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Sketch like an Architect (Techniques + Tips from a Real Project)

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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. **Here's the link to GET INVOLVED in my NEW PROJECT: http://thirtybyforty.com/new-project // GEAR I USE // CAD DRAWING TEMPLATE: * Download here: http://thirtybyforty.com/autocad-template ARCHITECT'S TOOLKIT: * Architect + Entrepreneur Startup Toolkit: http://thirtybyforty.com/SPL ARCHITECTURE ESSENTIAL TOOLS: * http://thirtybyforty.com/archi-gear PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR: *http://thirtybyforty.com/my-photo-gear MUSIC I USE: * http://thirtybyforty.com/music #architecture #architect #architecturetutorial -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Is THIS an Architecture Practice? The Undercover Architect Part 2" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=242zhcF0b5A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Valisk (4 days ago)
That was spooky. I had an identical Kuru Toga pencil in my hand as I was watching. Great videos - takes me back to my college days when 'Rendering with pen & ink' by Robert W. Gill was my bible. :)
I C O N I C (5 days ago)
Honestly, I never show people my sketch book. The last person I showed it to was my niece, she’s 1! 😂 I just find people’s unspoken criticisms way to... _something._
I learn architecture from you more than I learn from my teacher's thanks man
ivan kent arrojado (9 days ago)
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!
david manor (14 days ago)
what kind of pens ?
30X40 Design Workshop (14 days ago)
You can see everything I use here: https://thirtybyforty.com/blog/5-things-under-20-every-architect-needs (and) https://thirtybyforty.com/resources/
bigboss asrul (17 days ago)
where to buy those kind of tracing roll papers? its hard to find here .
NYERR AICRAGGE (18 days ago)
Hey, im just 13 and im interested about architecture, just few questions, what cheap materials can u recommrnd to your followers🤔
Lt Joker (22 days ago)
Matti Vilmunen (22 days ago)
you visual style looks like... well, just take a look 5:20 yourself..
manny (24 days ago)
What kind of white ink pen are you using? TIA
30X40 Design Workshop (23 days ago)
Check this post on my site for all the tools I use: https://thirtybyforty.com/blog/5-things-under-20-every-architect-needs?rq=tools
McKaos (24 days ago)
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
Marky Boi (24 days ago)
Structural engineering by profession.... Just subscribed... Enjoying your content. 👏
30X40 Design Workshop (23 days ago)
CeJaye (24 days ago)
just wrong
jonathan hutsell (25 days ago)
This was satisfying to watch
Jeffrey Fuller (25 days ago)
Tried to get into your new project, but it sent me to a type-form page that is private.
30X40 Design Workshop (24 days ago)
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
your videos are very helpfull as a student, thank you very much.
Real Idiot (26 days ago)
Why are you not able to draw a straight line? Do you get parkinsons?
Thank you!
Indre Aa (28 days ago)
Your videos are so so inspiring and straight to the point, but also very calming. I always feel like drawing and sketching after watching one of your videos. Thank you for that!
icommand (29 days ago)
i sketch during lunchbreak...its a good way to concentrate and develop right brain skills
derek askari dupont (29 days ago)
your expertise was perfectly nice this evening..keep plotting
Naim Majidov (1 month ago)
How can i find a pen like yours
eduardo santos (1 month ago)
Why is so hard to become a architect but they don’t even good money for how hard it is, i Believe the staring salary Is like 40k
Mingus ten Cate (1 month ago)
Love you Eric
Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon (1 month ago)
shout out from an architect from Australia; stay strong.
Oriol Esteve Blanch (1 month ago)
Which type of letter do you use in your autocad template and your presentations?
litoboy5 (1 month ago)
Lyna Ashley (1 month ago)
My dream is to become an architect so this might be a great start!
christian ramos (1 month ago)
as a student this channel really help me in improving my skills in architecture field, thanks a lot and keep up the good work bro!
20201963GT (1 month ago)
i love your video
Draw Technic (1 month ago)
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.
65 Roses (1 month ago)
Patrick B. (1 month ago)
I am studying architecture in Romania and I was wondering were you went to college ? I love love you work Sir ! Keep it going
Random Posts (1 month ago)
You soo good youtuber! I subbed
yoso tattoo (1 month ago)
islam ruzyyev (1 month ago)
hey, I like your style and I am really impressed with it, how can I find my own style or how did you come up with this style?
Skyler Ruin (1 month ago)
Why are your solid lines wavey or squiggly instead of straight?
Jv Garcia (1 month ago)
im liking it tho HAHAHA thats his technique.
GabbishLee Gifted (1 month ago)
Thanks for the videos. Pretty calming as well as informative
Lim Chhunly (1 month ago)
I couldn't find his biography actually. Somebody know it please tell me, I need his born year, place..... for presentation assignment.. Thank you^^
Kulamani Dutta (1 month ago)
Where are you living
Kittiwat Sirijan (1 month ago)
Corey Buckner (1 month ago)
Where did you go to school for Architecture?
Collins Klassics (1 month ago)
I jus learned a lot Jus with simplicity Ty
Jon Eric Lindström (1 month ago)
waiting for the new upload!! Can't wait!! amazing stuff!!
Jon Eric Lindström (1 month ago)
waiting for the new upload!! Can't wait!! amazing stuff!!
Adriana Matilde (1 month ago)
thank you so very much for sharing your teachings...very inspiring!!!....love your style! :)
Charlie Symons (1 month ago)
Why do you choose the uni kuru toga over the more common pentels or rotrings?
30X40 Design Workshop (1 month ago)
It rotates the lead as you use it so no flat spots and it’s always sharp, you can see the mechanism on the product page, it’s actually quite interesting> http://thirtybyforty.com/kuru-toga
Rahul Gaikwad (1 month ago)
Luv it !
Edsko de Vries (1 month ago)
This was inspirational!
Raffy Rempis (1 month ago)
Hey guys! Do you know what type of mechanical pencil he's using?
30X40 Design Workshop (1 month ago)
Links to everything are in the description, pencil is: http://thirtybyforty.com/kuru-toga
Ma Traz (1 month ago)
Guy,I'm good at drawing but,I'm...my math,it suck help me:( especially I love sketch,I'm weak at math how can we be architect???
Jack woulder (1 month ago)
sir im an 1st year b.arch student and im really struggling with timely submission of my assigments.... can u give some tips for time managment.. hopefully you would reply..
Jack woulder (1 month ago)
+Willy Jimmy thanks☺
Willy Jimmy (1 month ago)
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.
there is nothing to do (1 month ago)
I'd love to see a video of just sketching. Love your art
Ford smith (1 month ago)
Turns out, I've been drawing like an architect since I was 5, thanks Dad
Amazing Arts (1 month ago)
i love this content 💚♥
TheWassag (1 month ago)
what pens are you using? and papers?
Justhis (1 month ago)
I am not an Architect but i love this content
希ᴋɪʙᴏ (1 month ago)
Wow, just found out your channel and Im so glad I did. The tips are so thorough and your artmanship is aesthetic. Love your content.
iArtemix (1 month ago)
That Shining reference at 5:48 tho...
Orkidea Somppi (1 month ago)
What is the name of the song!
Hakan Köklü (1 month ago)
Love your sketching skills, i am about to finish my master study architecture, i am also using copic marker, which color must we have on our desk?
Mitt Navn (1 month ago)
Great video!
Fake Plastic (1 month ago)
"you don't need to buy new art supplies ... you can just raid your kids art supplies." ... Who buys your kids crayons? lol Great video btw thanks
Gaming Ocurence (1 month ago)
I am an intermediate artist, The way you draw is so unique and simple. The lightning looks perfect. Keep it up ! I guess i should steal your art style to sketch landscape now xD
Sender Sailing (1 month ago)
Unreal man, this is what the YouTube platform is about. What an honest and informative video, no fluff for views, just real, cinematic, educational, time well spent. Dig it 🤙🏼
Donovan Wallace (1 month ago)
Why not 40×50 design?
efren jr. torres M. (1 month ago)
Satisfying 💕
Renz Arbis (1 month ago)
Am I listening to Fitz?
Arnold Villa (1 month ago)
Thank you for such an inspiring and educational video.
Celine Tan (1 month ago)
nice sketches :)
Dereck Aguilera (1 month ago)
What does an interior garden need?
Nikhil Sharma (1 month ago)
Your sketching style is amazing. Im currently building up my style as well and you have been a great help!
Walmir Medeiros (1 month ago)
It's so good when the video list is in the description. Important information is available there. This situation shows the type of person you are: someone willing to help. Thank you!
Manfredy Navas (1 month ago)
you are a total inspiration ...
Kyrene Herrera (1 month ago)
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!
BTDarters Channel (1 month ago)
Really great video, content, and awesome videography!! Very helpful tips and very well presented!! I took the survey! Thanks! 👍😀👍
Bara Al-Arfaj (1 month ago)
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. Thanks!
ZIRKA KIT (1 month ago)
Очень круто, издавна желал знать будто можно мастерить верный строительный скетч.
Bijan Izadi (1 month ago)
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
JWK DESIGN (1 month ago)
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!
30X40 Design Workshop (1 month ago)
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...
Your videos are fascinating.
Rash Rixie (1 month ago)
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" Nice reference
Architect Kashif (1 month ago)
To me you are a mentor.. Now i can sketch better. Thanks to you.
30X40 Design Workshop (1 month ago)
Kind of you to say, especially when you're doing all the hard work of practicing...! all the best...eric @30x40
morlthree (1 month ago)
'When your first impulse is to check social media when you have a free minute...' Man, I just got busted! Thanks for making this extremely motivating video.
Emma Black (1 month ago)
Thanks for the inspiration! Done the questionnaire :)
Pilette alain (1 month ago)
spent all day gloriously sketching for and office and factory extension ! ahhh 😁
Tarek Albasitt (1 month ago)
hello mr. kan i Know which pencil use you for drawing?
Billy Phobophile (1 month ago)
Like the shining reference
30X40 Design Workshop (1 month ago)
Sam Finance Tech (1 month ago)
Awesome design...
Simon Bartholomew (1 month ago)
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.
30X40 Design Workshop (1 month ago)
Great...thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts! all the best...
Kelsee Smith (1 month ago)
Love your videos. Long time viewer. Do you take on design interns?
Caleb Jones (1 month ago)
Subscribed! Hey what are the general things to know and to get/have if you are to get architecture?
Swarnava Banerjee (1 month ago)
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. Thanks.
Tehcarp (1 month ago)
Happy medium: If you go on social, 30s sketch every object and building that comes up in your feed.
Hen9207 (1 month ago)
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!
Suresh Ravi (5 days ago)
Exactly!!! what I've been searching for years.
Hen9207 (1 month ago)
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!
Craig Ian Stephens (1 month ago)
Hmm, that's good. Maybe he will also cover contract admin, writing contracts and descriptions of works, chasing engineers, chasing engineers and err...chasing engineers.
Hen9207 (1 month ago)
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! ;)
30X40 Design Workshop (1 month ago)
many thanks for your time and sharing your thoughts...really appreciate it!
David Ferguson (1 month ago)
Great advise.
30X40 Design Workshop (1 month ago)
thanks David...
BARWA Peter (1 month ago)
I feel so guilty watching this video. Thanks for the reminder and inspiration to get more intimate with my sketchpad.
30X40 Design Workshop (1 month ago)
I need reminders too...believe me...making these videos is a hack to keep me accountable to building a good sketching habit... thanks for watching...
Callum Firth (1 month ago)
Awesome as always
Anastasia Umeanaka (1 month ago)
Was working on some sketches yesterday and I hated how they were looking. This came at they right time. Thanks Eric!

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