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Hand-Drawn Sketches in Detail: An Ongoing Series Episode 2


Following the enthusiastic response to our recent post, A Key Design Tool: Hand-Drawn Sketches, we received numerous emails asking for more tips, detailed explanations, and insights into the world of sketching. Your feedback has inspired us to delve deeper into this fascinating subject. That’s why we created a new series on our blog, “Hand-Drawn Sketches in Detail”.

Why Sketching Matters

Hand-drawn sketches are a fundamental part of the design process. They foster creativity, help visualise concepts, and communicate ideas effectively. Whether you are an architect, designer, or enthusiast, mastering the art of sketching can enhance your work and bring your ideas to life.

What to Expect in This Series

Over the coming weeks, we will explore various aspects of hand-drawn sketching, from the essential materials to advanced techniques. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and practical guide to sketching that you can apply directly to your design work. We will cover sketching from A to Z, including but not limited to:

  • Comprehensive guides to tools and materials, with tips on selecting the right equipment for your needs.
  • In-depth explanations and practical applications of different perspectives, such as one-point, two-point, and three-point perspectives.
  • Various sketching techniques like hatching, cross-hatching, shading, and texturing, along with tips and tricks to enhance your sketches.
  • Strategies to incorporate sketching into your daily routine, offering motivation and inspiration for regular practice.
  • Comparisons of digital vs. hand-drawn sketches, discussing the benefits and challenges of each method, and how to integrate both techniques into your workflow.
  • Case studies analyzing the techniques and styles of famous architects, sharing lessons learned from their sketches.
  • Information on upcoming workshops, both online and onsite, resources for improving your sketching skills, and special sketching days where we gather for focused sketching sessions.
  • Detailed guidance on how to sketch various subjects, including landscapes, buildings, urban spaces, trees and vegetation, and human figures.

We are excited to embark on this journey with you, exploring the art of hand-drawn sketches in design. Whether you are a beginner looking to improve your skills or a seasoned professional seeking new inspiration, this series is for you. Stay tuned for our next episode, where we will dive into the essential materials for hand-drawn sketching.

Thank you for your continued support and engagement. We look forward to sharing this creative exploration with you!


The pictures on this post are used from the artist Deniz Bol’s sketchbook with her permission.


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