Four-year drawing project 2008-12



Video (59 seconds) recording my progress over four years.

Ink drawing

In 2008, without any idea of how long it would take me, I started a drawing of a Victorian block containing flats and shops just off the busy Uxbridge Road in Acton, London. It was just a short walk from a flat I used to live in. Using pencil to sketch and then overlaid in pen, on an A3-size paper I recreated the details of this rather ordinary though run-down building.

As well as studying for an MA, I had to move several times and change jobs even more times during the four years it took me to complete this drawing. So, it was aways difficult to find time for this work and on some days I managed to draw only a single brick!

Dates: 23rd November 2008 – 14th October 2012
Subject: Victorian building, Acton, London
Medium: Ink on paper
Size: A3

Completed drawing, 14th October 2012, by Wilson Yau

Completed drawing, 14th October 2012, by Wilson Yau

21st February 2010, by Wilson Yau

21st February 2010, by Wilson Yau

The drawing in its early stages, 14th May 2009, by Wilson Yau

The drawing in its early stages, 14th May 2009, by Wilson Yau

Work on the drawing, 9th September 2012

Work on the drawing, 9th September 2012