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.
Once again don’t forget our Pinterest board dedicated to sketching to give you lots of ideas and inspiration.
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.
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.
Send us your sketches so we can share them – inspire each other so we can complete the challenge together. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter. #FIAsketchchallenge
We hope you are enjoying the sketch challenge.
Note: All images are from Pinterest unless stated otherwise
Until we meet again next week – Happy Sketching!