Number 6 – this project is getting bigger than Ben Hur as I seem to be going down a path of doing a mini research project for each building (rather than just using my 1001 book for a few quick sketches) but it is SO much more satisfying to get a better understanding of the building before I draw it. And I love trying to find stuff on a specific building in my extensive personal architectural library!
I am trying to develop my loose style of complex buildings and at the moment I find the setting up process rather tedious – what I would like to improve on is to be able to do more accurate pencil guide lines so that I can then scribble away over the top! Maybe the fact that I do these late at night after a long day at work has something to do with the fact that I find it hard to do anything precise!! Oh, but it is fun.
The one thing that I have not been able to determine is how many arches there are around the tower – I guess 14(which is an interesting number) but haven’t been able to find a plan to confirm it. Also my lean is almost double the 3.9 degrees!
Preparing for Barcelona - As many of you know, I am booked to go to the Urban Sketchers symposium in Barcelona in July. So as part of my 'trip prep' I am reading up as much histor...
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