Illustrations of Gastown buildings

Inspired by Gabrielle Reith’s project in my hometown of Aberdeen, the Introductory Illustration class I’m taking at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and my love of Always Reading the Plaque-ing, I've started a project to illustrate some of the historic buildings in Gastown.

For someone coming from a place where the *university* is 521 years old, Vancouver seems like just a wee young thing. (It was incorporated in 1886, but promptly burnt down.) Gastown is the oldest part of town and I love the look of the buildings, even if the cobblestones and Steam Clock are actually from the mid-1970s!

It’s really good for me to be drawing a little bit every day and it’s nice to be doing a project that doesn’t have an end goal in mind.

You can follow along on my Instagram page - https://www.instagram.com/randomlygen.

Cordage Building illustration Grand Hotel illustration City of Vancouver Heritage Building plaque Terminus Hotel illustration

 

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