Houses in Pen and Ink and Photography

As you know, I really like houses, viewing houses, learning about house styles, wanderingthrough neighborhoods look at houses…I could go on and on. It’s a lifelong interest of mine, house and neighborhood architecture, and I enjoy looking at not only is what here today but what clues there are to the past.

Back in August 2020 my husband and I walked through Ardmore, PA, and I took photos of houses. Later on I drew them in pen and ink. Here are a couple for you to look at.

The drawings are all done in a sketchbook of 8″ x 8″.

Here is a side view of a house on a corner.

Here are two buildings in the same neighborhood. They have commercial premises on the first floor and apartments on the upper ones.

12 thoughts on “Houses in Pen and Ink and Photography

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I love houses, as I have said, and being a nosy kind of person, I enjoy seeing the little clues to those who live in them. Drawing and photographing them is a way to indulge myself and a lot of fun, I think.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I could go on and on. I don’t think there is a building I would not like to draw (people, send me your personalityless or ugly building photos and I will try and see if I am right!, that is what I need to do, maybe!) Anyway, I have always been interested in buildings and in my next life I would like a job or career having something to do with designing, building, or even repairing them.

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          You have no idea how many houses or office or industrial buildings I have “renovated” in my mind. In the past we often attended open houses just to be nosy, and then we could spend a lot of happy time discussing how we’d fix them up.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I really like drawing from photos (there is no need to hurry, the photo never moves or changes!) and I can examine the details (or make them up if the photo is not the greatest, which often happens when I take them!) And…I love drawing houses.

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