Holy Trinity Church, Stratford upon Avon


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This was sketched in June 2015. I was checking on Stratford upon Avon on the internet that morning when I saw images of this church and felt compelled to sketch it. I therefore did a quick lunch break sketch, in about twenty minutes or so, with a marker pen. This is an A5 size sketch (approximately 5" x 8") on cartridge paper.

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Wonderful! Every line is well placed and adds to the effect. Perfect rendition of rainy reflections. Amazing you did this in twenty minutes.
Very nice Balaji. I love the crisp lines of the church and the dramatic value contrasts.
Another wow! from me. Your sketch of the church and surrounding trees is excellent, and I am really enjoying the reflections in the water. Terrific work, Balaji! Impressively detailed for the amount of time you spent here.
Joy, Anne, and Terri...Thank you.
Nine years ago I had not yet developed the hand tremors that I have now. I very much doubt if I could sketch this in twenty minutes now. But, if you look closely, even then I only created the illusion of details. I was looking at the reference on the screen of my mobile phone and my phone, then, was smaller than my current one. I think that too helped me to not get lost in the details. Also, I always tend to sketch quicker (even now) with marker pens. I think it is something to do with the ink flow and the fact that I do not have to keep switching pens to vary line widths.