β›ͺ Christ Church, Spitalfields

This church was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and built between 1714 and 1729 so as English churches go it’s pretty much brand new.

It was part of a project to build fifty new churches but only a dozen were built in the end, half of which were by Kawksmoor. Most of them have a similar simple box design behind the facade so it’s the front that I picked to draw.

I’ve been going in to have a few words with Him upstairs so thought it made sense to pick this one, it’s probably the best of the twelve anyway.

I’ll be doing a series of drawings this year which feature London buildings, I’ll post up the first of these in a few days but looking up in wonder at the building is a key aspect.

As you can see this wasn’t planned, I didn’t have any art materials with me so a freehand sketch with biro and notepad would have to do.

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