Then, let’s proceed to the small openings just above the main gate. You’ll have to use the Mini-Mask grid here, as they’ll help a lot with the placing of different elements on the same front.
As you can see, I have placed the row of smaller arches 4cm above the main gate’s highest point. I decided to use the leftmost arch as the central one of a set of three.
Once the first and central of the three arches is drawn,
drawing the other two is easily done by placing the Mini-Mask so that its right
arch is superimposed on the one drawn on the material. The Mini-Mask’s left
arch becomes then the leftmost arch in our set of three.
The same technique is used to create one more arch left
and right. As you can see, I have not drawn the base for these ones, as they’ll
become windows with a longer shape.
Once again, I’ll use the grid on the Mini-Mask to measure
the 7cm height. To make sure these lines will be parallel to the others, I’ll
refer to the grid.
Using the set of three arches as a reference, I find the
central point to start working on the biggest and highest arch on the church
Once again, using the main arch as a reference I place two
smaller ones 35 mm (1,40") at its sides.
The central front is done now. Its missing the biggest
arch way up high, but the Mini-Mask does not come in that particular size.
This work was done in 5 minutes with no other tools.
Creating the front for the two isles is way easier. The
drawings you can see look plain enough but would have required more tools and
time. The Mini-Mask is a perfect resource that includes all the tools you need
in a simple object, and will help you improve your projects for scenic
architecture by making them faster, easier and more precise.