in the middle of our street

varsity theatre, davis
On Sunday I had to get out to draw. I cycled downtown and stood on a bench (yes, stood, so I could see over the large vehicle in the way) on 2nd Street and drew a famiiar scene, but this time as a double-page spread in that lovely brown pen I have. I do like drawing these panoramas. This took about two hours, maybe less, stood in the shade on that bench. The funny thing about standing so high is that people don’t look over your shoulder quite so much. One other thing about sketching these panoramas is you have to scan them in two sections, stitch them together, and then they are so hard to post. If you want to see a bigger version, click on the image above. Below, you can see how big it is in real life. And the thing is, I intend to redraw this as a bigger and more colourful drawing.
sketching 2nd street

Here is a close up of the middle section, for those who can read the tiny writing and are interested in the movie times…

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5 thoughts on “in the middle of our street

  1. Myra H says:

    Fantastic panorama! I love all the details down to the show times! Looking forward to seeing the larger, more colourful version.

  2. deb says:

    Great panorama!….I too have been working in this format and am liking the scope of the drawings that come out of it. Your larger and colored version will be a treat….always enjoy your work.

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