Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, the Indian architectural wonder has stayed the symbol of everlasting love for more than 400 years. Nowadays, Taj Mahal is a must-see attraction for tourists worldwide, but also a source of inspiration for artists and architects – due to its perfection in simetry and the grandeur of its intricate ornaments. Inspired by the Persian architecture of the Safavid period, Taj Mahal still holds a certain attraction over anyone who loves beauty and art.
For all these reasons, I chose to draw Taj Mahal as a gift for my lovely mother for her birthday. I just thought that it is symbolic and beautiful itself and she genuinely enjoyed it. I hope you’ll feel the same – the evolution, as well as the finished piece are displayed below.
Now I shall mention some more details about my drawing: its size is 50×70 cm, and I used HB pencil and charcoal. But the duration of the drawing process makes the real difference between this one and my previous drawings of this kind. While the old pieces took me 20-25 hours to complete, this one was finished in only 6 hours. I would say that practicing architectural drawing for a relatively long time starts showing off – and this is my main advice for anyone willing to improve and perfect his or her drawing skills: practice is always a key to success!
I hope you’ll find this artwork on your taste. Please let me know what you think! The following article on my blog will give you an insight into the architecture of the magnificent Taj Mahal, so stay tuned, as it will come up very soon!
There is the final version of the drawing: