Sketching Gaudí

How do you sketch a building as complex as the Sagrada Familia? It is impossible to draw all the details unless you have lots more time than I did. The solution: cross your fingers and do your best at giving an impression of the general shapes, the lights and darks and possibly an indication of colour.


14 Comments on “Sketching Gaudí”

  1. Delft says:

    Well done! I recognised it at once.
    The unfinished look matches the unfinished church too 🙂

  2. George Ostrowski says:
  3. Lee Kline says:

    Looks amazing. Could not be any other building. Gaudi was an artist. So are you!

  4. Ross says:

    Nice impression of a classic building. Make sure that you take care when sketching Gaudi’s work… the story goes that Gaudi was killed when he stepped back in the street to get a better look at one of his buildings under construction and was hit by a passing car… dangerous architecture to admire.

    • The only thing that I would have been hit by while sketching this was any one of a number of tourists who were trying to get a better view than the one I had while standing in the park across the street. Luckily none of them were feeling violent today.

  5. Monique says:

    That church!:)Bravo!!

  6. Uma says:

    Wow – I adore Barcelona – the city, to me, seems an artist and art/architecture-lover’s dream destination. Great to see your drawings of the place – you definitely captured the spirit of Sagrada Familia! Looking forward to seeing more of your stay there..

  7. Love it; seems like the kind of architecture where you just need to draw everything in your path, and come back with a memory-inducing sketch instead of a drawing that is simply “right”, yet forgettable in the long run. Just a few color washes, key details, and enough lines to hold it all together, and my favorite are the cranes and scaffolding!

    • I was happy about the way I dealt with this one Jason. I only had a few minutes before my time slot to line up for entry to the church so I had to put down only the essentials. It’s probably the best way to deal with a structure like this.

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