Tag: Sketching

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • The Necessity of Drawing

    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 only to represent and review, but it is also to receive. Drawing is a process of making a dialogue, but it is an internal one between 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, a perspective drawing plays a significant role when one wants to convey the scene to represent depth in drawing. There are several types of perspective: one-point, two-point […]

  • Why Travel

    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 journey to experiencing the world and building up our design repertoire.  Drawing and writing perhaps might be media to reflect our exploration and to imprint our architectural […]

  • A mental Image

    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 a way of communication to oneself and others. Daily ritual of practice is crucial to strengthen this ability. The more one practice the better one will be […]

  • Traveling / Sketching

    Traveling / Sketching

    Up to this point, it is hard for me to imagine traveling without a sketchbook. Training myself to sketch while traveling has been an integral part of my architecture studies. I learned to sketch as part of school assignments without noticing the benefits of sketching while traveling. Slowly but surely, this habit has grown on […]

  • Meditative Practice through Sketching

    Meditative Practice through Sketching

    There are countless scientific research studies which indicate the benefits of practicing mindfulness regularly. It could help improve our well-being in various aspects such as reducing stress and anxiety, expanding our concentration span and ability to focus,  being calmer and many more. Practicing mindfulness can occur through various forms such as meditating in the conventional […]