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April 12th, 2019

Alexandria Window Study

Artist: Reham M. Ali, Egypt
Artist statement: Sketching architectural elements such as doors, windows or any architectural details, especially of old buildings always interests me. That’s the reason my sketchbook is filled with door sketches that I usually call my rescue topic during any artistic block. And as an interior designer, my architectural background has helped me with these sketches. What I love also is adding depth to my sketch. Sometimes I can only find a door or window that seems flat, so I enjoy adding shadows to my subject to create the feeling of depth and movement to a static element like a window.

MEDIA: Ink and watercolor
SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 GSM – White – Cold Press Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Reham M. Ali (Alexandria, Egypt) studied Fine-Arts and holds a Ph.D. degree in Interior Design from the University of Alexandria. She has been drawing since childhood. Sketching architecture came as a natural part of her study and work, she began sketching on location since her senior year in college. In 2015, she discovered Urban Sketchers and since then she started to focus on sketching her hometown city, Alexandria, which is the main subject of her watercolor and sketching work. In 2018 she led a workshop “Urban Tales .. Buildings Can Talk Too ” at the 9th Urban Sketchers Symposium in Porto. Reham is also a workshop instructor in both Egypt and Saudi Arabia where she works now as Assistant Professor at IAU University.

Instagram: @reham_m_a

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/rehamsketchbook/?ref=bookmarks

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