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Postby jackie.flynn » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:14 am

It's that time again! Sketchcrawl time. On Saturday we are planning on sketching in and around the Kings building on Devon Street in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

We will be meeting at 11.00am and sketching outside. We have the opportunity to sketch inside upstairs from 11.30am. this will give different views of the streets from the windows and we are hoping that some of the original features are still intact inside as well.

If you want to join us, contact us at:

thetaranakisketchers@gmail.com

Here is a little bit of history about the building:

http://ketenewplymouth.peoplesnetworknz.info/en/new_plymouth_buildings/topics/show/890-kings-building

See you all Saturday,
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Postby jackie.flynn » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:42 am

The King's Building took two years to construct and was opened in November 1927. It was built for Newton King Limited, an important local businessman and benefactor. A building permit was issued on the 24th of March 1926 for the King's Building, Jones and Sandford were the builders at an estimated cost of £53,000. The architect firm involved was Gummer and Ford. They are described in the NPDC Heritage Study report as the pre-eminent architectural practice in New Zealand during the inter-war years.

In 1986 Westwell Properties Ltd bought the building for $1,200,000 and the building was upgraded.

In 1994 a penthouse apartment was added to the roof of the building and the whole building was renovated, modified and upgraded to give quality retail, office and residential use.

In 2010 the whole building was repainted in sympathetic colours which highlighted the decorated panels and friezes.

We had the opportunity today to sketch in the penthouse apartment as it is currently empty. This gave us different views of the central business district and the foreshore. We sketched both inside and out, and were able to come and go as we pleased.

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I managed 1 1/2 sketches on the day. Here is my second sketch:

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King's building view of the New Plymouth foreshore walkway and Puke Ariki landing. Pen and colour pencil.

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Postby jackie.flynn » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:47 am

Here is Maurice's Post:
The Kings Building is a landmark in the New Plymouth CBD. It houses retail shops, upstairs commercial offices and a Penthouse which has a wonderful view of the New Plymouth waterfront. An interesting feature is that it is built over a stream . The downstairs premises were subject to occasional flooding before a flood protection scheme was constructed . The eastern end of the Kings Building includes the Espresso Cafe which now looks over the Huatoki Plaza and uncovered part of the Huatoki stream. MLB .

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Postby jackie.flynn » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:41 pm

Here is my second sketch of the King's Building from across the road on Devon Street East.

Partiatlly completed:
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And now coloured:

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Here is a picture of some of us taking in the view from the roof terrace:

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Postby thetaranakisketchers » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:19 pm

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Often the views from high places in a city, can show untidy rooftops, and ours was no exception. But here an there were handsome pocket cameos. When Brian and I peered over the rooftop barrier at our main street, Devon St, we were presented with a wonderfully colourful left and right view up and down the street.

We stood there, clutching our sketchbooks firmly on the edge and enjoyed drawing in the warm spring day.

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Postby Joan T » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:43 am

I like the idea of sketching the view from above. Nice work everyone! Thanks for sharing your work.

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Postby travelsketcher » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:04 am

Thanks to show us the place right under our feet on the other side of the globe! Very nice sketches indeed.

http://www.sketchcrawl.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=13131

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Postby jackie.flynn » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:18 am

Thank-you travelsketcher and Joan T. :D

Here are a couple of photos's of Scott and Brian on the roof of the King's Building to give some perspective:

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And this is their view:

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Here are two more sketches by another member of our group.

Trevor's sketches:

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Postby gnyp » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:24 am

King Street from the Kings Building by Mary
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Postby kumi matsukawa » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:12 am

You found superb location, so enjoyed the view through your sketches :thumbup: :clap: :D

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Postby jackie.flynn » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:59 am

Thank-you Kumi.

Here is another sketch by Trevor:

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Here are a few pictures of us out sketching on the day:

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Alan and Mary.

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Trevor.

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Maurice.

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Andrea.

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Mary.

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Brian.

Some of the results at the end of the day:

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Postby mananaja » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:22 am

Thanks to show us the place right under our feet on the other side of the globe! Very nice sketches indeed.
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Postby jackie.flynn » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:45 pm

Thank you. We had a lovely day. It was one of our best locations so far. :thumbup:
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