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Sketching FLW's Hollyhock House - a drawing tutorial by Dan Hogman

Artist and architect Dan Hogman sketches the iconic Hollyhock House in Los Angeles with the same spirit of free reign that Frank Lyoyd Wright described as 'California Romanza'.

by Dan HogmanPublished on : Nov 06, 2019

Dan Hogman, who travelled to Los Angeles early this year, scouted the American city in search of built inspirations to turn them into pieces of sketched reflections. Luckily, the city has too much to marvel at, and our columnist had his hands full.

From iconic residences and palaces to hotels, temples, theatres and multi-storey condos, Hogman filtered vignettes of the urban landscape, its history, culture, and aesthetics through detailed perspective sketching.

In this video, he sought his subject in master architect Flank Llyod Wright-designed first Los Angeles commission – the spectacular Hollyhock House. Serenely seated in the East Hollywood neighbourhood, the house was completed between 1919 and 1921, and has been inspired by seventh century Mayan temples of southern Mexico.

Hogman beautifully illustrates the house’s cast concrete exterior, which features inclined upper walls and colonnades enmeshed in ornamental hollyhocks. He skillfully sketches the house in the same spirit of free reign and a flight of fancy that Wright described as 'California Romanza'.

Watch this space every Wednesday for more tutorials by Dan Hogman.

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