An Incomplete Drawing

Coloured drawing of St Giles Crippplegate church tower

I can see this church from my living room window and started this drawing last Sunday. I’d no sooner begun that I was wondering what I’d got myself into. I kept drawing until things started to look a bit more wonky and then left it for a while.

It seemed like such a daunting drawing that I kept avoiding going back to finish it but at the same time I felt like I wanted to ‘draw a line under it’ before moving on to the next one, like it was hanging over me a bit.

So today I got back to it, finished off the brick and stonework (mostly) and decided that I wouldn’t draw any more of the building. As far as I know, there’s no rule that says I have to draw the entire church or nothing at all. It’s going to stay incomplete but with a bit of colour and that’s OK. Now I feel like I can turn the page and move on. Phew!

9 thoughts on “An Incomplete Drawing

  1. Connie Lissner Reply

    I like it unfinished. Finished drawings are overrated. πŸ™‚

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      I like your way of thinking Connie! πŸ™‚

  2. Joy @ Joyfully Green Reply

    I agree with Connie–I love it just as it is! Good call to stop where you did.

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thanks Joy. It was starting to feel like a bit of a slog and little things were going wrong so I’m glad I stopped when I did too! πŸ™‚

  3. Joanna Reply

    I agree with the above, the unfinished drawing is charming!

  4. Peter Bryenton Reply

    There are no rules. Lovely work and story.

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thanks Peter!

  5. Shirley Levine Reply

    Beautiful just as it is!

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thanks Shirley!

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