Author: minimaldra

  • On Drawing

    On Drawing
  • Depth in Drawing Part 1

    Depth in Drawing Part 1

    Depth is a fundamental element that must be sustained in painting and drawings. With depth, graphics will be more visually inviting. Decreasing understanding of how depths are created will enhance the quality of visual communication in drawings and paintings. The insight gained from this article can apply to analog and digital drawing. Yet, it also…


    In the previous blog post, I wrote about the importance of  of graphite sketching in my watercolor painting process. Many people undervalue the usefulness of utilizing graphite sketching as an integral part of developing your painting ideas. I was able to gradually improve my painting over years of experience practicing monochrome sketching. Since I began…

  • Perspective in Observational Sketching

    I wrote about a brief history of perspective drawing in my blog a few months ago. In this article I would like to talk about how important it is to practice perspective drawing for people who are interested in developing their observational sketching skills as well as a Plein Air painting. Using perspective is the…

  • Graphite sketches in Watercolor Painting

    In my previous blog post, I wrote about having a sketchbook as an integral part of daily life.  In this article, I would like to talk about the function of graphite sketches for watercolor painting. Before I began my journey in watercolor medium, I used ink or graphite sketches as the primary media for my…

  • The necessity of a sketchbook

    A sketchbook is an integral part of art, architecture, and other creative fields. If one aims to improve upon their own work, constant drawing is a must. A sketchbook is a testing ground of ideas and a playground for drawing exercises. It helps keep track of our own thoughts and provides a reflection of the…

  • Freehand Sketching: Using Shade & Shadow to Define Shapes

  • Freehand Drawing: One-Point Perspective

  • Eye, Mind and Hand:

    The ability to sketch not only facilitates your architectural design skills but also helps make our thoughts visible. The visibility of your design thinking via sketching allows you to reveal and speculate your ideas. Freehand drawing demands an active apprehension of mental images. The simple act of drawing requires a collaboration between the eye, hand,…

  • Freehand Sketch_ 2 point perspective

    Main Courtyard, Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne in Rome by Peruzzi