What has happened to my architecture sketching???

April 2, 2014 | Leave your thoughts

 I have done very little architecture sketching this year….
Lots of teacup and cake sketching and lots of sketching on Cockatoo Island which is often more about cranes and texture. If you missed it, the Cockatoo Island focus was in preparation for a big 2 day workshop I taught with Paul Wang from Singapore (more here)

However, this title does not just refer to my slackness in posting here… it is also poses the question of the style of my architecture sketching… it is getting looser and looser and more colourful…and more fun!

I think the change is seen in my teacup sketches as well – more about it here.

I am playing with paint and watersoluble pencils, mixing up the order of colour and line… and basically just having fun and working in a state of play. But behind it all is my foundational working method of working from overall form to details.

I haven’t even been doing any late night Baroque sketches- something I used to do a lot of … this is the only example in months and months!

Even my SOH sketches are going crazy!!! (SOH = Sydney Opera House)

And if you haven’t noticed I feel totally free at the moment from the dreaded p-word (perspective)!

Someone asked me in a workshop I taught on the weekend how the architect in me coped with abandoning perspective rules!!

That is a good question…one that I will answer in a separate blog post soon (I promise!)
I am starting to get focused on my trip to Brazil in August where I will be teaching at the 5th International Urban Sketchers Symposium. My workshop is called “feeling the edges, a tactile approach to sketching architecture’ so there will be more activity here… seriously there will be!

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