For most applications for architecture courses, a portfolio is required. So, I've began work using guidelines from Plymouth. 15 to 25 pieces of art in total with a minimum of 10 hand-drawn pieces. WOW. My first piece is a reprodustion of a painting of four Nyonya ladies playing musical instruments.
My half done sketch.
Another of my inspirations is Utagawa Hiroshige, a Japanese ukiyo-e artist who was also referred by the art name Ichiyūsai Hiroshige. His paintings actually influenced Van Gogh who was interested in Japanese art.
Left: Hiroshige's Great Bridge, Sudden Shower at Atake
Right: Van Gogh's The Bridge in the Rain
I was thinking of Kinryuza Temple which depicts both Japanese art and architecture.
Another ukiyo-e artist and printmaker of the Edo period together with Hiroshige would be the senior Katsushika Hokusai. Comparatively, I prefer Hokusai's style with bright and strong colours. A few of my favourites of his art are Travellers Crossing the Oi River which was one of the 10 prints that were added to the original 36 prints in Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, and also the Drum Bridge.
Travellers Crossing the Oi River, Hokusai.
Drum Bridge, Hokusai.