Here are some incredible pencil drawings of historic Toronto buildings

Here are some incredible pencil drawings of historic Toronto buildings

The Gladstone Hotel. (Image: Ellen Fielding) The Gladstone Hotel. (Image: Ellen Fielding)
 

Ellen Fielding, a 26-year-old photographers’ assistant, has been keeping a Tumblr called Drawing Toronto for a few months. As the name suggests, it’s full of her meticulous pencil drawings of Toronto buildings—and not just any Toronto buildings. It would be easy enough to illustrate some window-walled condo towers, but Fielding finds herself drawn to older structures with complex stonework. “I like drawing intricate masonry and all the different shapes and images that make it up,” she told us. “I like to look at a building in its separate pieces and sort of imagine the hands that put it all together.” The level of detail is remarkable. Fielding says each piece takes her about 12 hours to complete.

Here’s a selection of six of her drawings. And, of course, there are plenty more on her Tumblr.

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