Artists Observe: Realism Unit
Architecture and Perspective
Activity #2: Drawing Buildings
Drawing buildings can seem intimidating at first but remember that they are just made up of lines. Practice drawing one for yourself using the advice below.
Step #1: Watch the first 4 minutes of this video
Step #2: Try for yourself
Choose from the photographs on the table a building that you find interesting. Cut the photograph out, then cut it in half vertically. Tape half of the photograph in your sketchbook and use the other half to look at and try drawing the rest of the building in your sketchbook. First using pencil and then outlining with pen.
Step #3: If you have extra time . . .
Add more to your drawing. What might be happening around your building? Are there roads or trees or people?