Daily doodle: back in the swing

Here’s two sketches of some buildings I saw on my recent travels. Getting some fineliner pens has made a big difference to my urban sketching. I do kind of miss the subtle tones you can get with a biro… I definitely feel I’m getting much more proficient at capturing the intricacies of physical structures. I’m enjoying it too.

I was particularly struck with ‘The Dancing House’. I’ve always liked Frank Gehry. He seems like a cool, grumpy old dude with interesting ideas on the creative process. I like this quote:

“When you build a building, any building, start with the simple block model to see where that goes.”

When you start an essay or report, you’re better off quickly jotting down the core ideas, the big blocks of information. They can be completely fluid, removed or expanded as time goes on – but get them in there first.

 

2 Comments

  1. Your sketches are very nice, specially the Dancing House. With the Sacred Heart (the other one) it seemed to me to be really strange and it was only for the biggest clock that made me recognize it. I had the feeling, that the shape of the church supposed to be rectangular :-). I understand that from some view you can have the feeling it is not rectangular, but it is really strange. To be sure I found pictures on the web and yes, it is rectangular, not triangle :-).
    Anyway, very nice pictures :-).

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