ABOUT THIS PIECE
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Charles Buchanan is an artist, writer, and editor from Birmingham. His artwork has been featured on HGTV, in Readymade magazine, in WBHM’s popular pint-glass series, and on Alabama’s state tourism website. He also authored the book Fading Ads of Birmingham. “Northside” is inspired by the warehouses-turned-lofts on 1st Avenue North in downtown Birmingham. I love freehand sketching because the lines jump with joy, energy, and life, and this one incorporates both ink and colored pencil.