Saturday, November 10, 2018

[arch]inktober - week 1

as an architect, i draw in some way, shape or form everyday. 

the majority of the time it's digital drawing in autocad, but there's also scribbling lines to figure out a detail, drawing existing spaces to map out or sketching to convey an idea to a client.  one thing not on that list is sketching simply for fun.  it seems, one of the very reasons i got into architecture, was now on the back burner...or worse, almost non existent in my life.

there's a "movement" on social media called [inktober] where you're given 31 prompt words for every day of october and try to sketch, or create and ink drawing, every day during the month.  i've attempted it the past 2 years but usually never make it past day four.  this year a coworker and i decided we needed to get back to sketching for fun so we would both take the 31 day challenge and motivate each other to actually finish the task.  to give ourselves more accountability and to cater it a more towards architecture, we came up with 31 words of our own.

wanting to share the sketches with you, as well as get my blog posting count a little higher this year, i thought i'd break the sketches down into weeks.  this also gives me a chance to explain a little bit what i discovered during the month. 

the first week, i wanted to try something i never do, which is us my chartpak ad markers that have sat by my desk unused for about 10 years.  when you know what you're doing with these markers you can work magic with your illustrations, with me, i might as well be using crayons on the back of a kids placemat at a restaurant.  but what better time to learn and experiment with markers then in some made up drawing exercise that doesn't matter to anyone but me. that being said...

week 1








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