Architecture History – Architecture Monuments Sketch.
Let’s sketch a couple of buildings from architecture history.
In this lesson we will be learning a bit on the history of architecture but we will also be sharpening our line drawing skills.
How come? We will be drawing this lesson in pen – drawing in pen will add more precision to your overall line drawing.
We will be drawing three different monuments: the gate of ishtar, the greek parthenon and the roman pantheon.
The trick is though… in how we will be drawing them. Generally speaking, drawing a monument is about grabbing an A4 sheet of paper and then doing an A4-sized sketch and that’s it – done and over.
We will be approaching this in a more advanced way – we will start off with A4 sketches of each monument in eye-level and aerial perspective… so that’s six drawings in total.
After that we will create a collage of these images – for each monument we will have a main image and a secondary image…
All images will be a collage, so drawing these six drawings isn’t going to be about dividing the page in six and drawing each image in a rectangle and etc etc.
No, we will create a visual hierarchy and the eye-level perspectives are going to have priority over the aerial ones.
In terms of literally doing this we will be going by the four-step formula: first fill up the page, then thicken the line drawing, then hatching and after rethickening of the lines after we’re done with hatching. For the thick lines that really need to pop off the page a decent blue marker is good enough.
This is an introduction of how to draw each of the monuments of architecture and then how to fit them in a decent layout. Obviously, these volumes are complicated, you won’t get their proportion from the first go, so you need to start sketching them just like you feel and then progressively work out the proportion, various elements, materiality and detailing.