sketchySteven PRO 12:02pm, 29 October 2011
Ooooh, this is going to be fun. Weekly Theme #104 is a fun micro look at the world of architecture. We're going to look at architectural detail. So buildings features that might not ordinarily get sketched -- doorways, gargoyles, gables, etc. Anything that's intimately associated with architecture but that isn't the WHOLE structure / setting / view.

Thanks to Marcia for the topic.

Here's are some sketches for inspiration:

Canada Place architectural tectonics 1 by Matthew-1

09Feb14_Nightsketch01 by marc_taro

'The Lillian' Column Capital by James Anzalone

Anglesey Ruined Building 09 pen, ink & pencil by skyeshell

detail Duomo Noto by omar.paint

Chiostro del Bramante II detail by olechko

Lunch Sketch: Yellow Building by miked*

R&A Discount Clothing Center by Floodfish

The Red Lodge Bristol by HeatherButler62

May 25, Hall of Waters by Cathy (Kate) Johnson

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busbiker/Rodrick Posted 4 years ago. Edited by busbiker/Rodrick (member) 4 years ago
old iron posts at cemetary by busbiker/Rodrick
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Edricism 4 years ago
Detail of traditional shop house's residence signboard

Detail Sketch of Residence Signboard
joseluisgildela PRO 4 years ago
Ira P. PRO Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Ira P. (member) 4 years ago
Detail of an former factory building. Pelikanviertel, Hannover, Germany.

Ira P. PRO 4 years ago
Side door of New Townhall Hannover, Germany.

alissa duke PRO 4 years ago
Sydney - Circular Quay.

Rooftop detail of a one story Federation building from 1908. Was built as part of the wharf buildings and now Sydney Oyster Bar.
ink and watercolour pencil

30Oct11 Architectural detail by alissa duke
Luis_Ruiz PRO 4 years ago
Córdoba, great mosque by Luis_Ruiz

A capital in the mosque of Córdoba. This one is exhibited in the museum of the building.

Málaga, Fuente de Reding by Luis_Ruiz

An ancient fountain in Málaga, with the stone relief detail highlighted beside.

Málaga, cierros by Luis_Ruiz

Balconies in Málaga. The wood and glass enclosure is very common in the city architecture.
nicosolemio 4 years ago
Vaults of the cellar of the European House of Photography in Paris
Voûte Cave by nicosolemio
limsumin Posted 4 years ago. Edited by limsumin (member) 4 years ago
20111030a Window by limsumin

Urban Sketchers was doing Blair Road/ Everton Road area.
This weeks assignment Weekly Theme: Oct. 30 - Nov. 5: Architectural Detail (Suggested by Marcia Milner-Brage)

This is 49 Blair Road: I focused on the ventilation window behind the bamboo bush
The Inset below show the Ventilation window in situ
dyah sihanani 4 years ago
this one is actually a study of architectural/interior details of a sushi restaurant
Takigawa Restaurant, Serpong, South Tangerang by dyah sihanani
Fernanda Lamelas 4 years ago
Doors of old churches, in Portugal

Churches by Fernanda Lamelas
apellanizi 4 years ago
Romanic abside en Cervatos, Spain

colegiata de san Pedro de Cervatos, Cantabria Spain by apellanizi
Fernanda Lamelas Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Fernanda Lamelas (member) 4 years ago
Relaxing at the Bar, at the end of the day, watching the details! Hotel Infante de Sagres, Porto, Portugal
Hotel Infante de Sagres, Porto  by Fernanda Lamelas
cERRADO por deRRIBO...

Arrecife_Lanzarote_Canary island...any window...
sIgUIENDO las nUbes laguNeras...eNcuentRO Torres Santo DOmingO

Santo Domingo_ La Laguna_ Tenerife_ Canary Island
Following the clouds I found the tower
una eSquina cualquiera... de mi viejo Barrio

My old neighborhood...Gothic quartier_ Barcelona
gAsPacho...cErvEza..bUllicio en sIlencio

One gaspacho and suddenly I look up... there it was... La Giralda_ Sevilla_ Spain
limsumin 4 years ago
20111101 Scaffolding by limsumin

This renovation site was using old fashioned scaffolding poles,
the scaffolding passed the quality assurance inspection
Patrizia Torres 4 years ago
Two different architectural details from my visit to Bordeaux, France.

Burdeos IX by Patrizia Torres

Burdeos VII by Patrizia Torres
johanesj 4 years ago
...some architectural details from some centuries ago.
Teotihuacan en Madrid

Caixaforum, Madrid
Lisbeth C PRO 4 years ago
I love the simplicity of the California missions.

San Juan Bautista by Lisbeth C
sketchySteven PRO 4 years ago
Thought I'd actually participate this week. :)

11032011 Virginia Tech Gothic Window by sketchySteven

11032011 Virginia Tech Cupola on East Eggleston Hall by sketchySteven
Doodleshark Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Doodleshark (member) 4 years ago
Chandler detail by Doodleshark

Architectural detail from historic storefront in Arkansas
jcrowtherart Posted 4 years ago. Edited by jcrowtherart (member) 4 years ago
Greene & Greene house by jcrowtherart

Many people don't realize that like Pasadena, Santa Monica has many architectural gems. This is a Greene Brothers Arts and Crafts bungalow sitting high on a bluff overlooking Santa Monica Canyon with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Many years ago the owners, friends of mine, asked me to lend them my Jack Russell Terrier, Killer, to rid the crawl space under the house of rats. He came up empty handed.

It's said that Frank Lloyd Wright, upon seeing a Greene Brothers house in San Francisco, grumbled that they had stolen their trademark style from his midwestern Prairie Houses. He brushed off the observation that they had been working well before his first Prairie-style house was built.
kalpana balaji 4 years ago
The museum proscenium

Proscenium of the Museum Theatre, Madras
martinesan Posted 4 years ago. Edited by martinesan (member) 4 years ago
détail église Sainte Anne Paris 13ème
Petit bout d'église Sainte Anne by martinesan
Marcia Milner-Brage PRO Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Marcia Milner-Brage (member) 4 years ago
Here is a vignette of a porch tile floor in a 1928 built house on Little Saint Simons Island, Georgia. I painted it for this week's theme:

Helen House Porch Tile

And 2 older sketches, details of the Johnson County Courthouse in Iowa City, Iowa:

Johnson County Courthouse

Rail carving Johnson County Courthouse
Jacquie1995 4 years ago
I went sketching at Hurworth Cottage today near New Plymouth, New Zealand.
I decided to try doing a more 'minimal' sketch using watercolour.
Heres how I got on:

Hurworth Cottage. by Jacquie1995
sketchySteven PRO 4 years ago
Thanks everyone! Great week!
timillustrator Posted 4 years ago. Edited by timillustrator (member) 4 years ago
A couple of old ones and a few new ones

Column top pugin by timillustrator


St Marie's detail by timillustrator

A detail from a Pugin Church in Derby City


Details from the train on the way to Bristol from Birmingham


Window in the station at Bristol Temple meads
vanessawos 4 years ago
some architectural details from houses and an old church []
North Groningen (the Netherlands)
window I by agnestekent / Agnes den Hartogh
Rue Servandoni Bordeaux (France)
bo1 by agnestekent / Agnes den Hartogh
blinovskate 4 years ago
How interesting! Can I post one?
Vyborg, Russia, metalwork details:
Vyborg. Metalwork details by blinovskate
silentwander Posted 4 years ago. Edited by silentwander (member) 4 years ago
Club House #2 by silentwander

Bangalore, India.
silentwander Posted 4 years ago. Edited by silentwander (member) 4 years ago
Lamp Posts at UB City in Bangalore by silentwander

UB City, Bangalore, India.
Debo Boddiford PRO Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Debo Boddiford (member) 4 years ago
The Mercer Williams House in Savannah, Georgia - USA
Mercer Williams House - Savannah, Georgia by Debo Boddiford
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