From a young age, I’ve always been mesmerized by buildings. I was obsessed with drawing and what it had to offer. Whether it was a meaningless doodle on the side of my test or a full scale drawing in my notebook, I was fascinated by what I could achieve. Drawing opened new doors and paved the way to a whole new world of ideas.
Hi, my name is Charles West and I love to draw buildings. Never would I believe that through my countless hours of sketching I would be here today still doing what I love. I’ve been drawing for about 13 years, the majority of my life and I still find it takes up most of my time. Hours upon hours, days upon days, I was consumed by my drawings and therefore they became real. At least, the more I drew the more I understood. The more I understood, the faster I began to apply those techniques to my artwork. My art, focusing primarily on pencil and ink, exhibits neoclassical and early roman architecture. My favorite drawing, The Dome of Elgise, located in Paris, France, is one of a kind. Taking roughly 7 hours to complete, it is my most detailed drawing, yet. That said, I love drawing and everything it has to offer. It’s been a incredibly important part of my life for longer than I can remember and it has helped to shape the man I am today. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for drawing and I hope that someday I can apply my talents to the world of architecture.