Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fire Station with Chinese-Style Roof in Binondo

On the way to my weekly Saturday trip to Ongpin, I deliberately stopped just before crossing San Fernando Bridge to sketch the often unnoticed fire station located on the right.  I have been wanting to sketch the structure since it caught my attention due to its Chinese-style roof two weeks ago, but have not find the time to do so until today.

Faber-Castell PITT Artist Brush Pen, Black Fineliner; 2 hours

I started with a light pencil sketch of the major parts of the structure.  Close attention was given to the distance between the levels of the structure, making sure that the whole picture will be depicted in proportion and that I do not allot too much space to one part leaving no space to another.

Thanks to the nearby Citibank branch which provided me with a wall to lean against and kept me dry from the drizzle, though my view from where I was standing was partially blocked from time to time by parking cars and trucks.  I had to move to another position to complete the details.    

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