Follow along as I work through a few rough sketches for a new project; I discuss the key style points and techniques you can use to develop your own architectural sketching style. Each sketching vignette includes many tips, but broadly they fall under the following headings:
1) Simply your toolset: fewer tools = fewer decisions
2) Start small: move quickly, be less precise, less precious
3) Line work: architectural sketching is a line art, not a fine art
4) Annotations: helps create a layered esthetic, describes things you're not able to easily show
5) Media + Implements: how changing these from time to time can spur new ideas.
6) Practice: the one thing guaranteed to improve your architectural sketching technique.
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Being an Architecture student from the Philippines. It is very helpful for us to learn new things about Architecture in your video. I already downloaded all 30x40 Design Workshop video. Lets Keep Moving Forward!
I'm no architect, but i do draw tons, a small tip for better handwriting, along with writing smaller, try to write in all caps as well, while still making the first capital letter of a word larger than the other capital letters
Hi, Jeff - First, thanks for being a member, I really appreciate your support! The survey is closed now and I’m using all the feedback and responses from the survey to move forward with the next phase of the project. If you'd like to know when it’s ready you can sign up to be notified at http://thirtybyforty.com/sign-up
I have already started sketching and will be doing a lot more hand drawn projects. Could you make a video on the architectural steps or process?
From when you get a client, what happens, how does it go from there up til the completion and handover of the building? Would be much appreciated thanks.
Some tips I have found that helped me;
1.Don't try to include all details in your first pass. Start with the basic outline and add details in layers. This also helps to get an idea early on about the overall composition if it is acceptable before you invest a lot of time. You can continue to improve the drawing as long as time permits or until you finish.
2. Learn to accept a little imperfection. It will be ok, I promise. You clearly have high standards to be asking this question, so I can't expect you'd throw quality out the window. But the quest for absolute perfection will keep you stressed out and constantly worried about the deadline.
3. Make copies of your outline drawing. Yes, do the basic outline, and when you're happy with it scan it and make copies. If you find your not happy with where it going with the details or color, chuck it and grab a fresh one. Less to redo and less pressure to be perfect.
Thank you so much! This was extremely helpful. I've always hated my sketching style and im in my final year architecture. i never had the confidence and i always compared my sketches to others, thinking i really suck at it. affected how i saw architecture too. but this makes me want to practise and just appreciate my own sketches. Thank you so much again!
As an artist, I have been so focused on line art and abstract art, because I like the freedom they offer in terms of expression and action. I rarely work on perspective, your video pretty much inspired me to at least experiment with it :),. ---And as an Engineer, I think that would be useful too.
Thank you for creating these videos. I cant even begin to tell you how much I have learned that I thought I was just unable to learn before, being able to watch over and over and really learn is so important
as always, your video quality is amazing & ever-improving. just went through your lens list, but for the super close-up shots of the very tip of the pencils & pens, which lens were you using? THANK YOU!
cheers (+ thanks for noticing)...here's the lens I used for those shots: http://thirtybyforty.com/100-28
i'm finding it's actually quite a versatile lens, good compression when you're not using it in a macro environment too...
An on line course from you?.. thats the most exciting news I have heard in a long time! Sign me up! Love your channel! Have never commented before, I just sit in the back ground, like a sponge, soaking up any knowledge I can from you. I appreciate all your efforts and would be glad to pay a little back by being able to enrol in an on line course.
Apart from being beautiful, your sketches are architecturally very meaningful. It is indeed a meticulously cultivated skill you have there.
I suggest you can publish some of your selected sketches of selected projects over the years and compare with actual built to explain the method or process of development. Maybe it'll help in moving young architects like me to rely lesser on a screen.
Can you do a video on how to take notes? How to record information in your sketchbook. What information should we be looking for when gathering information for a project (either on site or homework research) and how to record it professionally....! Thanks!
For me as a student, your videos (especially the epic live one from last month) make it easier to contextualise the work of an architect and see it in practice for real outside the classroom. It's a little homework I do before attending a studio class, just to make sure I am educated and informed as well as I can be! Thank you so much!
I just took your survey, Eric. This is corny, but the questions were gifts! I hope our answers are as useful as your questions were to my thinking!! Thanks for the videos, I'd die without your tutorials for college! ;)
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