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Sketchy-Saturday

It’s time for another one of our famous Sketchy Saturdays, where we round up all the sketches you send into us and select what we feel are the top 10. We always try to keep it as fair as possible however we are getting to a point now where we have some artists featuring regularly, really cementing their place in the Sketchy Saturday hall of fame! This week we had some really unique styles with a special contribution all the way from Brazil. Enjoy this week’s top 10! 10. by Maria Rochowiak, studying landscape architecture in Agricultural University of Kraków

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Maria Rochowiak, Poland

” I was inspired by my neighbourhood. There is a big forest near by the river Wisła, where there are a lot of ponds. This place is called Nazieleńce and is a protected area. I like very much to take photos and do drawings or even paintings in this place.  In the four ground there is a big old tree with amazing branches next to forest road and pond. In the distance you can see the forest”. 9. by André Diogo da Silva
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André Diogo da Silva, Brazil

“My inspiration was from a great artist, Stephen Wiltshire. I think he is a magnificent artist who overcomes the his autism every single day with his art. He is a great example of overcoming. The location of the drawing is in New York City, one of my favorite places to visit. I didn’t use any style specifically, I just made everything without grids or vanishing points. The materials used were HB, 2B, 4B e 6B, and Nankin”. You can check out André’s Instagram here. 8. by Negar Amini
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Negar Amini

Sometimes a fast sketch is all that is needed to get your point across and this drawing by Negar does exactly that, quickly and effortlessly detailing a landscape that marries both modern design with natural elements, creating movement, style and an entire landscape concept. 7. by Joshua Rodriguez, student of the Landscape Architecture Program at Rutgers University, United States, New Jersey
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Joshua Rodriguez, United States

“After studying Japanese Gardens this past semester at Rutgers University of New Brunswick, they have become something really meaningful to me and they have become a major part of my design style. I also rendered it in a Japanese style being sure to use ink. The pagoda overlooks a pond that is surrounded by Japanese elements one would see in that style of garden”. 6. by Dhruva Bangalore
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Dhruva Bangalore

With so much going on in this sketch the energy and life in the pond just jumps off the screen, one can certainly imagine, pond skaters, frogs and newts all having a busy day among the plants and beneath the blue sky, taking them all the way into the dusk of night. 5. by Coleene
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Coleene

Rich contrasting colours meant this sketch pushed it’s way into our top 10. The strong use of colour makes an otherwise calm setting, daring and adventurous, an exotic getaway perhaps, a secret rendezvous, who knows the artists true intention. 4. by Alan Ramiro Manning, Senior Architecture Student at Woodbury University, Burbank, Ca, USA Alan is one of our regulars at Sketchy Saturday and has an unmistakable style that seems to be geared towards the spaces between spaces, the streets, the alleyways and the laneways, showing a deep appreciation for how things work and not just how they are. “The colors, the materials, the environment all came together to offer this intriguing space in Menton, France. Drawn to the lamp, the exposed wires, and the rusted drain pipe, this vignette delivers quite the transportation effect. Micron pen and Winsor & Newton watercolors used on cold press watercolor paper. My travel sketches can be followed through Instagram, @seethelines.”
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Alan Ramiro Manning, USA

3. by Magdalena Subocz, landscape engineer , Poland
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Magdalena Subocz , Poland

“This sketch shows the Greek Catholic Church in Wroclaw. Currently, I  participate in creating a guidebook advertising the city and the university, hence the decision to execute the sketches of important places. This Greek Catholic Church is one of several made ​​by me using watercolor technique. The Greek Catholic cathedral is located near Wroclaw University, near the Oder River. The Gothic church was built of red brick. This is regarded as one of the most important landmarks of the city. You can check out Magdalena’s blog here. 2. by Giovanna De Lisi, architect Italy
Giovanna De Lisi, architect, Italy

Giovanna De Lisi, architect, Italy

“It’s a preliminary sketch for a private garden in Hamburg. the sketch was required to let the client understand the feeling of this “corridor” space (he was not able to understand that from the plan… ) enclosed on one side by the wall with the new material and, on the other side, by a wall made of wood”. 1. by Peter McQuillan Chartered Landscape Architect and artist- working in London 
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Peter McQuillan, UK

“The sketch was done just as a study for a project I’ve set myself – I’m looking to make some paintings to capture the idea of place and the experience of living in the city. So I’ve been looking around and sketching to try and see if I can capture something of the ‘feel’ of things. This is my local high street in London -sketch in watercolour – mostly was done standing on a street corner in everyones way. I’ve always liked this part of the street it’s a real hotchpotch of styles – and it reminds me of many other parts of the world”. – That’s it for this week’s Sketchy Saturday, we at LAN are so appreciative that you are helping to give the artists and their talent the coverage  and recognition it deserves, so much talent goes unnoticed and at LAN we aim to put a stop to that. Check out the Sketchy Saturday official Facebook album and see literally 1,000′s of incredible sketches! If you want to take part send your entries into us at office@landarchs.com Recommended reading: Sketching from the Imagination: An Insight into Creative Drawing by 3DTotal Article written by Scott D. Renwick

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