Friday , 22 September 2017

Sketch Challenge – Week 4

So here we are at Week 4 of the sketch challenge. Hopefully by now you are really starting to gain a confidence in your sketching and feel that you can see an improvement. I hope you managed to master your perspective drawings, or if not – keep practicing!
This week we are going to give you a couple of different tasks to keep the interest up and the enthusiasm going!
 

Task One: Practice drawing trees

Trees and foliage play a huge role in depicting architecture – the landscape around your building is very important. So with that in mind, have a go at practicing drawing/sketching different types of trees, different styles, colours etc.
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Once again don’t forget our Pinterest board dedicated to sketching to give you lots of ideas and inspiration.

Check out our Pinterest board here.

 

Task Two: Draw Elevations

This task looks at taking a floor plan, and drawing up the elevations in sketch form. Imagine you have worked out the general layout of a domestic house, and you are now looking out how it is going to look from the outside. Have a go at drawing out different elevations to give different visual options.
 

Task Three: Draw Sections

Now have a go at sketching out the section of a building. Again, take a floor plan, and start to sketch out how it will work in section. This is a great way to get a good understanding of how your building is going to work, how the levels will be etc.
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Task Four: Sketch a Detail

Sketching out details will become a really important part of your repertoire (read this great post here) – so have a go at sketching some details. It is a great way to really understand how your building is put together, but at the same time good practice for accuracy in your sketching.

Have a read of this post from Life Of An Architect 

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Send us your sketches so we can share them – inspire each other so we can complete the challenge together. Email us at info@firstinarchitecture.co.uk or find us on Facebook or Twitter. #FIAsketchchallenge

We hope you are enjoying the sketch challenge.

Until we meet again next week – Happy Sketching!

Note: All images are from Pinterest unless stated otherwise

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