Process: Office Building Sketch

Why do I choose to sketch certain buildings here in Washington, DC? Amongst several factors is whether the building can be sketched in small increments over several days, as I do these while out for quick strolls during my lunch breaks . This one particular building presented such an opportunity. Very modular, with a nice balance of symmetric and subtle asymmetric details, it was an easy building to draw to a certain identifiable point one day, and pick up from there the next day, as seen in the process shots below.


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2 thoughts on “Process: Office Building Sketch”

  1. It’s fun to see your process, and that you return several days in a row or near to it, to complete. You have clear lines from the get-go. I’m temporarily in DC and just happened to go to this location yesterday, so recognized it.

    1. Thanks; this was definitely a fun building to draw, and a very interesting building as well. It’s across the street from the German embassy, so the whole time I was sketching, I got an earful of German. There’s a nice little cafe in the first floor of the building, yet next door and on the corner, is what seems to be a very abandoned office.

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