Event – 1000 Drawings | Johannesburg City Centre

Children drawing pictures

Yesterday afternoon Ross and I went into town to join the team from 1000 Drawings and lots of budding artists to draw some more pieces of work for the exhibition. This doodle session was held on the rooftop of a building on the corner of Jeppe and Joubert Street . I am always excited to explore our home city – this was no exception, I had never been to this area so on top of being apart of the doodle session I got to see a new part of Jozi. It was a small doodle session however not lacking enthusiasm.

When we arrived there were a bunch of children playing soccer on the roof top. These children were eventually absorbed in paper and colourful pens and crayons drawing their pictures – it was heart warming to see these children getting so excited about drawing pictures and being involved with us. After all some of the money raised by 1000 Drawings will be directed towards helping children.

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up”

– Picasso

Another highlight of the day was standing on the roof top watching the bustle of JHB city centre on a Sunday afternoon. It was an incredible to look at the dynamics of one street corner.

If you would like to see images from another doodle session – click here.

Jeppe and Joubert Street BuildingView of Johannesburg City CentreBuilding in townStreet viewView of Johannesburg StreetsBlock of flats windowsStreet Corner

The picture below makes me laugh – look at the sign next to the vendor.Street vendorPlaying soccerChildren playing soccer on a building rooftopChildren playing soccer on a building rooftopDrawingDrawing and pencil

This was my doodle for the day and the image that inspired meSketch and real lifeChildren drawingBoy drawing a faceLittle boy drawingChildren drawing picturesChildren drawing picturesRooftopChildren drawing picturesChildren drawing picturesChildren drawing picturesLittle boy with red faceSharpening pencilDrawing togetherBlack crayon drawingHappy Little BoySmiling facesDrawing on the rooftopDrop BoxLittle Girls DrawingChildren drawing picturesStairwellRooftop ViewPedestrians crossing the roadA night of a 1000 drawings doodle sessionView of JoziLittle girl looking at the viewTaxisJohannesburg Street ViewStreet LifeLadies of faithTaxi's in motionLittle boy drawing circles on slate tilesLittle boy drawing circles on slate tilesDrawing circles on the tilesRooftop ViewView from the rooftopSunlit building

More about Lauren

A romantic through and through, I see beauty in everyday things and love to draw inspiration from everything I am surrounded by. I live in JHB but travel to Cape Town often. Comfortable in both urban and outdoor environments - I take a natural, fun spontaneous approach to capturing life events.