Category: Blog

  • TONAL VALUES

    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

    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 Sketching: Using Shade & Shadow to Define Shapes
  • Freehand Drawing: One-Point Perspective

    Freehand Drawing: One-Point Perspective
  • Eye, Mind and Hand:

    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

    Freehand Sketch_ 2 point perspective

    Main Courtyard, Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne in Rome by Peruzzi

  • One point perspective sketch No.2

    One point perspective sketch No.2

    I posted the first version of how to make a quick sketch of one point perspective a few months ago. I want to resurface this topic to help people who are interested to practice observational drawings with one point perspective. I created a motion image that may help to understand how to construct this drawing […]

  • Freehand Drawing:The timeless tool in architecture

    Freehand Drawing:The timeless tool in architecture

    I entered architecture school at the end of 20th century. At that time, computational tools began to appear in the architecture realm in both practice and academia. Autodesk AutoCad was perhaps the most dominate tool at that moment. The fundamental method of drawing in AutoCad does not change much compared to Alberti’s method of architectural […]