Self-Taught Artist Demi Lang Creates Detailed Drawings Of Buildings Illuminating Their Beauty

Architectural structures are truly a fascinating sight to behold. With all the intricate details and stunning craftsmanship, it’s almost hard to believe that it’s possible to replicate them on any form of canvas. Well, apparently, it is. Demi Lang is just one of the many talented artists who has shown us that it can indeed be done. And the fact that she is self-taught makes her works all the more impressive.

The UK-based illustrator has been specializing in detailed architectural drawings for over 15 years now. Using a variety of mediums, she effectively portrays each structure on paper, down to the tiniest detail. She’s fond of using pencils, fine line pens and watercolors in her artwork. Having a “particular passion for architecture and beautiful character buildings,” Lang usually gathers inspirations for her works while traveling.

“I am in awe of the architects and craftsmen who make these buildings and I’m interested in the history behind them. When you stop and look closely, there is so much to see.”

 

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St Paul's Cathedral in a @hahnemuehle_uk Cappuccino book. Finally went back and finished this one off ? ? It seems like we are all going to be spending more time at home in these challenging times and we are going to have to be resourceful in finding things to do. Many of my isolated Italian followers are drawing what they can see from their baIconies and windows.Tag me with your drawing if you are isolated because of the virus, I'd love to see them:)? . . . . . . *gifted* . . #stpaulscathedral #london #monochrome #blackink #architectureillustration #architecturedrawing #architecture_lovers #archisketch #sketchesNow #sketch_architecture #architecturesketch #artwork #archilovers #fineliner #alvindrafting #architecture #sketches #archisketcher #instaart #illustration #arch_more #beautifularchitecture #architecturelovers #demilangart #arte #graphicart #fnsketch #fineartdrawing #sketchbook

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It's been a busy week so here's a throw back of an older drawing some of you might not have seen, Parisien roof tops. I love the monotone look of this piece, its something I want to do more of, I just need to find the right reference. I think I took the photo for this somewhere in the Louvre, how I'd love to go back there! Anyone else love Paris???? . . . . #paris #architecturesketch #drawing #parisarchitecture #architectureillustration #artwork #architecture_lovers #fineliner #pencilart #pencildrawing #alvindrafting #architecture #sketch_architecture #sketches #archisketcher #instaart #illustration #arch_more #beautifularchitecture #architecturelovers #parisart #demilangart #arte #strathmoreart #graphicart #fnsketch #blackink #archisketch #draweveryday #colouredpencil

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UK-based artist Demi Lang creates stunningly realistic architectural sketches using mixed mediums

 

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Here is the finished Georgia State Capitol building. I used a combination of Liquitex gold ink, Robersons liquid metal paint, coloured pencils and black fine liner. Oh and white gel pen. All of these helped to make the dome 3D by adding layers and building up the colour. Any comments or questions left below are always appreciated, hope you like it! ?? . . . . #architecturesketch #drawing #architectureillustration #artwork #gallery #fineliner #pencilart #pencildrawing #fabercastellpolychromos #architecture #sketch_architecture #sketches #archisketcher #instaart #illustration #etsy #beautifularchitecture #architecturelovers #artofdrawing #demilangart #arte #strathmoreart #graphicart #sketch_arq #artoftheday #blackink #georgiastatecapitol #atlanta #usa #golddome

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She also uses photographs for reference and carefully studies their light and composition. That way, she could seamlessly incorporate highlights as well as shadows into her illustrations. When fully colored, her sketches look just like exquisite photo prints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through her works, Lang hopes to inspire people to see architectural structures in a different light and appreciate their intricate beauty.

“My intention is to bring my subject to life on the paper and I hope the viewer experiences this and can appreciate the wonderful architectural details in a realistic and likable form. I also try to make more ordinary buildings become more interesting for the viewer by using light, shadow, and details.”

 

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Blenheim Palace ? I'm working on a drawing I can't share yet and trying to finish the Brighton Pavilion hence this older drawing of my favourite place, Blenheim Palace. I still have a few prints left of this, link to my Etsy shop in bio if your interested ?? Thanks guys, now its wine o'clock!? . . . . . #blenheimpalace #england #architecture_hunters #linedrawing #illustrationartist #handdrawn #architectureillustration #architecture_lovers #archisketch #architecturesketch #realisticart #archilovers #fineliner #alvindrafting #architecture #sketches #archisketcher #instaart #arch_more #architecturelovers #demilangart #arte #strathmoreart #graphicart #fnsketch #artoftheday  #blackink  #oxfordshire

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Unlike other artists, Lang is pretty much open about her creative process which she documents on her Instagram page. She also takes the time to interact with her followers and answer their queries. Likewise, she never fails to mention the materials that she uses for each piece. In fact, she has even put up an Amazon storefront where she features all her favorite art supplies. So, it’s not entirely surprising that the artist has gained herself quite a following online—38.7K followers to date.

Feel free to follow Demi on Instagram to see more of the talented artist at work. You may also check out her website and Etsy store where she puts her works up for sale.

Source: Etsy | Website | Instagram