Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Victorian House -- Pencil

I love to sketch architecture. Would love to do more of it. Whenever I am some where there is interesting architecture I just ache to sketch it. However, I usually don't have time to do it. Thus, I usually have to settle for pictures in books. However, a big benefit of sketching from pictures in books is that you can take all the time you need, and you are not in the heat or cold. The above is from a plain sketch I did a couple of years ago. I had previous had taken it and developed it in pen and ink and then even later as a watercolor. Until today, I had never taken it and developed it as a full blown sketch in pencil. This is based on a sketch I found in a watercolor book. I rearranged where some of the doors and windows were on the main part of the house to make it more appealing. The original did not have the bottom of the porch in the picture, so I put one on.

1 comment:

  1. HI Ramona - I think you are getting amazing highlights that really stand out, with a wonderful contrast. I will copy your example and be bolder with my darks, to get more 'sparkle' in the light areas :) This is a great sketch.