Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Architectural details, Cambridge, Mass.

In the 1980s I lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts and my neighborhood was filled with handsome old wooden buildings. They had a lot of decorative woodwork on them which I never tired of drawing, then or now. Here are two studies of architectural details, done on site free-hand. No ruler or perspective device was used. Buildings like these remain in older neighborhoods all the way through the American East and Midwest. Wherever I see them, I like to draw them. These images were rescued from copies imbedded in a plastic portfolio book. I drew them with a Rapidograph technical pen and they are about 5 inches wide. Date of making was late summer 1986.

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