Drawing from the City

  • Iroha Ito, M.Arch. 2015
  • Hometown Toyohashi, Japan
  • Class ARCH 6509 Special Topics in Visual Representation: Drawing from the City (spring 2013)
  • Instructor Luben Dimcheff

Project 1: series of pencil drawing exercises using solids. The idea is to understand and imagine light and shadow casted/reflected on the plaster objects.

Project 2: Interior perspective of the Grand Central station is to develop a technique of slow/quick drawing. The first slow drawing was made at the station, which serves as the original observation sketch for the next two drawings. The second one is developed quickly by extending perspective guidelines to expand the space from my memory. This drawing reveals the horizontal and vertical sectional conditions that create the space I occupy. Adding another sheet on the first slow drawing, based on the quick sketch, the third part of this project was to imagine revisiting the site and to express the spatial depths of the station.