It’s strange, here I am continuing my series of one line drawing artworks of famous landmarks from around the world and I was trying to think of what iconic building represents the United States the most . . . and the first thing that came to mind were the World Trade Centres. It’s amazing what type of an impact that event had on me and mankind, but I decided not to draw them for a few reasons. One, they no longer exist. Two, they are boring compared to other American landmarks. And, Three, there are other more interesting (less current) landmarks to consider.
I thought of Mount Rushmore, and the Empire States Building, the Hollywood Signs, and Capital Building; but ended up deciding to go with the Statue of Liberty – the first thing immigrants used to see as they entered into New York.
I’ve never seen it in person, but I always found that it had a very fascinating story on how it was gifted, funded, and constructed. Whenever you draw these types of things you tend to see the hidden details, the lines and construction pieces. Especially in a one line drawing, they can be links from one point to another.
This drawing was pretty straight forward for me. Some who’ve seen it say it looks simpler than the others, but held next to them all I think it stands its own ground much the same. It doesn’t need to be an expansive building to be impressive.