Sketching Oxford Town Hall

The Oxford Town Hall is described as ‘Jacobean’ in style by Wikipedia and, when you look at it, it is quite a complicated building. That is probably why it hardly ever appears in sketches – it is just too daunting! Nonetheless, I’ve been building up to draw more complicated views around Oxford so I thought I’d try sketching this imposing and rather ornate building.

Sitting at one of the many bus stops opposite, here’s my view…

… and my sketch in-situ.

The sketch above is about as far as I got in one session – and because of the perspective I was also running out of paper!

I later went back and added some additional drawing on an A2 sized piece of paper. After various cutting and pasting, here is my completed sketch, below.

Oxford town Hall

Here are some links to some of my other recent sketches

Sketching the Randolph Hotel

Drawing Old Tom Tower at Christ Church College

Drawing the Randolph Hotel, Oxford

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