Saturday, 23 May 2015

135. The Pagoda at Kew

HB Pencil, Pilot G-Tec C4 and 
Caran d'Ache Neocolour II 
in Handbook Travelogue Journal, 5" x 5"

Again, this was drawn and painted after the fact and I started using pencil so I could get the slightly increasing bulge of the structure right. I then applied pen and ink, wax pastels and this time applied a wash of just water.

Other sketches in a Daler Rowney cartridge paper sketchbook
before and after applying a wash


  1. Love the colours and loose line work, looks so much better than the photo!! You've captured the greens and shadows beautifully!!

  2. Thanks Az, that's really kind. x

  3. It has been many, many years since I was in Kew and was delighted to see the pagoda. Wasn't it built in the 18th century sometime?
    Tell me, are the dragons still on it? Quite a sight for my young eyes when I first went there.
    Love the feeling pf perspective you captured and the color of the pagoda is beautiful.

    1. Hi Julie, thank you for your kind comments. According to the Kew website, the Pagoda was built in 1762. They say there have been many restorations but the dragons were never replaced although they discussed replica dragons in 1979. I was very lucky to have been taken to Kew on more than one occasion with my school.