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Sketchy Saturday Top 10- No.001

Sketchy Saturday Top 10- No.001

This Top Ten showcases the most beautiful, intriguing and inventive sketches by our some of our talented LAN (Landscape Architects Network) readers. Our previous article discussed the pros and cons of digital and hand drawings. Since then, our readers have definitely been busy with their hands for our “Sketchy Saturdays” series.  Here is the big top ten: No. 10 by Ira-Anna Antonopoulou and Viki Mpania “This sketch is part of a proposal project about Lake Koronia. Since 1996, the area has been under severe environmental stress with the gradual drainage of the lake and destruction of the surrounding ecosystem. Since 2004, the projects have been based on studies assigned to experts for improving the implementation of the agro-environmental program.”

From land_arch_studio in Larissa, Greece, by Anna Antonopoulou and Viki Mpania

From land_arch_studio in Larissa, Greece, by Anna Antonopoulou and Viki Mpania

No. 9 by Cobi van Kollenburg from the Netherlands “This drawing is about an existing square in an old city in The Netherlands (Haarlem). The square is full with cars and all kinds of obstructions. Through the drawing I have given the space its identity and intimacy back. In my drawing it’s a place for the people who live around the square. A place for life: for sitting, relaxing, talking, playing, having a picnic…”
Drawing from Cobi van Kollenburg, The Netherlands

Drawing from Cobi van Kollenburg, The Netherlands

No. 8 by Lydia Bradshaw from Australia “Sketching with ink is not only a hobby I’ve practiced for the past fifteen years, but above all, a release from my 9-5 job. I love the challenge of drawing outdoors and capturing a moment in time using as much detail as possible. Even though digital art is becoming more and more prominent, I will never escape the satisfaction of bringing a drawing to life on paper.”
Drawing of a park in Mainz, Germany by Lydia Bradshaw from Australia.

Drawing of a park in Mainz, Germany by Lydia Bradshaw from Australia.

No. 7 by Anne Münstermann, landscape architect, Germany “This sketch is a classic two-dimensional view, getting a three-dimensional effect by overlapping and shading. Views are a great addition to floor plans, if the height situation is not too complex. People, furniture and vehicles in a drawing illustrate dimensions and drawings can appear lively. The view was drawn with fine-liner Staedler and Pentel Sign Pen and then colored with copic markers and crayons.”
Drawing from Anne Münstermann a landscape architect from Germany who studied in Höxter, Germany.

Drawing from Anne Münstermann a landscape architect from Germany who studied in Höxter, Germany.

No. 6 by Predrag Kovacevic from Belgrade, Serbia “It’s a fictitious project that represents a path of 2 meters and a plateau, area approximately 100m², containing facilities for children and benches. They’re connected by stairs and paved with quarry stone plates. Surfaces are surrounded with a combination of coniferous, deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. This task is supposed to coordinate construction skills with horticultural knowledge.”
Drawing from Predrag Kovacevic,from Belgrade, Serbia, studying landscape architecture at Faculty of Forestry, Belgrade University.

Drawing from Predrag Kovacevic,from Belgrade, Serbia, studying landscape architecture at Faculty of Forestry, Belgrade University.

No. 5 by Preston Montaguea, landscape designer at Stimmel Assoc. in Winston-Salem, NC. “The Geyser Garden is a landscape design created for a residence in downtown Raleigh, NC.  The client, a geologist who recently moved from Wyoming, wished to celebrate the grandeur of Yellowstone National Park in her tiny urban yard. Heated by a wood-fired stove and employing a system of pumps and ultrasonic foggers on timers, the Geyser Garden suspends reality through a connection to some of nature’s most colossal forces.”
Drawing from Preston Montaguea a recent graduate of the MLA program at NCSU, who works as a landscape designer at Stimmel Assoc. in Winston-Salem, NC.

Drawing from Preston Montaguea a recent graduate of the MLA program at NCSU, who works as a landscape designer at Stimmel Assoc. in Winston-Salem, NC.

No. 4 by MOX landscape architects from St.Petersburg, Russia “This sketch has been made for Mox landscape architects private English-style garden project in St.Petersburg, Russia. The project is in progress at the moment, we expect it to be completed by mid 2014.  In Russia hand-made sketches are prevailing in visualization of private gardens, while for public spaces landscape architects mostly use 3D computer graphics. Russian private gardens deserve special attention as many of them are as opulent and glamorous as their owners.”
From MOX landscape architects from St.Petersburg, Russia. Sketches made by their lead architect Yury Fomenko.

From MOX landscape architects from St.Petersburg, Russia. Sketches made by their lead architect Yury Fomenko.

No. 3 by Panitan Pramoon from Thailand “I drew this landscape that is situated in the Northern Thai Temple, in Thai Lue Park, like a traditional wall painting. The sketch shows the old road that exists in between with the magnificent trees surrounding the buildings.”
Drawing by Panitan Pramoon of Thai Lue Park

Drawing by Panitan Pramoon of Thai Lue Park

No. 2 by Bernardro Lee “It is a sketch of a HDB (Housing and Development Board) at Ang Mo Kio, Singapore. One afternoon, I was sitting next to my window, looking at the beautiful shadow casted on the building and ground and those swaying trees. I just couldn’t stop myself to capture it through drawing. I was trying to capture the relationship between lighting, shadow, architecture, and landscape in this sketch. In my opinion, landscape and architecture are not two separate studies.”
From Bernardro Lee, from studiozerodegree.

From Bernardro Lee, from studiozerodegree.

No. 1 by Site Concepts International “This sketch is from a package our company (Site Concepts International) made for a mountain resort in the beautiful high ranges in Northern India. The concept of Mahindra Mountain Resort” is based on a “sprawling garden Mountain Resort”. A natural English community/ resort style park setting, that emphasizes both adventure and relaxation. It is a vacation resort, with villas and a clubhouse within a mountain resort setting.”
From Rey Villegas, a Landscape Architect from Singapore.

From Rey Villegas, a Landscape Architect from Singapore.

Many thanks to our readers for sharing your drawings with the world. This Top Ten and all the rest from our Sketchy Saturdays Series are solid proof that hand drawing is definitely not lost and forgotten! We hope that as time progresses, you keep those pens, pencils and brushes alive whilst continuing on with your new digital drawing ventures! This first “Sketchy Saturday Top Ten” was complied by LAN writer Win Phyo.  If you, a friend or even your company wants to enter for the next “Sketchy Saturday Top Ten”, then they should send in their sketches to us at office@landarchs.com To scan your sketches you need high quality scanner, we recommend  Canon CanoScan 4507B002 LiDE110 Color Image Scanner Article by Win Phyo Enjoy what you’ve read! Support us and pick up one of our awesome T-shirts and hoodies today, Click the link

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