5 minute sketch: Architecture
You can do a great painting in five minutes! Suitable for beginners.
Professional architect and urban sketcher Liz Steel offers expert tips and inspiring sketches to help you learn to "read" buildings and capture them on paper. Enjoy the challenge of documenting urban Spaces from domestic to majestic in just five minutes!
This book can help artists of all abilities, especially novices, understand and reproduce real-life perspectives in their paintings. The rules of perspective will become instinctive, and the artist can focus on creativity: decorative forms, Settings, moods, people, and activities that bring the building to life.
Featuring a comprehensive collection of expert tips, stunning 5-minute architectural sketch ideas and inspiring examples, this small volume shows how little time is needed to make drawing a part of everyday life. This is an ideal introduction to a rewarding pastime and a new source of sketches of experience and failure.
This book is very informative for any art lover who wants the skills to paint and draw buildings. Does it show how to simplify the drawings so that they easily resemble the original building. The author makes things easy to understand. There are many pictures and examples of what the author wrote. All in all, a very useful read. It has helped my art tremendously.
Chapter 1: How to see
Find your story, see simple shapes, outline the basic volume, list the basic structure, simple measurements, basic thickness and depth, nail eye reach, simple point of view, quick tips for perspective shortening, play distortion, simple background
Chapter Two: Quick draw
Focus on doors and Windows, Simplify details and style, Have fun with the wall, Rapid roof shape, Simple house, Capture historic buildings, Simple religious buildings, Fast modern architecture, Fast high structure, Simple tall buildings, Sketch famous landmarks, Captured public space, Sketch street scene, Simplified store, Cafes and bars, Capture the construction site, Sketch the bridge, Simple exterior space
Chapter 3: Time Saving Tips
Work small, use the smallest lines, quickly restate the lines, try thick lines, explain outline diagrams, draw light and shade maps, simple tone values, shadows quickly, quick hatching and cross hatching, catch light, play with contrast, use only paint, colored lines and minimal paint
Chapter 4: Rapid supply
Quick ink, quick pencils, quick colored pencils, quick markers, quick paint
Quick watercolor pencil, first sketch, color after, play paper, digitize to increase speed, draw out the sketch