Learn to Paint in Watercolour with 50 Small Paintings
Symmetry and proportion
With some subjects, such as landscapes and flowers, you can get away with certain elements being a bit too big or too small, or not being in exactly the right place. When you’re drawing and painting buildings, however, it’s crucial to get the proportions right and assess where the various features – doors, windows and archways – sit in relation to each other.
• Lunar Black
• Payne’s Grey• Buff Titanium (or mix diluted Yellow Ochre
with a touch of White)
• Burnt Sienna
• Alizarin Crimson
• Yellow Ochre
• Cerulean Blue
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Use an H pencil to draw the initial guidelines – the placement of the floors, columns and windows. Then use a 2B pencil to add the
architectural details. Starting with an H pencil is a more forgiving method for roughly laying out an architectural drawing like this. If you draw lightly, you can leave guidelines that can be easily rubbed out. Moving on with a 2B pencil, you can concentrate on making expressive lines with the faint underdrawing below as a guide.