Illustrator Thibaud Herem draws buildings, brick by brick by (by brick). His highly detailed illustrations remind of architectural drawings made on the computer. In reality, though, they are carefully drawn by hand, using pencils and Indian inks.
“Drawing a building brick by brick allows me to understand its structure and composition much better,” explained the French-born, London-based illustrator in an interview with Uncube Magazine. “The tiniest details are uncovered and the personality of the building itself is also revealed through this process, which is a very lengthy and slow one.”
According to Herem, during his creation process, he tends to let his mind roam free. “I often imagine a building’s construction process, trying to picture how many people worked on it, how long it took, the different type of skills they must have had – and then try to produce a drawing in respect to these thoughts,” he relayed.
“I’m very interested in the aesthetic aspect of architecture and I find that graphic design allows me to learn about this through the construction of images of buildings,” he added. “In this way I learn about the history of buildings too.”
Take a look at his incredible illustrations below: