Here are the drawing supplies to sketch architecture like a pro

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When you’re learning a new creative skill for the first time, having the right tools can make it easier to learn. The perfect pencil, of course, can’t make you a pro without hard work and practice, but it will get you on the right track. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to draw architecture in all its detailed glory, we’ve got the shopping list for you and expert instructions to go along with it.

In his online course Architectural illustration for everyone: draw buildings in ink and colored pencil, artist Demi Lang explains how to draw buildings using her time-tested approach to illustration. She starts with a line drawing, inks over the initial sketch and finishes it by adding color. The results are exquisite and showcase all the beautiful details you find in architecture.

To learn how Lang creates his work, you will need the following supplies. You’ll start with Strathmore tinted paper, a mechanical pencil (or a 2B sharp pencil), a ruler, and a set square. You will then move on to a black fine point pen, a white gel pen and finally a set of high quality colored pencils.

So grab your supplies and settle in Architectural illustration for everyone: draw buildings in ink and colored pencil. It is only available through My Modern Met Academy, our online learning platform that will spark your creativity. Do you know someone who would love this course as a gift? Give them a gift certificate to purchase this course.

Architectural illustration by Demi Lang

It always helps to have the right supplies. For Lang’s class, make sure you have these items handy:

Toned beige sketch paper

Strathmore Dark Brown Sketch Paper

Stratmore | $13.61

Mechanical Pencil

Mechanical pencils

pentel | $16.37

Ruler and square


Tools made from dead wood | $14.99

Fine line drawing pens

drawing pens

Plain pin | $11.60

White Gel Pens

gel pens

sakura | $7.79

Colouring pencils

Colouring pencils

Caran d’Ache | $39.99

Lang will review all supplies during her class.

Demi Lang Artist SuppliesColouring pencils

She will then show you how to draw the buildings…

Demi Lang Drawing

…before inking lines and adding color…

Demi Lang DrawingArchitectural illustration by Demi Lang

…and the white pen for accents.

Demi Lang Drawing

Watch the class trailer here.

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