The Essentials of Sketching Architecture (DVD + Streaming)
- Includes both DVD and On-Demand streaming access
- Bonus downloadable materials available after purchase
- 6 Class Sessions
- Total Runtime: 2h 15m
You don’t need to be an architect to confidently draw architecture! Join sketch artist and popular instructor Stephanie Bower as she guides you through the ins and outs of sketching buildings, no matter the aspects or features.
NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)
Instructor Stephanie Bower begins class with a refresher on architecture drawing fundamentals. She’ll cover one- and two-point perspective, parallel lines and eye-level line. Plus, find out a simple three-step process that pulls these elements together to start your sketches.
Architectural Elements (25:37)
Master sketching common architectural elements. Stephanie shares an easy approach to drawing windows and doors, as well as how to correctly sketch columns and arches in perspective. She’ll also show you how to use guidelines to make your elements more accurate.
Building Materials (28:21)
Discover the techniques for drawing building textures. Learn how your quality of line can indicate various building materials, and how to provide a sense of depth and scale. Then, you’ll see how to create a focal point using texture and architectural details.
Sloping Surfaces (19:28)
Take the fear out of sketching sloped surfaces as Stephanie walks you through a simple method for drawing stairs and roofs. She’ll also explain how to accurately find the center of a roof.
Tips & Techniques (18:13)
Gain the skills to make your buildings pop. From general composition tricks to mark-making strategies, you’ll find out how to capture the energy of a cityscape and create strong drawings every time.
Sketching Buildings on Location (22:27)
Now it’s time to take your new skills on the road! In this final lesson, you’ll learn how to put your new skills and techniques to use when you’re out sketching in the field. Stephanie shows you how to start and develop your sketch, and even add some color.
Stephanie Bower is an architectural illustrator, a teacher, a watercolorist and a correspondent for the blog Urban Sketchers. After working as a licensed architect in New York City, Stephanie gravitated toward a career in architectural illustration and concept design. She has taught architectural sketching at Parsons School of Design, the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts.
Bonus materials available after purchase
The Essentials of Sketching Architecture - Materials and Tips
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