Drawing & Illustration : How to Draw Buildings


Okay folks, in this clip I’m going to teach
you how to draw buildings. Great thing about learning how to draw buildings is it’s basically
a great way to understand different design when it comes to shape and perspective. Learning
to draw buildings is fairly simple when you think about just practical application. I
mean, all it really is is drawing building blocks, essentially. I mean, obviously, you
can go into a certain degree of detail with things like windows and other aspects of the
drawing, but the real thing that will sell the look of a buildings in relation to each
other is a three dimensional perspective. You want to establish dimensions in such a
way that makes thee end result very believable and the way you do that is kind of take the
perspective and then gradually, try and wrap your mind around the three dimensional characteristics
of them. Imagine standing directly in front of a city scape. What might the buildings
actually look like in perspective to where you are. Start by drawing those. I even give
them a little bit of depth in terms of alright, so, if this building back here is a little
bit further away, it might look like that in relation to a building that’s you know,
further up on the block. And obviously you are the architect so feel free to you know,
design your buildings any way you wish, you know. They can be all sorts of shapes and
sizes. I mean, don’t get too carried away I guess, but you know what I mean. Now, once
you’ve drawn different types of buildings, obviously you’re going to want to go in and
add some details to them, I mean, when you’re drawing like big skyscrapers, or anything,
that’s usually good to add some sort of look or pattern to them. Really establish where
the windows are, for one. Come in here and a lot of them, simple up and down lines will
do the trick, just to kind of establish that there are rows and rows, and rows of you know,
windows in there. You can always come across, this is, I would do this in a lighter, with
lighter strokes just because there’s no reason to add a great deal of detail to this, unless
it’s, you know, supposed to be, you’re supposed to call a lot of attention to any one particular
aspect of the building. Now you could really get in there with a fine tooth comb and you
know, really add a lot of detail to each and every single window in your building. You
come in and really individually hand draw each and every one. Give them all their distinct
looks and so forth. At the end of the day, it’s really about your own personal design,
so learn the perspective. Learn how to see the buildings in front of you. Learn how to
create dimensionally correct buildings and then, yeah, become your own little city planner.
As you’re drawing buildings maybe in the background, draw them a little bit lighter so that if
you’re drawing a Metropolis, it’s like you’re calling attention to the buildings in the
foreground and not the ones in the back, but yeah, that is essentially how you draw buildings.

100 comments

  • blikeredaxis

    Define 'better' . Not being funny, but in defining what better means to you, you will learn a lot.

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  • Rach Robinson

    Are you really left handed…. Because I could draw better than that.

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  • PerfectPinkiePants

    he can probably draw a lot better but i guess he's just drawing it in a "sketchy" way just to explain it

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  • Chukkzy

    Welcome to Banana Towers.

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  • CristiieMaze

    wtf this is horrible.

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  • Samantha Ringer

    That looks like what my 4 year old draws

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  • erik garcia

    thanks

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  • Dustin Ray

    …….Maybe you are right handed.

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  • Corbonzo

    this is not a drawing… and it would be a terrible pen and ink

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  • John Freeman

    Shite man…atleast use a ruler

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  • J Harper

    I am not gifted to draw, as many books as I have looked at and tried to do what they say, it never works. Thank you so much,I learned more in this short clip then in years of trying to understand books. I followed what you were doing and all of a sudden it made perfect sense. For those trying to understand perspective in drawings this is a wonderful starting video. For all of you experts at drawing, this was not for you, but for untalented people like me.  Do you have more examples? Thanks again

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  • tully fully

    this guy isn't gonna hold your hand as you draw a building

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  • Nazia Tasneem

    You're kidding, right? Did you make this video specifically for 5 year olds or something? O.o

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  • Corbonzo

    the way you make building and 3D objects look proportional is by following a point(s), one point, two point, and three point perspective drawing is the only way to do it. Don't make tutorials on subjects you know nothing about. You're just teaching people all the wrong things!

    look up "two point perspective drawing" on youtube to actually do buildings and multiple 3D objects correctly! that will help you guys more. 

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  • Pauline Jaye

    i cant even draw a line straight FUUUCCKK

    GodBless your hand

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  • samhouri basel

    bad bad bad 

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  • Swastika Pandey

    Wow! thak you ! you helped me. i had my art exam and I just dont know how to draw background buildings. but now, i know it. thank u

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  • Kylie Young

    ARE U 5 OR WUT WUT THE CRAP THATS CRAP MAN

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  • Julio Martinez

    Draw The hoouston buildings

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  • Julio Martinez

    Draw The hoouston buildings

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  • Jorge Ruiz

    thanks!!!! it totally worked!!!

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  • AbdEl Darak

    nicee draw 

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  • Mira Qamhiyah

    Be a shamed of ur self he is trying to help us
    This is the best buildings I ve ever seen

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  • umar aleem

    the best

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  • I quit agar

    could you make a advanced version for all those haters out there saying these buildings are bad

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  • angelicous angelicus

    that is good for a beginner but for a medium one this drawing is a shit(sorry for the word…) , but that do not means that we can't learb from you some things :)))

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  • Saturnize

    LMAO

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  • Bret Smith

    This dude sucks. what a boomer.

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  • Cat

    WHAT THE FUCK? ALL I SEE DOWN IS HATE COMMENTS LEMME CUT OFF THEIR DICKS AND SLICE OFF THEIR VAGINAS!

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  • Anime247

    the guy drawing does NOT have to be drawing perfectly with rulers and protractors and stuff. He's not trying because that would take too long. the purpose of this video isn't to show you how good a drawer he is. he's showing you what you need to pay attention of while drawing buildings. things such as depth and angles.

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  • Anime247

    this video helps a lot. thanks

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  • Boss Champ

    That drawing looks horrible

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  • Queen Boo

    Thank you,
    This is really helpful for starting to draw backgrounds.
    There isn't anything wrong with not drawing straight lines, I think that's just the style.

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  • Anuj Jaichand

    Lkkkkk

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  • Mr Exo Moon 350Z

    Free hand drawing is the best, gives it a cartoon look love it so much. Great to see another lefty.

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  • Mr Exo Moon 350Z

    Using a ruler isn't art its called drawing a line without character. So stop hating.

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  • quizr

    Thanks for the vid but i must admit i couldnt take much from it.
    Not because im retarded, but because city scapes drawn this way are easy, i have done it but i cant draw a cottage.
    Not hating just saying

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  • Flower T

    what type of pencils does he use?

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  • sharu preethi

    Thnx

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  • كرار وت ابن وت وت

    ☺?????

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  • H .o

    Well this taught me nothing I didn't already know…

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  • Helena Rose

    WHAT?!

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  • Jaykob Baxter

    H
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    Gfhgcfhgcghchg

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  • Jaykob Baxter

    I knew how to draw like this when I was3

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  • exotica T.S.

    he can't draw?????

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  • William Bass

    HOW TF DID HE GET 3 MILLION SUBS HIS CONTENT IS NOT EVEN GOOD

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  • Ashish Biju

    good

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  • Oza Tuna Tepiroglu

    Ta plus que poile que ta de talent de dessiner 🙂

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  • Adela Sanchez

    I think you guys shouldn't judge other people 's drawing

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  • Frain

    thanks really helped.если что я русский

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  • Денис Колебер

    ХААААХХХХХААА ЭТО ЧЁ

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  • Daniel Connor

    LAME

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  • Mishure chan

    Um can u do big Ben the clock please that clock form peter pan?

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  • Siddhanth P

    helped me a lot for art competition

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  • Siddhanth P

    can u make a video of how to sketch

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  • Siddhanth P

    how to make a lake by sketching

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  • Ирина Кот

    Good!!!

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  • baruipurbrahmachari indane

    not bad but not too good for a middle drawer.

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  • The oc Squad

    You should make trump tower?

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  • Muhammad Faiz Muhammad Faiz

    you draw… wow… you the best

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  • beep beep

    I'll stick to markcrilley…..

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  • Gabbi Evans

    I don't understand why you guys are hating if your here you obviously didn't know how to draw this in the first place

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  • Geneva Hilliard

    This guy draws like a 3 yr old.??

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  • Geneva Hilliard

    This guy draws like a 3 yr old ?

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  • zeen gamer

    helped me

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  • xd_ max44

    This is so not good
    ??☹️???????

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  • jgvh lfkfi

    good

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  • D A l

    Uypouhhhjgggggggg

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  • Alan S

    This is freehand sketching and not technical drawing which would involve rulers, compasses, protractors etc – and he doesn't claim it is.

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  • Todrick Bradley

    perfect .-.

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  • Tristen Nevarez

    ???

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  • SomaHobbies

    why wouldnt you establish a perspective point/s?

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  • ملك الاغاني الاجنبية

    I from Iraq , it's very good.

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  • Farid Belaidi

    i hope i get a A+ at school.

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  • Ahmed xxx3 _sa

    Very good

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  • rifat rifatoff

    2018?

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  • Назгуль Марат

    уау

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  • KishaPam 22

    This actually helped me Alot because i dont have a ruler its because I JUST WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DRAW BUILDINGS SIMPLE AND I CANT FIND ONW UNTIL THIS ONE thnks a bunchh…!!!

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  • Norliza aryza adriana

    Omg thanks u. Make my art A+

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  • Norliza aryza adriana

    THANKSS

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  • Cliff Sheets

    What's the term called? Point of perception? Point of infinity? I can't remember the term, but essentially all the angles go toward those points.

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  • Alkama Ibrahim

    are you mad

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  • Alkama Ibrahim

    this is the drawing

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  • Alkama Ibrahim

    very bad very very bad

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  • Flame Boy Epic

    This was actually helpful unlike those others that just draw with music in the background! Wait…. Isn't that kinda like clickbait….. Well you can be the judge of that I guess…….

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  • Vasily Krushev

    Expert village is so funny.

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  • Amr Gaming

    Bro this drawing is shit what are you teaching us Doug I can draw better than this lol

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  • PARTHA ROY

    y
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    y

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  • The Pug Master

    aye a lefty like me

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  • Karam Singh

    it's good but not straight ?

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  • Asma Lasheen

    Can you do how to draw corniach in qater

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  • Tyler Chow Yip Wai

    Drawing is sucks

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  • Wygames

    Thank you this is the best

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  • GamersHub PS4

    Hey! That not how you really Bulidings

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  • nissyvivek87

    Simple bro

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  • Grishti Seegobin

    Thanks a lot for your drawing

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  • Mahendra Chaudhari

    Nice

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  • Mahendra Chaudhari

    V good you're name

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  • Rhonda Chatman

    This video sucks because it has subtitles I couldn't see

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  • Zombie king12 1

    This vid really help on my homework thanks

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