Observational sketching

One of the most important considerations when drawing a city is how we interpret the information around us and communicate that to record a general sense of place and particularity of detail.

For each of us the experience of the city is different; even if we take the same journey through the same city as someone else, each of us sees different things along the way. This is something that Gordon Cullen described in The Concise Townscape (see page 24), exploring the way that we engage with journeys across a city and how we experience it. This can be expressed as a series of views, related to a journey, with each view building a picture of a place. As we turn a corner we encounter a new view with more information and detail. ...

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