January 25, 2013

The Three Pubs of Chartham



On my recent trip back to the UK I was able to spend time with my parents in each of their three local pubs. The Artichoke (middle drawing) has to be my favorite, this 15th century old inn has three working fireplaces and a well inside. Great beer, great food and what I really like about it, no television, how many places would even dare to be so bold?

13 comments :

Tin Salamunic said...

Absolutely spectacular drawings!!!

Rolf Schröter said...

beautiful - and very appealing institutions

Nicholas Morgan said...

Fantastic drawings! Great job.

gabi campanario said...

These sketches are so timeless and elegant, instant classics. And I'd be happy just having one "local pub" like those in my hood!

memi said...

These are some of my favorites from you ever- the love and warmth of going home shows through.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks everyone, sketching was a great release for me whilst I was back, as were the pubs themselves.

Memi, coming from you, that means a great deal to me. Thanks again.

VHein said...

Melanie said it--absolutely lovely!

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks again, I have a few more I'll post soon, I have forgotten just how important it is to get feed back. Thanks again.

Ea Ejersbo said...

Lovely! these drawings make me want to be there - very charming buildings.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Ea, I really enjoyed my time back in England, these drawings made it all the more special to me.

Murray Dewhurst said...

Superb pubs! I'm intrigued by your ruling pen technique too, would like to see that in action sometime.

Stephen Gardner said...

Hey Murray, I'll have to get my wife to film me sometime, I'll keep you posted.

Murray Dewhurst said...

Sounds good Stephen. I have a ruling pen from the 'olden days' (as my kids like to call it) where I used to apply white gouache highlights and reverse type on my marker visuals. Could be fun to drag it out again.