This blog is devoted to my architectural sketching adventures and musings about the integration of architecture and sketching.
I hope not only to share my own on-location architectural sketches but provide tips and methodologies for sketching and understanding architecture.
Also, most importantly, I wish to explore ways in which, in a digital age, we can not only defend but
promote freehand sketching within the architectural profession.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Analysis of what I did this morning

120911 Analysis of what I did this morning 1

120911 Analysis of what I did this morning 2

Further to a few comments - here is an analysis of what I did this morning.
I don't have time to write a detailed description but hopefully these notes make sense- please ask questions... (I suppose some people want more details about the eyeline???)

in summary - always establish the main proportions of the building and the space between you and the building (if you are draw that) BEFORE you get distracted by details. Then work within this guidelines. If you make a mistake either- reinstate or just run with it (most people will not know it is slightly wrong...but you have learnt from it)


  1. really like this liz. i've never thought about the space between me and the building, will keep that in mind next time. i also think its interesting to note what your first set of lines are and where, will have to see where mine lay.

  2. Liz,
    Ahhh, much more clear and easy to follow. Excellent approach and I'm eager to try. Yes, please develop an illustration of establishing the eye line and the center of the eye line. Isn't the center of the eye line needed to get angles and perspective correct? Am I getting ahead? Thanks for doing this!
    Frank B

  3. This is great! I kept this in mind when I did a practice sketch last night and I see improvement! The idea of building the context around the sketch is something I was thinking about too. My scenes still tend to fall off my page - these guides have made setting up my page a bit easier.

  4. I love your handwriting font. Have you ever post a picture of your handwriting font?