I've been quite obsessed with anything palace or castle related recently. There's something so regal and magic about a building that is adorned with turrets, twirly gates or stone gargoyles.
I've been going around Cambridge lately looking at all the fancy college buildings, (which are breathtaking and I can't believe they are student residences!) taking out the castle-y elements and drawing them. I thought I'd post a few of my sketchings here.
And a photo (I can't remember the name of this college):
I've found buildings such as churches and cathedrals are also useful. The stone archways and heavy wooden doors could easily be mistaken for palace architecture if put in a different context.
I'm not very used to drawing in pencil actually. I usually favour thin pen line drawings but I've been trying to get more depth into my pictures lately. Working on location I think that sometimes pencil can be easier to use anyway.