Sketch Gaudi With Me

Build a sketchbook spread step-by-step

Episode 1 – Mosaic Wall

This free mini-series hosted on Youtube is great for beginners to ink & watercolour sketching. We shall end up with a collage of sketches of the architecture of Gaudi!! Build a sketchbook spread with me step by step.

⭐️ EPISODE 1 is a very gentle introduction to the work of the incredibly famous architect, Gaudi. We shall do something simple and easy, a section of a mosaic wall.

✅ You’ll learn that sketching the world around you doesn’t have to be intimidating and small simple sketches are just as valid as intricate scenes.

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Episode 2 – Casa Battló (aka. The Dragon House)

⭐️ Watch EPISODE 2 – we continue to build our spontaneous sketchbook spread and get a little more complex by sketching Casa Battlo, otherwise known as The Dragon House.

We are still keeping it simple as, rather than sketch the entire building, I have chosen just a portion of it. By focussing on just the roof and tower we tell the story of the dragon house without having to sketch everything.

I hope you enjoy following along and the reference photo is below.

Episode 3 – Parque Güell

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We are stepping it up with our sketchbook spread by focusing on one of the buildings inside Parque Güell. I am not too sure of the name of it but it’s a pretty cool gingerbread-looking house with a checkerboard tower! So much fun to draw!

Here is the reference photo so you can follow along:

Episode 4 – Sagrada Familia

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The moment we have all been waiting for! In this episode I added the Sagrada Familia to my sketchbook spread, slap bang in the middle. As Gaudi’s most famous (and still unfinished) project, I thought it was only right it took centre stage. In this video, I show you how you can sketch a complicated building like this quickly and loosely while still retaining recognisability.

Episode 5 – Gaudi House Museum

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In this penultimate video in the series, we add another sketch to the top left corner of the spread. I talk about how to break down a seemingly complicated scene into easy shapes plus how you can sketch something like this quickly & easily to create an impression of what you see.

Episode 6 – Architectural Details – Casa Battló

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This is the final instalment of “Build a Sketchbook Spread: Sketch Gaudi With Me” mini-series. We shall add the last sketch in the top right corner. I decided to zoom in on the window of Casa Battlo – it’s such an iconic architectural detail that many people will recognise. I think it gives an interesting counterpoint to many of the other sketches on the page which are of entire buildings or scenes.

I also show how I included some lettering into the gaps available on the page.

I hope you have enjoyed this series and learnt a lot!

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