Category Archives: Architectural Drawing

Urban Sketchers

Recently I wrote about Urban Art Guide: How to Draw Urban Settings, a book I downloaded free for my Kindle. The opening pages of the book were great. The rest of it? Well, not so much so, I’m sad to

Urban Sketchers

Recently I wrote about Urban Art Guide: How to Draw Urban Settings, a book I downloaded free for my Kindle. The opening pages of the book were great. The rest of it? Well, not so much so, I’m sad to

It’s Not a Competition

“It’s not a competition.” I read those words as I browsed books at Amazon, and with a sigh of relief — and gratitude — I quickly downloaded the book they were from. It’s Urban Art Guide — How to Draw Urban

It’s Not a Competition

“It’s not a competition.” I read those words as I browsed books at Amazon, and with a sigh of relief — and gratitude — I quickly downloaded the book they were from. It’s Urban Art Guide — How to Draw Urban

Under Construction

I have never been good at drawing buildings, and when it comes to painting them, I’m even worse. I struggled with painting an old barn and let out a grateful sigh when it was finished. Later I tried an old

Under Construction

I have never been good at drawing buildings, and when it comes to painting them, I’m even worse. I struggled with painting an old barn and let out a grateful sigh when it was finished. Later I tried an old

The Dreaded Ellipse

The basic principle behind the art of drawing is simple and straightforward. We make lines which become shapes which become forms. Making a mark is easy enough. We put pencil to paper and move from one point to another. Even

The Dreaded Ellipse

The basic principle behind the art of drawing is simple and straightforward. We make lines which become shapes which become forms. Making a mark is easy enough. We put pencil to paper and move from one point to another. Even

I’m Glad That’s Over!

My buildings are crooked, comical, lopsided, and laughable. I’ve studied perspective, but I just can’t draw buildings. It turns out that I can’t paint buildings either. But give me credit for trying.

I’m Glad That’s Over!

My buildings are crooked, comical, lopsided, and laughable. I’ve studied perspective, but I just can’t draw buildings. It turns out that I can’t paint buildings either. But give me credit for trying.

Maybe Some of Those Lessons Did Pay Off

Yesterday I agonized over perspective and my struggle to accurately depict buildings and architectural elements. This isn’t a new thing for me. I first studied the basic principles of perspective in art last summer, soon after I began learning to draw.

Maybe Some of Those Lessons Did Pay Off

Yesterday I agonized over perspective and my struggle to accurately depict buildings and architectural elements. This isn’t a new thing for me. I first studied the basic principles of perspective in art last summer, soon after I began learning to draw.