09 November 2010

Esplanade Theatre Lobby

The new architecture of Singapore rarely interests me as drawing subjects – I much prefer to sketch the weathered boards & chipped paint of old structures, and the classic lines of a KTM Station.
But Singapore’s Esplanade Theatre fascinates me, especially the main interior lobby, where beams, roof lines and the dome's windows seem to go every which way. I bring my drawing classes here to observe and draw the “planes and masses” of one of Singapore’s most unique structures.

I did these two sketches on a Sunday morning, when the lobby was relatively quiet. And yes, I used my “Urban Sketchers Viewfinder” to crop & frame the views!