Shop Frontages & Apartments


Love the washes of colour Alan as well of course as the sketching. Feel I could just walk in through the archway.

Lovely Alan, I'll be waiting to read it. I love drawing architecture but it's something I struggle with.

Thanks Sandra… Denise… I’ve passed on plenty of top tips to get you started on the right footing!

Brilliant Alan. With you writing so many features have you ever though about writing your own book about techniques and so on.

Thanks Russell, if I could find a publishers that would be interested in the marketing and finance side of it, I could be tempted!

Like this a lot Alan and those colour washes work really well

Love this. Sort of moody with enlightenment. Oxymoron, I know, but it’s what I see.

Excellent the way you do these.

The architectural details are expressed so well without fussy detail Alan. Pen and wash really suits this painting, a medium I would be terrified to use.

It’s beautifully drawn and coloured Alan.

Great work Alan. Super washes and great detail on the buildings.

A fine piece, nice and loose and the opposite of an architectural drawing but captures the character of the place really well.

Terrific work.

Gorgeous Alan -love those colours

Lovely design and washes of colour for these shop frontages and apartments Alan. Nice highlighted effect too, with len and ink fine line!

Thanks guys, greatly appreciated as always!

An “Alan” It’s super.

A lovely sketch as ever, with beautiful variation colours!

I look forward to reading it. Lovely palette!

Great detail but I like how it’s lovely loose application Alan.

Hang on Studio Wall

Pen and watercolour wash in my Stillman & Birn A4 Beta sketchbook. One of a series I’m working on titled ‘drawing architecture’ for a forthcoming double feature in TA.

About the Artist
Alan Bickley

Having studied fine art and graphics at both Stafford and Derby college, my career working as a graphic artist and latterly as editorial artist with Northcliffe Media Ltd, has kept me constantly in touch with all aspects of art and design. Painting mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolour, my…

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