This week’s Sketchy Saturday Top 10. Sketchy Saturday is back in town for another week of fabulous Sketchy Saturday talent, showcasing the best handy work of the growing LAN community (Currently 1,164,731 fans on Facebook). What can I say, this week was as tight as ever, at least four if not five of the sketches could have been featured in the number one spot. The winning sketch was chosen because of its honesty, usefulness in the design process and a great use of mixed media to achieve the desired result. It really was a case of function over art, it was a sketch people could rely on to understand the overall design from a conceptual point of view. It did not flatter to deceive but instead told the story of the designer’s intention. Have a look at our choice for number spot this week and let us know if you think we got it right.
Enjoy this week’s Sketchy Saturday top 10!
10. by Egle Garramone, Designer/Artist, in Italy“This sketch was made during my study of landscape architecture. It’s the Kaunas Castle (14th Century, Gothic style, Lithuania) before its renovation. I chose to make it in Spring time when the trees in the park are still without leaves. So you can admire all the beauty and the magnitude of the castle. I used only pencil on paper”. 9. by Klára Zuskinová, self-employed landscape architect at Laruu Landscapes, Slovakia “This sketch was made for a garden proposal. It is a long narrow garden situated in the village under the mountains. The place is very nice and picturesque, so I decided to make a hand drawing instead of a 3D model. I used a black pen for the lines and then I added colour by simple children pencils”. 8. by Kristýna Haisová from the Czech Republic. Studying Landscape Architecture at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. Also, working as a planner (designer of gardens, parks) for a small local studio. “This sketch was created for demonstration of our performance of projects we made for our customers. I prefer a simple composition of plants and I would like to show people that even a simple garden is beautiful. Therefore, I drew this sketch. I made this sketch with pen drawing in perspective”. 7. by Luis Angel Rodriguez Licerio, Student, Mexico “The sketch is inside the reception of a gym – auditorium, as part of the presentation of a project to a competition which we won. The technique was by show of hands, and the material used were oil and black markers down on ledger paper”. 6. by Nguyen Thi Ha, architect, living in Hanoi, Vietnam “This sketch is my student exercise about the model apartment. It’s materials are some common materials: reinforced concrete, brick, glass windows and a steel truss.” 5. by Chan Kok Cen, architect and art director of Green Oceania Architect Group, Indonesia “I had this idea when I saw an empty cocoon and ants used it as a circulation path for their activities. So I drew this for my project at Medan city in Indonesia. The building (we call it “pondoh”) is made from bamboo as the structure and “Alang-alang” as the roof. Its’ function is for shelter around the small island.” 4. by Meet.Madhu.Chavda, a final year student of Architecture (Graduation), Country-India, Mumbai “I have a hobby of painting, Painting in few minutes, that has always been my challenge, That is the reason, artists in India are skillful with their hands rather than using technology. This painting was sketched at random and finished in 20 minutes. I would like to promote sketching especially to architects who are becoming technically oriented. I feel sketching would lead them to many innovative ideas. Poster watercolours, 2b pencil and black pilot pen were used”. 3. by Pete Bonette, Wi-Design Landscape Architecture “I drew this for another landscape architectural firm. The project is a new hospital in New York State. This view shows a dining terrace on the back of the main building and over the loading dock. Drawn on trace using a marker and colored pencil”. 2. by Ana-Maria-Roxana HANGAN, Landscape Designer Assistant at Riviera-Gardens (France) and Owner at Roxana H (Romania), also a master student at Landscape, Urban and Territorial Design (Romania) “This is a small property on the French Riviera. In the beginning, my collaborator (Stefana SAVIN) asked me to draw a sketch of this view proposing a Mediterranean design and then to paint it in watercolour. I did not study arts so I do not know exactly what style is this. I know that is watercolour in 2 point perspective. I used pencils, watercolour, black liner (0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5) and white liner. I am quite glad about the result”. 1. by Linda Farrington, Landscape Architect, United States “This sketch was done for a client in Northfield, Illinois to help them understand one of the design options. We are renovating their backyard, and they would like a pool, bocce ball court, and options for shade. Since it’s just the conceptual phase, the sketch is pretty loose. I used SketchUp to get a base for the views. Then, I used black pens, Chartpak markers, and a couple pastels”. – That’s this week’s Sketchy Saturday Top 10, congratulations to all of you who featured, you have come out on top of a very talented bunch of people. Check out the Sketchy Saturday official Facebook album and see literally 1,000′s of incredible sketches! Follow all the winning entries on our dedicated Sketchy Saturday Pinterest page. If you want to take part send your entries to us at email@example.com Go to comments Recommended reading:
- Sketching from the Imagination: An Insight into Creative Drawing by 3DTotal
- Architectural Drawing Course by Mo Zell
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