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.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Watercolour vs Marker

Sketching a few interiors today  and thought I would do a comparison between watercolour and markers. Both were done in a similar time frame - ie. a rapid rate. I scanned the base line drawing of the watercolour and then printed it out for the marker version (on bond paper)
I use my copic markers in the same manner I use my brush - very similar gesture and movements...but instead of mixing different colours I am madly scrambling to find the new colour, put on the lid of the colour just used and then open the right end of the the new colour (I am using the wedge end on this sketch)


  1. I can't see the sketches from the last couple of posts. Am I the only one with this problem?


  2. Re Watercolour v. Marker - both sketches are lovely but I prefer the top one as the Marker seems to produce a rather square abruptness with its strokes plus the back of the sofa in grey looks like hard work. Watercolour is softer and better at filling spaces I feel. All said I think in the end it is down to what the artist prefers to use. Interesting test.

  3. Be it watercolour or marker, pick either one and check out Grasshopper, IFC and RhinoPython for top notch sketching on - interoperability rulezzzzz !!!

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