Week in week out we bring you 10 incredible displays of sketchy talents, showing you that this ancient skill is alive and thriving in a digital age of computers and fancy software packages. The sketches this week are raw and electric with some terrific use of colors and techniques, each one with it’s own unique character, acting as a visual extension of the artists signature. Thank you for making Sketchy Saturday what it is! Here are this week’s Top 10: 10. Sketch by Andrey Chernykh landscape designer from Toronto
“The sketch was done as part of my documentation of my journey to Almaty, Kazakhstan in summer 2013. I was hiking through the mountains and while approaching a turn in the road I witnessed that incredible view, and sketched it in pencil on the spot, then coloured it later on. The medium is watercolour on paper, done in a realistic style”.
9. Alan Ramiro Manning, 4th year Architecture student at Woodbury University, Burbank, Ca.“The projects intent is to manipulate the existing topography by exploring the tilted plain, and how one can inhabit the constant flux of changing platforms. The goal is to encourage more movement and activity between programs and spaces by providing pathways that connect to one another by either overlapping, splitting, or intersecting with others. This sketch is done as a two-point perspective section axon in order to understand what are the possibilities between the interchanging floor plains”. 8. Kristen Kuzdub, Canada ‘This is one of a series of five sketches (drawn with pencil on vellum) that show spatial qualities throughout an Urban Design Proposal for Downtown Winnipeg. This sketch views through the proposed main public square which is surrounded by proposed shops and existing streets, a proposed co-operative building is in the background. It provides a sense of scale and understanding to the design elements for this public square”. 7. Karolina Lopusinska, landscape architect, Birmingham, UK ‘This drawing was made for practice and pleasure purpose to show this beautiful place. It’s Botanical Garden and Glasshouses in Birmingham, UK. The style is my own, with particular attention to study trees and plants form. I used pencils on textured paper.’ 6.María Fernanda Moscoso Calle, Architecture student, Ecuador “I made this sketch when I was studying my first year of architecture. There isn’t a particular location because it was drawn based on a book of painting techniques. The sketch was done in watercolor and paper. The first sketch shows the predominance of cold colors such as blue and green while the second one shows the use of warm colors such as red, yellow and orange. The trees are the product of mix several colors including a touch of black for enhance the shade and make it more realistic”. 5. Albert C. Del Rosario, Reg, License Architect – (UAP), Philippines Ok, so this is completely interior, but it was included in our Sketchy Saturday top 10, due to the level of intricate detail that went into it. “The sketch was pen and ink on tracing paper, done (2002) a Dining Room interior design proposal for one of the Saudi Prince, for his house in Morocco. Client requested that the dining room must have the style and feeling of a classic Moroccan, for this royal house is located in “Rabat Morocco”. The interior used Gypsum moldings, cornices and and friezes plus bright colored finish wood beams and corbels on the ceiling. Colorful Handmade Moroccan Mosaic tiles Dado Panels on wall and floor combination with Marble pattern at the center”. 4. Huy Nguyen, M.Arch student at Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA