The Strand, London

Part One.

Pen and ink on paper, 2018


Dubai Marina

Illustration of Dubai Marina, commission for wallpaper.

Pen and ink on paper, 2018


Manhattan Panorama

Three versions.

Pen and ink on paper, 2018


Manhattan in Colour

Tried something with marker pen and a bit of line; it was interesting but think it might be most effective to work on a black and white draft of the buildings and build colour from there.

Pen and ink and promarker on paper, 2018


London Skyline Monoprint

Pen and ink architectural drawings laid over hand drawn monoprint of London skyline.

 

2018.

 

To commission similar please email abigaildaker@hotmail.com


Cyprus Rooftops

Three sketchbook drawings I made this morning. The first two are from the back balcony, looking out over Paphos, the third from the side, looking back into the village.


San Miguel de Allende

Every so often a city from a commission will captivate you and for me, last year, it was the rooftops of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico that I found especially delightful; the rooftop terraces are colourful and covered in potted plants and the buildings look cheerful and intriguing whether monied or not.

First image below shows San Miguel de Allende, the rest show various stages of the rooftop panorama.


Rooftops

Drawings of rooftops. Barcelona and Jerusalem.

Pencil crayon on paper, 2018


Architectural Drawings

A selection of architectural line drawings from various places around the world. To commission similar, contact me on abigaildaker@hotmail.com


Zurich

This still has a bit to go on the left hand side but it’s likely I’ll never get round to it so I’m posting it anyway.

 

Pen and ink on paper, 2018

 

Second in series of drawings showing locations from The Bourne Identity, (2001)


London Bridge is Falling Down

I entered this piece for the AOI and London Transport Museum illustration competition. The theme this year was London Stories and after I had managed to stop thinking about Dickens and Sherlock it struck me that this was an excellent chance to look into the history of Old London Bridge. As with almost everything in London, this turned out to be an even more fascinating place than I had realised, with stories dating back 1014 and the attack on the bridge by Olaf II of Norway.

I used a number of different drawings of the various incarnations of the bridge over the years and focused on King Canute’s defence of the structure against the Viking invasion as well as the Great Fire of London and the suggestion of Eleanor of Provence as potentially being the mysterious ‘Fair Lady’ of the song. The design went its own way but I’m quite pleased with the result.

Pen and ink, felt pen and fineliner on paper, 2018.


Pont-en-Royans

Pont-en-Royans, France.

Pen and ink on paper, 2018.

 

One of the areas on the Tour de France route, 2018.


Kensington Panoramic

Panorama of Kensington and Knightsbridge areas of London, showing the V&A Museum, Natural History Museum and Royal Opera House. I may extend the detail on the right a little so that Harrods can be seen more clearly.

Pen and ink on paper, 2018


Sightsavers @ D&AD

Illustrations commissioned by Sightsavers for a display at the D&AD Design Exhibition.


Village, Sunday Evening

Sketch of the village from around 7pm til 8pm. I was trying to get across some of the changes in light we get at around that time of day as the transitions of the shadows on the building and road are rather interesting.


Marseilles

Project in which I draw places from the first Bourne film and maybe place them together in some way.

Unlikely to be updated much. This first post shows Marseilles, France.


Brussels Guidebook Cover

Cityscape of Brussels for guidebook cover.

 

Art direction by Miguel de Groote atA�VENUEZ


Bacharach

Two versions of a sketch of Bacharach, pencil on paper and pen and ink on paper.