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The Necessity of Drawing

“The encounter of artist and drawing energies, their dialogue, does not have the form of question and answer. It is an inarticulate dialogue.” -Granta To draw is not…

Still Here!

I saw this structure 10 years ago when I lived in Springfield, Illinois with my family. I never gave much a thought about this structure until I recently…

New Year

During New year, my family and I had a chance to visit our relative in Petersburg, IL. I had a chance to visit the historical village where the…

Oh Light, I adore You

Painting has much to do with light and dark. Painting provokes my awareness of being. I observe things more carefully since I have begun painting again. The simple…

Two-Point Perspective

The principal of two-point perspective is essentially the same as one-point perspective except there will be two vanishing points on the horizontal line as the name suggested. The…

One – Point Perspective

Being able to draw a perspective drawing is one of most important skill for people who engage in drawing as part of everyday life. Particularly for observational sketching,…

Vista

In situ sketching

Why is it important to learn and practice on site sketching? Students often ask this common question when I take them out for on-site sketching. In situ sketching…

Why Travel

If one sees learning architecture as a distant journey, travel is a key ingredient of this journey. Travel in this sense is not a vacation, but rather a…

A mental Image

An architecture idea begins with a mental image.  To materialize a mental image is to draw. Drawing is a process of forming a mental image to embody thoughts as…