 440gram watercolour paper - about 1 hour.
I intend to add colour - but posting this 'just in case'!:)

I've been down the Shambles many times - and the higgledy-piggledy houses, settling low after all the centuries, makes the addition of modern windows etc a nightmare -they're level, the architecture is not! - so perspective always looks odd:lol:
It's still a delightful place to be:D

Thanks for looking.


02-11-2012, 01:51 PM
Hey Maureen:wave: looking forward to colour:clap: when these were built the builders started off pretty straight then they went to the pub for lunch,then they went crooked:)

02-11-2012, 02:07 PM
Amazing results, Maureen! Even more amazing that it was done directly from the screen! This takes loads of skill! :clap:

02-11-2012, 03:00 PM
I love what you've done to this, Maureen. Super crop. I'll be back to see it when you've added colour - but it really doesn't need it. The drawing stand on its' own merits.

02-11-2012, 04:35 PM
Beautifully drawn Maureen, I can feel the history of the place.

02-11-2012, 05:16 PM
I know it well, Maureen. A fascinating place altogether. Your sketch captures the quaintness with a delicate touch.

02-11-2012, 06:28 PM
Terrific drawing Maureen, love it. Lil

02-11-2012, 06:32 PM
Maureen...as usual...this is wonderful!!

02-11-2012, 08:49 PM
Great sketching and Now you've gone and done it ... I want to comeback to see that place :D

02-11-2012, 10:32 PM
Great sketch that captures the higledy piggledy street beautifully. Well done.

02-11-2012, 10:37 PM
Oh, nice crop! Super sketch.

Vivien Maloney
02-11-2012, 10:45 PM
Looking good Maureen - looking forward to the color.

02-12-2012, 01:08 AM
Very good sketch Maureen :thumbsup: I ll check for colors

I love those wonky houses, it is said that to check the horizontal level workers were filling up a glass to the top and rest it on the surface to adjust, once they were pleased with the level they drank it as a reward and it was'nt water in the glass:lol: this can explain certain pieces of art in archithecture at the end of the day

02-12-2012, 05:36 AM
I do like this sketch - it really has charm. I'll check back for the next installment.

02-12-2012, 10:20 AM
Superb work Maureen, love the crop, love the Shambles, whenever I'm there I always tend to look upwards and imagine what it would have been like years ago when they threw their slops etc., out of the windows, sort of makes you nervous:) Hope you find time to add colour, look forward to seeing it. Thank you so much :)

Charlie's Mum
02-12-2012, 10:51 AM
Thank you all for your comments - they're much appreciated:)

About 30 mins to add watercolour.
Scan made the magentas a bit bright - tried adjusting but thought better just to leave it - they look a bit more muted in reality.

Thanks Mo - I enjoyed this and should really do more paintings from our heritage!


02-12-2012, 12:28 PM
Great job. I hadn't considered how tough it would be to install modern, square windows into buildings that had settled askew.

02-12-2012, 01:23 PM
I love the way it is sketched Imelda

02-12-2012, 01:41 PM
Beautiful, delicate drawing and the color is also done with restraint. Looks like an old fashioned illustration.

02-12-2012, 02:33 PM
Looks like a scene from Mary Poppins! Great job Maureen! It really looks like a fascinating place and I would love to go poking around in those shops.

02-13-2012, 08:16 AM
this is fabulous maureen, great perpsective

02-13-2012, 09:12 AM
I think this street and the architectural design throws a loop at everything we have learned aout basic perspective...But Maureen you have captured it well ...great sketch...and terrific finished painting!

02-13-2012, 09:24 AM
Wow, Maureen, great details!

02-13-2012, 09:46 PM
A hard to do one, well done!! I like both the drawing and the colored in version. Do you happen to know how old this area is? I would love to have an afternoon to explore this street! Kurlie 8-)

Colorfur Critters
02-14-2012, 01:58 AM
What a great painting! I loved it before you painted it too.

02-14-2012, 01:33 PM
Icing on the cake! Beautiful!

Charlie's Mum
02-14-2012, 05:22 PM
Thanks everyone:)

Kurlie - many of these buildings date from the Tudor period - HenryVIII and ElizabethI being the best known outside of england probably. - 1500s.

There's a super Museum in York - underground - about the much earlier period and Viking invasions - includes smells :lol: - and you travel around it in little boats. Jorvik (http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/the-vikings/)

02-14-2012, 07:22 PM
Wow. This is great!

02-15-2012, 05:40 AM

02-15-2012, 09:17 AM
Wonderful drawing!

02-16-2012, 06:06 AM
Very nice with the color Maureen it could'nt be better:clap::clap:

02-16-2012, 06:29 AM
I love it. The addition of colour makes it sing!

02-16-2012, 11:15 AM

02-17-2012, 06:51 AM
You were very brave to tackle this subject. But you pulled it off!:)