Berlin Looking South - Details Emerging

February 23, 2018

After the weekend and a few days of duty manning the Arty Globe shop, it’s time to get back to the drawing board.


I get the felt pens out and model the rough marker sketches into distinctive buildings with the right amount of characteristic detail. I specifically love this phase of the process (even though, each one has its own joys) as there is already the structure I created earlier and can build upon.


Now I can enjoy drawing buildings more detailed. What until now, was just a cube, gets protrusions and recesses and maybe an inner courtyard, a pitched or a flat roof, gables, pediments, porticos, dormers, columns, windows.



Elements indicate the difference between pre- or postwar buildings: roofs: pitched or flat, fenestration: portrait or landscape, symmetry or asymmetry, a solid, protruding plinth or cantilevering upper floors.


This is the stage when the buildings get their character and identity.




I am also very pleased getting the TV Tower quite accurate and yet not cluttered. 





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