Draw Like an Artist: 100 Buildings and Architectural Forms

Step-by-Step Realistic Line Drawing - A Sourcebook for Aspiring Artists and Designers

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Pub Date 10 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 12 Aug 2021

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Featuring more than 600 sketches depicting a vast array of architecturally and culturally significant buildings, bridges, towers, monuments, and more, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Buildings and Architectural Forms is a must-have visual reference for student and aspiring architects, artists, illustrators, and urban sketchers.

This contemporary step-by-step guidebook demonstrates fundamental art and architectural concepts like proportion, perspective, and spatial relationships as you learn to draw a wide range of important residential, commercial, historic, and cultural buildings, bridges, towers, and other structures from all over the world and from ancient to modern—all shown from a variety of perspectives and scales. Each set of illustrations takes you from beginning sketch lines to a finished drawing. Author David Drazil’s classic drawing style will make this a go-to sourcebook for years to come.

Learn how to establish basic shapes; articulate lines for structure, forms, and shading; and add defining details by drawing these celebrated sites and many others: Residential: Fallingwater in the US and the Silo in CopenhagenCommercial: Dancing House in Prague and Sugamo Shinkin Bank in TokyoMonuments/Sacred: Stonehenge in the UK and the Cathedral of BrasiliaBridges: Jade Belt Bridge in Beijing and the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Sydney, AustraliaDraw Like an Artist: 100 Buildings and Architectural Forms is a library essential for any artist or architect who’s interested in learning how to draw and explore the underlying design principles of influential constructions.

The books in the Draw Like an Artist series are richly visual references for learning how to draw classic subjects realistically through hundreds of step-by-step images created by expert artists and illustrators.
Featuring more than 600 sketches depicting a vast array of architecturally and culturally significant buildings, bridges, towers, monuments, and more, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Buildings and...

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This contemporary step-by-step guidebook demonstrates fundamental art and architectural concepts like proportion, perspective, and spatial relationships as you learn to draw a wide range of important residential, commercial, historic, and cultural buildings, bridges, towers, and other structures from all over the world and from ancient to modern—all shown from a variety of perspectives and scales. Each set of illustrations takes you from beginning sketch lines to a finished drawing. Author David Drazil’s classic drawing style will make this a go-to sourcebook for years to come.

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4 stars, Interesting Draw Like an Artist: 100 Buildings and Architectural Forms by David Drazil This is a how-to drawing book. It shows handy hints and helpful tips to make your drawings look more realistic. I gave it 4 stars because it was only available on the NetGalley Shelf book reader. It would have been nice if it were available in Adobe Digital Form, so I could actually try the techniques out. I'm not an artist, but I'm willing to try and willing to learn. I received a complimentary copy of #DrawLikeanArtist100BuildingsandArchitecturalForms from #netgalley I was under no obligation to post a review.

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What a fabulous idea to have a step-by-step on how to draw well-known buildings from around the world. This is a must-have for me as I find I still have a lot to learn when it comes to drawing buildings accurately. It really helps to see how to even start the first few lines. With enough practice, I should be able to assess and start sketching accurate lines for any building. Can't wait to get started.

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There's a wide variety of different buildings with step-by-step directions on how to draw them, I love that it's not difficult to follow but I think the applications are a little bit simplistic and not that specific. I recommend it to people that want to learn how to draw different architectural forms, also I think students of graphic design would like this book to get new ideas or inspiration.

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Draw like an Artist: 100 Buildings and Architectural Forms is an instructional workbook to help beginner and intermediate artists develop the technical skills required for this area. Relevant concepts such as perspective, size, proportions and spatial awareness are covered. The style is mainly contemporary, although a number of world famous buildings are included in the projects. The approach is step by step but a complete beginner might still find it a bit of a challenge. Overall an excellent book that covers a lot of ground and will really improve your skills.

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This is a great step-by-step guide to drawing all kinds of buildings. Each one is presented as a series of lines to show how to get to the end result. There is a wide variety of buildings. An intro section goes into basics like shading, though it does expect you to have basic art instruction. It's in black and white and most of the buildings have a very geometric, linear, almost modern feel to them (even if they are ancient structures). A great guide. I read a temporary digital ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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