Monday, May 07, 2007

Terraces

I really like rows of victorian terrace houses. Not just because they have a level of pretty detail and ornament that's lacking from modern architecture, but also because I know that if I'm near them I can't be too far away from the city - and to me that's a comforting thing.

So, over the last few evenings I've spent a fair bit of time drawing terrace houses...






It's hard to see here but there's a lot of detail in them, possibly too much to be used at small sizes, so I'm a little unsure what I can do with this one... but it was fun to make, anyway.

28 comments:

tali said...

these are lovely, and *gasp* your hand-drawn sketch is so NEAT! :D

Yiyi Wang said...

They are really cute, and neat, did you just draw it like that without retouch?

Lara said...

Hehe, nah, I drew with pencil first and then traced over. Nowhere near as impressive ;)

justinamaria said...

oooh, I really like it, so beautiful! the houses made me think of Kaffe Fassetts house patterns.
as fabric it would make GREAT bags :-)

Kathleen said...

LOVE!!! Fabric please:) I have a weakness for fabric/architecture combinations. So wonderful. I am seeing placemats and curtains and throw pillows, oh my!

Casey said...

wow!! those so remind me of the sketches I used to do for architectural drafting class; only mine were never so pretty and inspiring. ;) I agree with the ideas that this would make a *great* fabric!!

nicole lecht said...

eat lara! is that my sketchbook in use???how cool! it's funny that your doing victorian style buildings because i'm working on a collaboration incorporating 18th century victorian houses...sooo cool, great minds think alike i guess!

nicole lecht said...

oops, i ment: "NEAT lara!" not eat lara!!lol

Melissa said...

Gorgeous drawings. I'm in awe!

steven1 said...

This would look amazing as a wallpaper. How fun !

Steven
TheWallpaperMaker.com

P said...

gorgeous! PLEASE print it as fabric :)

Anonymous said...

You should make it into a book, like they have done here:

http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Sketchbook-Graham-Byfield/dp/0312284160/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-0219829-2531327?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1178569559&sr=8-1

There is a great and cheap online company that will print books for you, but the name escapes me now.

Anna said...

Thats what I like about Aussie houses. The last time I went there (to Sydney though) I saw all the brick terraced houses with the ironwork balconies and thought they were so cute! We dont have anything like that here though (cute wooden bungalows will have to do :) ) You have really captured their charm.

Di said...

The terraces are amazing - i really wish I could draw!!

Cheeky Beaks said...

You are reading my mind, love the terraces. Fabric would be amazing.

Jen Leheny said...

I love terrace houses too. Here in Canberra we don't have any of course, but when I lived in Sydney a few years ago, top of my list was to live in an old terrace. Love them! :) Make it into fabric!

Anonymous said...

Those are fabulous! Of course, you should design a fabric with them! You should place them in different 90 degree orientations. I promise you they will be a hit. Love your blog!

Tina said...

OK, let me try this again with my name this time!

Those are fabulous! Of course, you should design a fabric with them! You should place them in different 90 degree orientations. I promise you they will be a hit. Love your blog!

Steve said...

Terrace houses are so cheap in Ballarat it's not funny. It's the modern ugly ones that are expensive. :)

Emily said...

Fabric!

sugarloop© said...

wonderful! i really think it would work on fabric :)

cruststation said...

I love your drawings, I can see you spent quite a lot of time doing the details on the terraces, they are wonderful! Yes, I agree with everyone else, it should be printed onto fabrics.

flossy-p said...

Hey, do you know you've been featured on http://drawn.ca ?!!!

You deserve it, all of your stuff is amazing.

pitchcomic@yahoo.com said...

Reminds me of a facade study of urban towns I just did for my class. very nice :)

sckrik said...

yep, would make wonderful fabric.

Christopher said...

These are great.They remind me of my long walks thru East Melbourne...

comically indifferent said...

Do you study architecture? Or do you do art? I think whats the point of replicating what you see? as a study that these drawings are damn fine. but as a final product i think they lack thought and imagination. there isn't an energy in your sketches. no personal input. do something different. i'm sure you'll do fine.

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