Chinese Pagoda Sketch


August 11, 2013 by mamie

Chinese Pagoda Sketch

Completed Date: 8/9/13

Medium: watercolor and pen & ink

Description: For this architecture assignment, I thought it would be more interesting to choose a piece of architecture that was ancient or ancient looking, especially since I thought that subject and my pre-chosen medium would work well together. I had never tried drawing anything with an Asian theme, so this was the perfect chance. I love the creative, bright, and colorful design of Chinese pagodas, so it was especially fun to work with that design in  watercolors.


6 thoughts on “Chinese Pagoda Sketch

  1. violetski says:

    It’s beautiful , Mamie 😃❤

    • mamiesmith says:

      Thank you, Violet! When I realized I had to paint using watercolors, which I don’t usually paint with, I thought of your wonderful paintings for some inspiration.

  2. prewitt1970 says:

    Nicely done, 🙂 I must say I do really love the trees.

  3. Rhys Jones says:

    Lovely colourful image. Did you go to a particular location?

    • mamiesmith says:

      I wish I went to China! 🙂 No, I was looking for pictures of architecture online for references. One of my friends was a Fulbright Scholar in China for the past 6 months, though, so I got some inspiration from her stories.

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