Detailing of pediment and bracketed exterior light fixtures at the hotel entry frame the event of arrival. This is a destination for visitors and locals alike. Pop-up venues, live music and architectural details draw you in. Reflecting the materials and textures of the building, it was enjoyable to capture the building’s character with pen and ink dots, jots, dashes and lines.
The interior of Hope 46, the restaurant of The Lafayette Hotel, consists of antique glass window panes and reclaimed wood. Along with watercolor, I used walnut ink to capture the essence of the vintage wood.
This was the initial sketch that inspired me to sketch more of the interior and exterior of the hotel.
Leigh Ann Pfeiffer is a designer and professor with a focus on architectural design and city planning based in San Diego, California. You can see more of her sketches here.