On my last day in Manchester a few of us met up and sketched in the Northern Quarter. I decided on this scene because of some whimsical sculpture and moulding on a building but in the end I didn’t even draw those in. I started by drawing a few quick squares in pencil to mark vaguely where the main buildings were. I then moved on to watercolour before drawing the scene on top in ink. I would maybe have liked a few more line colours but I only had blue and black to hand.