Other drawings, while still accurately capturing the buildings, have a different feel. One shows a nighttime scene downtown, the darkness creeping in around a skyscraper and the shadow of the moon half-hidden in the blue-black sky. Another is a rough sketch of the Houston skyline on a Newsweek magazine cover. While it’s just a study, it’s still impressive.
By the way, this won’t be the last time you can view Lopez’s illustrations; he’s donated his personal collection of works to the Architectural Archives of the Houston Public Library. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m .Fridays. Through January 13. Architecture Center Houston, 315 Capitol. For information, call 713-520-0155 or visit www.aiahouston.org. Free.
Mondays-Fridays. Starts: Nov. 10. Continues through Jan. 13, 2011