drawing on complexity.

Today’s sketch caught me doodling while looking out the window of my office during my lunch break. I work nearly twenty floors up in a downtown office tower, and have a panoramic view of the city.

I was looking out the window with my mind set on drawing a building or two and before I knew it I had started sketching buildings in detail, with complexity, overlapping and jutting with perspectives and shapes and shadows and forms and nuance.

The result was a sketch that is opposite of what I might more often draw, simple shapes and colours.

There is some element of realism to it, but largely it turned into a loose, but quite complex, illustration of the view of the various buildings five to ten blocks away.