Today I was looking for books on prisons, dungeons and torture rooms in the 1800 to give more of an idea of what the jail cell look like in Allan Poe's short story 'The Pit and The Pendulum', but I couldn't find any. I did however find books on buildings and I thought I could use this to help me design the house in 'The Fall House of Usher' and also design the inside as well. One book about London's architect while the other talks about Gothic England.
I did some sketches from the Gothic England book to because the building inside are very old, but have amazing textures and shapes. I ink the sketches to make them more visible when I scan them to my computer.
And here are the picture I used from the book, I only chose certain parts of the buildings that looked easy to draw, but soon I will try to draw complicated buildings.
First Picture: Canterbury Cathedral. Second picture: York Minster.
Finally here are the compairisons between my sketches and the buildings, I only drew the shapes and parts that sort of stand out.
If anyone knows any books about prisons or dungeons or even old buildings from of near the 1800s please leave a comment.