Sketch Challenge – Week 4

Loft Conversions

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.

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.

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 

Send us your sketches so we can share them – inspire each other so we can complete the challenge together. Email us at 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

My favourite Tools and Resources

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.