Welcome to another of our increasingly popular Sketchy Saturdays, this week we present to you a diverse range of talent highlighting nature, design and a work which displays beautiful and historic character, really pulling you into a different place and time as you appreciate every stroke and choice of shade and colour. There’s no doubt about it, the contributing artists make Sketchy Saturday what it is, so be inspired, keep on sending in your work and allow others to see your awesome talent! Enjoy this weeks excellent, amazing and consistently fabulous Sketchy Saturday top 10: 10. by Maria Rochowiak, landscape architecture student at Agricultural University of Kraków“I was inspired by a forest in my neighborhood where there are a lot of wonderful place like this one. I wanted to show the singularity of that place. I made this sketch in October 2013. It shows the forest in late autumn. In the foreground there is a lonely tree over the water. In the backgroud we can see the other trees. To make this I used B2 pencil”. 9. Jakub Zdybel, landscape architect Poland “Zamosc is a Renaissance city-fortress built by Jan Zamoyski in 1576 designed by Italian Architect Bernardo Morando. Recently – Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. My drawing was created in my home studio on a piece of paper using a color pencil technique. In my sketch I wanted to show beauty and form of the old city building”. 8. by Oksana Gribaite, BSc Architecture graduate from Waterford, Ireland “I love drawing, it’s a great way to relax. This sketch started as a ballpoint drawing of fictional place, based on a book I was reading at the time. Only a few weeks later I added some watercolour to the drawing”. 7. by Klára Zuskinová, graduated in 2012 as an Engineer in Landscape Architecture at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, Slovakia.
“This sketch was intended as a proposal to an eco-farm project in co-operation with atelier GAIA, Czech Republic. It depicts the Czech countryside and the possibilities of its sustainable exploitation. The support materials for the sketch included a ground plan and a photo of the current situation of the area. The sketch was made using a black marker and watercolour pencils”. 6. by Bibek Chatterjee, architectBibek remains very secretive about his work and doesn’t give us much details about his method or thought process, but we sure do love his work in this sketch of a garden that has a distinct Chinese feel to it. With the subtle planting and semi mature trees, this space creates a sense of serenity and peace. 5. by Ryan Ebrahimian Master of Landscape Architecture from FIU This looks like a scene from a space age movie, a picture of life on another planet in another city. The skyscrapers look like giant crystals, so sterile and yet so interesting, perhaps a model or a visionary interpretation of things to come. “This is a study of a piece from Hugh Ferris’s 1916 New York datascape drawings for proposed skyline regulations as part of my masters project research; freehand, pencil and graphite on paper 2014.” 4. by Denisa Enache, landscape architecture student from Romania A simple sketch that would make a great cover for the front of a book, certainly the style of unlocked bicycle creates a feeling of older and simpler times. The line style used to create the old brickwork and small wooden doors make this drawing very nostalgic. 3. by Karolina Ciok student of Landscape Architecture in Warsaw University od Live Sciences (SGGW) This sketch is all about one thing, that dramatic burst of light, creating and enhancing the entire scene. Turn off the light and you’ve got a completely different scenario. The striking shine literally pulsates the entire drawing with energy and charges it with an eclectic feeling in the air, something magical is about to happen! 2. by Anh Thi Ngoc Le, Msc. Sustainable Architecture student at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. “This sketch was drawn in color when I was doing my bachelor’s degree. This is the gate to enter a small garden corner in Lang pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam. I love to sit in the cozy garden corner to observe things passing through that gate. Coloring pencil is a perfect material to express the traces of time on the arch”. 1. by Alan Ramiro Manning, Senior architecture student at Woodbury University, Burbank, Ca, USA. Thank you Alan for this brilliant sketch which slotted you in for a rightly deserved first place in this weeks Sketchy Saturday, the narrow pedestrian alley, the scooter and even the drain pipes all come together to perfectly deliver this intriguing space. “I was drawn by the narrow streets of Menton, France, a lovely village on the south coast border of Italy. Filled with character, wonder and authentic age, this perspective was irresistible not to do an urban sketch. The sketch was done with Micron pen and Winsor & Newton watercolors on a Moleskine watercolor notebook, size (cm) 21×13. Daily sketches can be followed through my Instagram @seethelines. ” Keep sketching with this really great value pencil set from Amazon: Pro Art 36-Piece Artist Pencil Set by PRO ART Check out the Sketchy Saturday official Facebook album and see literally hundreds of incredible sketches! If you want to take part send your entries into us at email@example.com Article written by Scott D. Renwick