Drawing a bank can be a challenge for beginners. This comprehensive guide provides step-by-step instructions, tips, and techniques for creating a realistic and visually appealing bank drawing.
Before diving into the drawing process, gather the following materials:
- Pencil (HB or 2B)
- Sketchbook or Drawing Paper
Step 1: Sketching Basic Shapes
Start by sketching the basic shape of the bank. Draw horizontal and vertical lines to help create the building’s correct proportions. Use a light hand to ensure changes can be made later.
Step 2: Outlining the Structure
Step 3: Adding Details
Choose the specific architectural details you wish to include in the building. Sketch everything from the intricate window designs to the columns on the front of the building.
Step 4: Shading
When finished with details, start by highlighting the building’s edges, then the shadows created by the architecture. Continue the shading with the application of shadows. Remember, more prominent shadows indicate darker tones.
Step 5: Filling Out the Background
Complete the drawing by setting the building against a useful background, such as a street, trees, or a blue sky.
- Use an appropriate sketchbook that is good in quality, the paper should not have too much texture as it will affect the smoothness of your lines.
- When creating the rough sketch, keep the lines thin and close together. This will allow changes at a later stage
- Do not press too hard when shading, start light, building up the tone to your preference.
- Take a reference picture, if available, to ensure greater accuracy
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What kind of pencils should I use?
Use an HB or 2B pencil to draw the bank’s basic structure, and a 4B or 6B pencil to do shading.
2. How do I get the right proportion of the bank?
Start by drawing horizontal and vertical lines and adjust them when necessary. Use a reference picture, and make sure you sketch accurately.
3. How do I keep the lines clean while erasing?
Use a kneaded eraser that does not leave crumbs on the paper. Do not rub too hard while erasing, as it will tear the paper.
4. Do I need to add color to the bank drawing?
No, it is up to you to add color. Some artists prefer black and white drawings.
5. What if I make a mistake while drawing?
Erasing or covering is your only option. A kneaded eraser is good to avoid overworking the paper.
6. Should I complete the drawing in one sitting?
No, take time to refine the drawing, work on new areas as you proceed. Do not rush the process.
7. Can I use a pen instead of a pencil?
Although you can use pen, it will result in a lack of flexibility when editing the final product.
8. Do I need to draw to scale?
No, for the basic structure, you do not have to draw to scale. However, the building’s proportions must be realistic and accurate.
9. What if I get stuck and can’t complete the drawing?
Let yourself have a break and come back later. Keep practicing and doing sketches, it will help you get better at problems facing you.