Urban Sketching: Hardimans in Kensington

An urban sketch of the Hardimans...soon to be closed down.  Done by Marta Tesoro aka Rabbit Town Art using copics



Hi!  How is everyone tonight?  I went sketching with the Melbourne Urban Sketchers on Saturday and it was a lot of fun!  The photo below the drawing was taken by Angela Williams, who organized the event.  I used to live around this area and it's a familiar place where many things have stayed the same and which one of my normal haunts have disappeared.  There used to be a really nice bar in this area but it changed into a burger joint.  I wasn't too happy about that and I wish I drew the place when I had the chance since it was super quirky and interesting.  I also wish I tried all their cocktails...

I drew the Hardimans and I was informed that the place has been sold and will soon be a Beer Deluxe in the near future. I am glad that I managed to draw it before it became that then.  Like a little piece of history in a drawing.  It was done with fine liners, no pencils and colored with copics.

I have been a bit stressed, trying to get everything done at work before my trip, been answering freelance work emails after hours and sorting out jobs already by the time I get back.  Some clients though...seriously, I just want to scream sometimes and say that I am a creative and not a mind reader! I need a direction of what somebody wants drawn and not a vague idea.  It can be...rather frustrating.  Still, I am grateful that I get paid to be creative.  The latest dream would be to focus on my own art direction and people buy my work and I can make a living with just that.  Ah...the dream...