This week was all about perspective, buildings, and architecture. Normally, I prefer to draw human figures, animals, or any sort of character, but trying my hand at buildings was nice. It was a good opportunity to work on balance, proportions, and geometric forms. I have to say, those can be much more convenient subjects to draw when we’re moving around or visit new cities. Usually, it will be easier to sit anywhere and draw an urban landscape than ask somebody to sit still for hours as a live model 🙃. I imagine how drawing fantasy-inspired themes could act as a powerful inspiration to write a story and create entirely new worlds from scratch.
In Days 63 and 64 I was supposed to use a piece of printed paper (such as a letter). Unfortunately, the ones I had at home didn’t seem suitable for this kind of work. That’s why I decided to use a filled-out exercise sheet I had completed some time ago. Anyway, it was a printed sheet of paper! The idea of that work was to encourage the students to draw on any kind of paper. We don’t need to have a blank canvas in order to start doing something on it.
On Days 58 and 59 I worked on modern architecture designs. Lots of rounded forms mixed with trees and nature. Maybe it is indeed the architecture of the future! On Day 59 I also started the exercises on perspective. I did different sorts of designs to practice that, and, on Days 61 and 62 put that all together to draw a series of buildings and a street. That’s a strange building, with a few curves here and there that turn the image a bit unrealistic (on top of that, a gorilla playing on the highest tower).
The images of Days 63 and 64 give the title of this article (Eine Ruine wird zum Fantasy-Palast -A Ruin Becomes a Fantasy Palace). A very uncommon combination of tree houses that look a lot like Dragon Ball capsule spaceships. The question we all have is: what’s inside those capsules/tiny homes? Where do they come from? We are not sure if they are part of the trees or part of the building. In any case, they are part of the design! 😊
Week 9 Drawings
Below you can find the daily drawings. Each day, I’m practicing for an hour. Sometimes, I fill one or two pages. But there are days when I work on more detailed stuff, and maybe it’s just half a page 🙃. As soon as I reach the one-hour mark, I put the pen down and take the photo of the day. Click on the thumbs to see the larger pictures:
Diary in German + Drawings (Week 9)
That’s all for now! 😊