Melbourne is actually packed full of old and interesting buildings (trying to concentrate on writing this entry whilst listening to Good Night Sweet Girl – yeah, not working out so good atm, lol. I’m a fan, sue me XD); you can’t walk down any street in the city without bumping into one.

All of the victorian-era-esque buildings that you see still standing around the city would be protected by the Victoria Heritage Register, and I love how these majestic buildings will be preserved for future generations. I was actually living in Hong Kong and was there to witness it when they pulled down the Queen’s Pier. It was disappointing to see proof of a government that would be more interested in financial gains than preserving the city’s historical landmarks… it’s not like there are many left to begin with.

Anyway, back on topic.

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Some of these buildings make for great subject matter for sketches and paintings. I’ve always been iffy about drawing buildings as my perspectives are always kind of off. But finally I bit the bullet and started sketching.

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I thought I would start off with something relatively simple.

Then I realised that it’s never simple when you have a building at an angle.

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It’s still very much a work in progress, but I plan to ink it and colour it.

I admit that I’ve lost a bit of my initial enthusiasm to finish it. All the itty bitty details on the storefront – which had attracted me to this subject to begin with – had become the reason for my procrastination.

I am an impatient person and sometimes I want to complete a piece of art, RIGHT NOW. If I don’t manage to do so, then the incomplete piece may sit on the page for quite a while. In actual fact it’s been a month, at least, since I took that photo above and this entry. In this time, the sketch has not progressed =_=

I feel guilty even writing about it. Perhaps I should go home tonight and finish it – although I have an appointment to watch Harry Potter 7.2 tonight… after HP then… ;P