I was determined to sketch a building for US this morning, and as I've driven past this one innumerable times thinking I should try it, I chose this rather ugglesome one - the Old Gasworks, a Joburg landmark on the way into town. A mixture of brick and corrugated iron structures, its abandoned now, except for a pottery down in the basement, but apparently there are plans to develop it in the future. Ugly as it is, I hope they preserve it and renovate it sensitively. Joburg has a reputation for demolishing its historical old buildings to erect whatever is considered up-to-date at the time.
I also scribbled down this man pulling his hugely laden trolley through our suburb. He's one of many who collect plastic, cardboard and tins from household rubbish put out on the pavements, and take them to recycling centres. Good for the planet and some money for his pocket.
I used a Pilot fineliner to draw with, blending it with the waterbrush to make darks (and fuzzy up my inaccurate lines on the buildings!) and adding watercolour afterwards.