The Net Shops

3 Jun

net sheds

Here’s a quick little sketch I did on my recent visit to Hastings. We walked along the sea front to the Old Town, which is a fishing village, and saw these odd, elongated dark wooden sheds. It turns out they’re net shops / sheds, the fishermen had limited space to hang their nets so built the sheds very high, three stories and painted black. There were also normal size sheds, also very dark wood, that sold the freshest of fish, landed that day. It is lovely to see a traditional industry dating back to the early 19th century still thriving.

7 Responses to “The Net Shops”

  1. alethakuschan June 4, 2018 at 00:33 #

    You seem to get even the feeling of history inside your expressive drawing.

    • Rosie Scribblah June 4, 2018 at 06:19 #

      Thanks Aletha. I like drawing with ballpoint pens, they give a very expressive line.

      • alethakuschan June 4, 2018 at 13:51 #

        Oh, I couldn’t agree more! Ballpoint pens are wonderful. And very expressive, as your drawing demonstrates so well.

  2. Lois June 4, 2018 at 00:10 #

    Brilliant! We saw them a few years ago, I took rather lopsided photos of them, your drawings are much better!

  3. Phil Cooper June 3, 2018 at 23:02 #

    Great drawing Rosie, really captures the strong shapes of those wonderful sheds . I’ve never actually been to Hastings, I must make a trip before not too long !

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